When you grew up within the 2000s like myself, you may have ploughed by way of numerous Flash video games throughout faculty hours. The Unimaginable Quiz, Henry Stickman, Line Rider—all video games that stored me and my mates entertained as a substitute of, y’know, doing faculty work. It is any surprise that these computer systems did not begin blocking Flash web sites sooner.

However there was one sequence of Flash video games that I would play even exterior of college hours. The Papa Louie video games have an enormous place in my coronary heart and that of my mates. The time administration sim asks you to juggle numerous orders from ever-more demanding clients and took me throughout all types of cuisines: Papa’s Burgeria, Papa’s Pizzeria, Papa’s Taco Mia, you get the gist. They type of died on PC when Flash met its demise, migrating over to cellular. Till now. 

Papa’s Freezeria, the ice cream-themed game in Flipline Studio’s long-running sequence, now has a everlasting residence on Steam. Seems Flipline was teasing its arrival for a number of weeks, although I had no thought till this very correct Reddit publish. It is a extra beefed-up model of the unique, providing extra elements, new clients and new options like buyer outfits and day by day specials.

The unique game is sort of 12 years previous at this level, and it most definitely retains its Flash twang in its artwork fashion and gameplay. Nevertheless it’s a nostalgia journey and a comparatively low cost one at that. It is lower than $5, and even cheaper till April 7. I had a fast half-hour with the game whereas penning this up—I’ve at all times been a little bit of a sucker for cooking and time administration video games like this, and Papa’s Freezeria nonetheless holds up at present. It most likely will not hit the identical for many who did not develop up with it, however I forgot how a lot enjoyable these video games had been. I will not say no to Flipline placing extra of its library on Steam ultimately.