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Where do Flash Game Developers Come From?


Written By MrSun at 8:06 am - Friday, August 29th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting article from Mochiland that gives stats on where most flash game developers come from (who are signed up at Mochi). The top three countries are the United States (with 39%), United Kingdom (with 10%), and Canada (with 6%). It’s no surprise to see that most of the Western countries [...]

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The Myths of Developing a Popular Game


Written By MrSun at 7:58 am - Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

There are, and there have been, thousands, maybe even millions of very successful games that have been released to the world. Some of them fully deserve their popularity while others aren’t the best. But, the one thing they have in common with each other is that they are liked. There are many beliefs about making [...]

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The Video Game Name Generator


Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
Categories: Game Development, Links, Tools/Services

Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting tool called the Video Game Name Generator. What it does is take a bunch of common words that are used in video game names and mixes them up to create an interesting title for your game. I think it’s been around for a while but it’s still a pretty [...]

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5 Ways to Make a Popular Clone


Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
Categories: Flash, Game Development

We all know that clones are just copies of other games. But, it is possible to make one popular, even if it isn’t totally original. Just use these tips and maybe your game will be well-received. 1. Base It Off of a Current Event I cannot count how many game clones are based on current [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3 – Part 6


Written By MrSun at 8:05 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 6: Finishing Touches As always, the finishing touches of this game won’t be explained too much by me, in hopes that you actually can do some of this stuff by yourself. Of course, [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3 – Part 5


Written By MrSun at 8:04 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 5: Scoring Now that we’ve got the hardest part down, it all gets easier from here. This chapter will be simple, just some code that has scoring. Also, as promised, we’re going to [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3 – Part 4


Written By MrSun at 8:03 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 4: Programming the Enemies Now we have to make it so the enemies can be shot. This probably will be the most complicated of the steps. But, it also is what makes this [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3 – Part 3


Written By MrSun at 8:02 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 3: Creating the Enemies Well, now that we can make our lil’ guy shoot, we have to make something for him to shoot at! I’m going to first start by just drawing a [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3 – Part 2


Written By MrSun at 8:01 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 2: Programming the Character Pt 2 – Making it Shoot Well, now that we’ve got the character moving, we have to make him able to shoot. The first step in doing this is [...]

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Tutorial: Make a Vertical Shooter in AS3


Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
Categories: All Tutorials, AS3, Flash, Game Development, Intermediate Tutorials

Table of Contents Programming the Character Programming the Character – Part 2 Creating the Enemies Programming the Enemies Scoring Finishing Touches Step 1: Programming the Character Today, we’re going to make a classic vertical shooter game in ActionScript 3. I hope you learn from it! Let us begin. The first thing that I’m going to [...]

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