1. Introduction & Requirements

    YoFlash is a games component for the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla™. It is build for people who either want a games section on their web application or who want to have their own games page on the world wide web.

    YoFlash started a couple of years ago as an integration of MochiMedia™ (a flashgames distribution page) into Joomla™. In recent years however, the game development as well as new technology innovations lead to a huge change in the way that web-based games work. The Adobe Flash™ technology, even though still used quite often for game development, has become a niche product of the web due to a couple of restrictions, where the (more or less) new HTML5 standard allows to write and play games directly in the browser without the need to proprietary software (like Flash™) working on multiple devices, like classic PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets and smart phones. While MochiMedia closed its doors in April 2014, YoFlash tries to keep up with these recent changes and works towards a simple yet flexible way to integrate all sort of (web) games from different distributors into a Joomla™ web presence. Since our last release back in 2015 FlashGamesDistribution (FGD) was a good alternative to MochiMedia but closed its doors now as well. Now, in 2019, even the first browsers willl finally drop flash support completely. This is why YoFlash 5 has been build around HTML5 games that are playable on all kind of devices.

    The aim is to provide an easy to manage yet flexible way to integrate web-based games into a Joomla website.


    • Easy to setup
    • Yoflash uses Joomlas Category System
    • Yoflash integrates into Joomlas Tag System
    • Download and publish up to 100 HTML5 games with a single click
    • The games come from vairous sources, but we build a feedas a wrapper around it, so you don't have to deal with all the different implementations of the games.
    • Module position support
    • Option for detailed game statistics

    Front-end features
    • Order your games in the category view by most played, alphabetically,  recently played, highest rated and much more
    • Integrated rating system
    • Full screen support (on most games)
    • Games can be de-/activated for mobile and desktop devices
    • Logged in users can save their favourite games
    • Integration with comment systems, like JComments and Disqus (more to come)
    • "Keep alive" - Users won't be logged out when their session times out
    • Shows recommended games (by using a tagging system)
    • Share on Facebook, Twtter etc option
    • SEO support

    • Language English and German

    The minimum requirements to install YoFlash 5 are:
    • Joomla 3.6+
    • PHP version 5.4 or greater (5.3 is untested)
    • PHP CURL support