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What About Flash? Can We Really Make Games With It?

March 29th 2005 | Scott Bilas

We've heard this story before: big-game developer gets tired of big-game team size, pressure, and politics, and switches to making small games. New companies filled with people escaping the retail AAA industry, developing these "casual"…

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


What is a Flash Game?

March 26th 2005 | Scott Bilas

Say we decide to use Flash. We now have a bunch of MP3, SWF, and XML files. What's next? We need to be able to play these back somehow, which means using the Flash Player.…

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


Casual Games

March 23rd 2005 | Scott Bilas

Before we get started, we should first talk about what exactly a "casual" game is.

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


Reading news feeds with XMLSA

December 14th 2004 | Jens C Brynildsen

I used to hate XML and all the looping across nodes to get data. Then I found a class called XMLSA, created by Max Ziebell. Using XMLSA, making a RSS news ticker/reader is easy.

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


Getting Across to Flash with Java

July 27th 2004 | Nancy Hickman

If you work in web applications, it's just a matter of time until someone suggests, "why don't we use Flash?" With Macromedia Flash, you can create juicy, enjoyable interfaces for your users, with a unique…

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


Breadcrumbs: Shared Objects

May 20th 2004 | Jason Michael Perry

This tutorial will show you how to use the SharedObject, a powerful new feature in Flash MX. The SharedObject can do for Flash what cookies does for the Browser, but much better and simpler. This…

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


Breadcrumbs: Dynamically Loading Images

May 20th 2004 | Jason Michael Perry

This tutorial will show you how to dynamically load images from any URL. This article assumes basic knowledge of Flash MX.

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2


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