While its sibling, Adobe Flash, still has 2020 and the rest of 2019 to entertain you with web games, the company has officially ended support for Shockwave Player. Attempting to go to the download page redirects you to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for End of Life of Adobe Shockwave, which politely tells you to rethink your life decisions.
Joking aside, it is a bit sad to see all this content disappear. The late 90s and early aughts had a few hours spent playing 3D mini golf, some tank combat games, and so forth. There was a time when both Director and Flash were on my list of things to download the day of a Windows reinstall. (In fact, it used to be Shockwave before Flash!) It’s better now that all of that is integrated into the browser, despite the occasional person who tries to convince me that the web should be for nothing more than documents. Little apps that can run anywhere is a powerful concept.
Have any Shockwave Director memories? Let us know in the comments!