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Newgrounds Flash Player

Newgrounds is home to over 20 years of content built using Adobe Flash. Unfortunately, most browser manufacturers will be dropping support for the Flash plugin, and these submissions will no longer play directly in your browser.

But don't worry, we've got you covered. Windows Desktop/Notebook users can still play all of this classic content with the Newgrounds Player! We've designed this player to create a seamless browsing experience on Newgrounds, while preserving the ability to enjoy all of our classic content. There are NO hidden surprises (malware/adware/tracking/etc) built into this player. It was made to play Flash content, and nothing else! Simply follow the directions below to get started.

Update (February 18, 2021): Newgrounds Player will now edit a Flash\mms.cfg file on Windows as part of the installation process, to allow Flash to run in Windows.

Step 1: Download the Player

Click here to download the installer.

Step 2: Install the Player

Run the installer file, following any on-screen prompts.

This early version may trigger Windows Defender warnings as we establish our certification. If you see the "Windows protected your PC" warning, you will need to click the "More info" link to see the "Run anyway" option.

This player also depends on Adobe's standalone Flash plugin. You may be asked to install that as well.

Step 3: Play Your Favorite Content!

Now when you browse game and movie portals, any Flash content will automatically load in the Newgrounds player!

Version History

Stable Versions

  • 5/5/21
    ActiveX control is installed with the player now
  • 2/17/21
    Fixed some incorrect info in the 'About' dialog
  • 2/17/21
    Post killswitch updates
  • 10/31/19
    -fix for Enter key not working on some SWFs
  • 8/4/19
    -Flash ActiveX installer bundled with and able to be launched from the app if user is found to not have it installed
    -removing code that explicitly sets SWF background color.... we'll see how this works out