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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS3 – Part 6


Written By MrSun at 11:00 am - Friday, August 01st, 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 6: Finishing Touches Well, we’re almost done with our game, now we just have to add some finishing touches. I won’t make a menu system like you usually should in a [...]

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50 Ways to Make Us LOVE Your Flash Game


Written By MrSun at 8:34 am - Friday, August 01st, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

Make it funny Give it an intriguing title Make an interesting storyline Let us customize our experience If it’s hard or confusing, make a walkthrough for us If it’s complicated, write some good documentation Keep track of all our statistics so we can see how well we’re doing Add Easter Eggs (If you do, tell [...]

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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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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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