It's the end of an era. Miniclip, a well-known browser games website enjoyed by millions of millennials during their childhood, has announced that it will be shutting down its servers except for those of its current popular titles, 8 Ball Pool and Agario.
The closure could be due to the website's declining daily player count over the years, as well as the shrinking revenue generated by web games.
Another major reason for its decline is the tech industry's push to phase out the Adobe Flash Player, which was critical to Miniclip's success in the past. However, this does not mean that the Miniclip is no longer available. The UK-based company announced that it will close its web games portal and instead focus on mobile games, where it has seen tremendous success.
Miniclip's mobile games appear to have surpassed 4 billion downloads. This includes 8 Ball Pool, Agario, and other games.
I have fond memories of hacking our school's computer system in order to play the latest Miniclip games. Who can forget games like Bush Shootout, Bowling King, Football Strike, Plague Inc, and others?
Long before mobile phones and steam became what they are today, Miniclip was the place to be for computer games. Everyone knew what Miniclip was, and we all have fond memories of playing on it.
Words cannot express how happy they made us. While they may be shifting their focus to more profitable revenue streams, nostalgia for those who remember Miniclip will live on. Miniclip was the true MVP of many of our childhoods. Gone but never forgotten.