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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3 – Part 5


Written By MrSun at 12:44 pm - Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Beginner Tutorials, Flash, Game Development

Table of Contents Coding Paddle Movement Programming the Ball Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Hit Testing the Bricks Creating Levels Finishing Touches Step 5: Creating Levels Now that we’ve got the basic gameplay down, we can create some levels. Because we’re making only a simple game, we aren’t going to make that many. But [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3 – Part 4


Written By MrSun at 10:33 am - Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Beginner Tutorials, Flash, Game Development

Table of Contents Coding Paddle Movement Programming the Ball Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Hit Testing the Bricks Creating Levels Finishing Touches Step 4: Hit Testing the Bricks Now that we’ve actually made the bricks, we can now break them with our ball… Anyway, this will be pretty easy to accomplish. But, if you [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3 – Part 3


Written By MrSun at 1:25 pm - Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Beginner Tutorials, Flash, Game Development

Table of Contents Coding Paddle Movement Programming the Ball Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Hit Testing the Bricks Creating Levels Finishing Touches Step 3: Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Ok, we’ve got the paddle and the ball. Now, the only major thing left to program is the brick. This is also the hardest [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3 – Part 2


Written By MrSun at 9:47 am - Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Beginner Tutorials, Flash, Game Development

Table of Contents Coding Paddle Movement Programming the Ball Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Hit Testing the Bricks Creating Levels Finishing Touches Step 2: Programming the Ball The next obvious step in creating a brick breaker game is making the ball. So, I’m just going to make a small 10×10 pixel white circle into [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3


Written By MrSun at 9:44 am - Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Beginner Tutorials, Flash, Game Development

Table of Contents Coding Paddle Movement Programming the Ball Setting Up the Bricks on Stage Hit Testing the Bricks Creating Levels Finishing Touches Step 1: Coding Paddle Movement Ok, this is going to be my first tutorial on hopefully a simple subject. This is probably going to be broken up into a few parts. So, [...]

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Game Development Spotlight: Xylophone Master


Written By MrSun at 9:00 am - Monday, July 28th, 2008
Categories: AS3, Flash, Game Development, Spotlight

As you may not have known, my latest flash game, Xylophone Master, has recently been released. It was my first attempt at a real feature-filled flash game, and it was quite a bittersweet success. Let me first tell you about the actual game itself. It is a rhythm-based game where all 8 of he home [...]

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The Spotlight


Written By MrSun at 6:46 pm - Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Categories: News

I’ve just added a little section to the site called “The Spotlight”. You can see it up on the navigation bar. I took the concept of the Game Development Spotlight and expanded it a bit into something more. In order to motivate myself to make better flash games and have a great time while doing [...]

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Link Post Sunday 07/27


Written By MrSun at 10:08 am - Sunday, July 27th, 2008
Categories: Link Post Sunday, Links

Emanuele Feronato made a couple of posts about making a flash arcade site in WordPress. He gives some useful information on it and just released a 2nd part today. Are you Getting Pumped for Flash CS4? Will at Ahrooga made a nice post for beginners called Tips for Learning ActionScript 3.0 Gabriel Bianconi made a [...]

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Blog Moved Up a Notch


Written By MrSun at 1:46 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: News

Hey, if you haven’t noticed, the blog has been moved up a notch, meaning that it has been moved to the top level of Mr Sun Studios itself, not /blog/. Just a heads up. If you linked to my blog, you should re-find the links and change it where you post it. Sorry for the [...]

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How Difficult should Flash Games Be?


Written By MrSun at 1:27 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

One issue surrounding the development process of a flash game is the difficulty level. How hard should it be? How easy its too easy? These are questions whose answers I hope to simplify for you. I’ve often made the mistake of making my games too hard many times. What I think is easy in my [...]

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