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AS3 Flash Games for Beginners: Scores, HUDS, and User Interface

Posted March 2, 2009 by Par

So what’s the point of having a flash game if there isn’t some way to keep score. Whether it be as simple as an incrementing number or as complex as graphics flying all over the place and icons flashing… your game (if it’s a game) has to track score. Ever since I’ve worked with games (particularly FPS games) we’ve called this our HUD. HUD stands for Heads Up Display and originated in combat air crafts . In our case, the HUD will keep track of our score in our game but it could be used to keep up with ammo, health, lives, awards, names…. anything. So let’s get started making a heads up display to display our scores :)

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AS3 Flash Games for Beginners: Adding Library Objects to Stage with AS3

Posted February 5, 2009 by Par

This is the first series on As Gamer that will take you through the basics of ActionScript 3.0 Development of a Flash Game. The goal is to give you a fundamental overview of using Flash CS3 or better to develop a game. If you are not a programmer follow along closely and I’ll try to make everything relatively simple. However, if understanding the reasoning behind conditional statements is not obvious, you may want to look into purchasing a programming book at your local bookstore. That said, this series will be very simple, but extremely effective at teaching you the principles behind the average flash game.

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AS3 Flash Games for Beginners: Registering Hit Tests

Posted February 16, 2009 by Par

Okay so hit tests. Hit tests simply are a check to see if two objects are touching one another. There’s plenty of ways of doing them and every shooter game needs them. AS2 had a nice little function called hitTest, AS3 has two functions…. hitTestPoint and hitTestObject. So what’s new about this hitTestPoint and hitTestObject and which one do you use? We’ll discuss it and how to make our bullets hit enemies and enemy bullets hit us.

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AS3 Flash Games for Beginners: Level Mechanics and Animated Backgrounds

Posted February 8, 2009 by Par

Okay, so your character is designed, moving correctly, and all around pretty fun to control… but when you move off the screen, he just disappears. So you want to make him always stay on the screen… Maybe an invisible wall that bounces him back… maybe he flips to the other side of the screen. And your background, it’s cool and simple but you want something that has some movement. This tutorial is about making your character interact with the level correctly and look good doing it.

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AS3 Flash Games for Beginners: Learn How to Make Enemies with Basic AI!!!

Posted February 12, 2009 by Par

All games need enemies…. okay, maybe not tetris. But if you’re in some game where you fly a spaceship it is more than likely that there’s going to be an enemy or two. So in this tutorial we’re going to learn to make our enemy class, making enemies randomly appear on the stage and move, and make them fire bullets at us.

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