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What Makes a Viral Game?


Written By MrSun at 9:55 pm - Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Categories: Game Development

You all those games, the kind that usually aren’t particularly good but are still somehow very popular. Those are what are know as viral games. Some are created to advertise a product or event. Others are just made to be funny. But, they all have some aspects that are special to these kind of games. I’m going to tell you the components of games like these.

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS2 – Part 6


Written By MrSun at 8:05 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS2 – Part 5


Written By MrSun at 8:04 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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 AS2 – Part 4


Written By MrSun at 8:03 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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. All you have [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Brick Breaker Game in AS2 – Part 3


Written By MrSun at 8:02 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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 AS2 – Part 2


Written By MrSun at 8:01 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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 AS2


Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Saturday, January 10th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS2, 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 Alright, I’ve decided to make a tutorial for you guys on how to create a brick breaker game in ActionScript 2.0. It’ll be very similar to my [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Game Like Winter Bells in AS3 – Part 5


Written By MrSun at 8:05 am - Wednesday, January 07th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Basic Character Programming Programming the “Bells” Level Creation Scoring Finishing Touches Step 5: Finishing Touches This part of tutorial is where we add some bug fixes and special effects. Let’s get started. The next bug we need to fix occurs after the mcFinalStats is shown on the screen. Whenever you click anywhere, mcMain can still [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Game Like Winter Bells in AS3 – Part 4


Written By MrSun at 8:04 am - Wednesday, January 07th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Basic Character Programming Programming the “Bells” Level Creation Scoring Finishing Touches Step 4: Scoring Now, we get to score this game. In addition to adding a score, we’re also going to add a few other components, including displaying the points each bell is worth, as well as the game over stuff. Shall we begin? Let’s [...]

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Tutorial: Create a Game Like Winter Bells in AS3 – Part 3


Written By MrSun at 8:03 am - Wednesday, January 07th, 2009
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Basic Character Programming Programming the “Bells” Level Creation Scoring Finishing Touches Step 3: Level Creation Welcome to the third part of this tutorial. In this part, we’re going to create the entire thing into a functional level. The first thing we’re going to do is make the screen move along with the character, so it [...]

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