Warning: Flash

This game was exported in Flash and, as you probably know, Flash has been discontinued. As such, I can only provide access to the source code and the .swf file at the moment.

If you happen to have an ancient computer that still runs Flash in the browser, or a copy of the Adobe Flash Standalone Player, you should be able to run the game.

At some point I may port the game to JavaScript or similar, and it’s possible that the ruffle Flash emulator will get to a point where this game will run again. Let’s see.


ZORBA originally comes from an idea Rilla and I had while walking through the Piazza San Marco in Venice. It was written in ActionScript 3 using Adobe’s FlashBuilder 4.5 and the excellent Flixel library. It uses sound effects I made in bfxr and the music was thieved from a MIDI file that floats around the internet. I used Aria Maestosa extensively in working with the MIDI. The font in ZORBA is Commodore 64 Pixelized byDevin Cook.

You can read my writing about the game on my blog. ZORBA was discussed (in German) on Superlevel and (in English) on gamescenes. And some crazy people made a guy play it while on a swing, so there you go.