Macromedia has announced the fifth anniversary of Shockwave.

Peter Ryce, senior director of product marketing at Macromedia, said: "Macromedia wants to thank developers who have made Shockwave content the phenomenon it is today." Looking forward to the high-bandwidth Internet future, he said: "We look forward to working with developers on the next generation of Shockwave content."

Shockwave developer John Carlin, president of Funny Garbage, said: "Shockwave content opened up so many possibilities for multimedia developers who were not satisfied with conveying their vision with text and images."

When launched in 1995, Shockwave Player was the first product to bring animated, interactive content to the Web.