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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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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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Instructions in a Flash Game


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

When you, as a flash developer, make a game, it is important that you inform your user how to play it. Usually if your game is simple enough, the user doesn’t need to read the instructions, but with more complicated games, they are required. There is one problem with making instructions, however. If you have [...]

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Getting your Flash Game More Traffic


Written By MrSun at 1:23 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development, Links

So you’ve created a great flash game, and want to get as many people to see it as possible. Where do you begin? Hopefully, this post will give you an idea. Why Would you want your Game to get More Traffic? Money Usually, the primary objective of a game developer is to make as much [...]

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Link Post Sunday 07/20


Written By MrSun at 1:22 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Link Post Sunday, Links

Link Post Sunday is just going to be a day that I post up useful blog posts that have appeared throughout the week. Flash Enabled Blog: Top Flash Tutorial Sites Another list of tutorial sites that is very useful. It contains some of the sites that I have mentioned in my previous posts, and a [...]

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Resources to Learn ActionScript for Beginners


Written By MrSun at 1:17 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development, Links

When I first began to learn ActionScript, I had to try a variety of different sources before I found a few that I could understand and actually learn from. ActionScript was my first programming language, so I knew nothing about the basics. Here are a few of the resources I used to learn ActionScript for [...]

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