Back in October, we told you how the upcoming Adobe Flash Professional CS5 would be able to port existing Flash-based games and apps to the iPhone app format. Since then, Adobe has scotched a planned public beta of the technology, forcing many developers to wait until the official 2010 release of CS5.
Luckily, a select group of coders did get to participate in a closed beta program. InRunTime was one such shop, and now the fruits of their labor — a game called Alchemist — can be obtained from the App Store. (And obtain it soon: the game's web page lists a US$1.99 MSRP, but it's currently available for free…)
Clearly, concerns about a Flash app potentially running amok in the closed iDevice architecture are not stopping Flash-base apps from getting App Store approval. If anything, it should open the floodgates for more and more developers to dip their feet in the iPool.