When you are about to design a Flash game, one of the first things you must consider is the size of the stage.
Those “width” and “height” parameters must be set carefully. A size too small allows limited gameplay, while a big one can cause problems to users playing at not-so-high resolutions on not-so-powerful computers, such as netbooks.
While you should set the stage size according to the gameplay (a Tetris clone should have a portrait size, while a Metro Siberia Underground clone should have a landscape size), it’s interesting to have a brief overview about other games’ size.
Thanks to my MochiAds plugin for WordPress I collected the sizes of 7,873 games and made some queries to obtain some interesting stats.
This won’t tell you the perfect size for a Flash game, but it will help you to know the most used game sizes
|Most used||550 (23%)
600 (15%)640 (13%)
And this is the top 5 chart of the most used resolutions:
1) 550×400 (18%)
2) 640×480 (11%)
3) 600×400 (6%)
4) 800×600 (5%)
5) 750×530 (2%)
What’s your favorite Flash game size?