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50 Ways to Make Us HATE Your Flash Game


Written By MrSun at 1:13 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

Do you like this post? Then you’ll LOVE its sequel! Here is a list of things NOT to do when developing a flash game. I’ve made quite a few of these mistakes myself in my games, hopefully you’ll learn from them. Add loud and annoying sound effects to your game Don’t add a mute buttons [...]

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Basic Vector Manipulation


Written By MrSun at 1:10 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, Flash

A beginner’s tutorial that I made a while ago Don’t be scared by the title, it just means that today, we are going to learn some basic techniques on how to easily edit the vector shapes that you create. If you didn’t know, vector shapes are what Flash uses instead of bitmap images. This means [...]

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Efficient Flash Game Development


Written By MrSun at 1:06 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

If you’re a flash game developer you should know that in order to make a good game, you have to spend a considerable amount of time developing it. Usually, the time you spend making your game is analogous to the quality of game that you make. But, sometimes, the time you spend developing the game [...]

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4 Great Forums for Flash Developers


Written By MrSun at 12:56 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Links

Flash forums are amazingly useful resources for me while I develop my flash games. The best part about them is that many of your problems are probably already answered in a forum, you just need to make a quick Google search and be enlightened. If your problems aren’t already answered, then you can simply post [...]

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Game Development Spotlight: The Alphabet Eater


Written By MrSun at 12:54 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development, Spotlight

After Glowbricks, I decided that I still didn’t have the skill to tackle a more feature-filled game, so I decided to make The Alphabet Eater. This time, however, I made my game a bit more original. The Alphabet Eater was inspired by the game, Fishy, which I discovered many years ago and enjoyed playing very [...]

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34 Tips on Getting your Flash Game Sponsored


Written By MrSun at 12:51 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

Be patient. Sponsors are very busy people and it will take time before they might even see your sponsorship request Use flashgamelicense.com. They provide a free service that gives you an oppurtunity to show your game to potential sponsors and/or developers. I use it and highly recommend it E-mail as many sponsors as you can, [...]

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When to Use Storylines in Flash Games


Written By MrSun at 12:50 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

Storylines often play a very large role in huge industrial games, but are they truly necessary in our smaller flash games? The answer to this is one that often answers many other questions: it depends. The first factor that you must consider before even thinking about making a storyline is what genre your game falls [...]

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Game Development Spotlight: Glowbricks


Written By MrSun at 12:48 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: AS3, Flash, Game Development, Spotlight

Following my first flash game I quickly decided that I enjoyed programming them. But, I didn’t want to go through the mess that I had to last time with Glowsticks. That is why I decided to learn AS3. This time, however, I had a much better teacher (no offense to Cartoonsmart). I found a great [...]

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From AS2 to AS3: The Migration


Written By MrSun at 12:47 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: AS2, AS3, Flash

With the release of Adobe’s Flash CS3 about a year ago came a newer version of Actionscript, AS3. Even though it has been quite some time since that release, many have not begun to use the newer version. Though the migration is not required, I find it very necessary. The differences in these two languages [...]

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Game Development Spotlight: Glowsticks


Written By MrSun at 12:45 pm - Saturday, July 26th, 2008
Categories: AS2, Flash, Game Development, Spotlight

First of all, let me tell you what the Game Development Spotlight. In this series, I will take a game that I’ve created, and tell you of my experiences making it. Well, let’s get started. The first game that I ever made using Flash was Glowsticks, a simple platformer with interesting graphics. This was created [...]

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