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Inspiration

Inspirational Game: Globetrotter XL

Posted March 4, 2009 by Par

Sometimes there’s a game you find that everything about it just seems perfect. Globetrotter XL may not be that game but it’s most definitely close. What kind of game is it, you ask? Well here’s how the author describes it.

“Find famous cities worldwide and improve your geographic skills.”

Wow, sounds really interesting? I know… but you gotta read the rest.

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Tutorials

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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Tutorials

AS3 Character Movement: Following Mouse with Easing

Posted February 27, 2009 by Par

Honestly this is an addendum to the previous tutorial in this series. This is a simple adjustment to the code we have already wrote but it will give us character movement that eases towards the mouse position instead of keeping a constant speed. It’s a relatively useful effect, I used it in one of my games, Entropy, for the opponent’s paddle movement. So here we go, let’s make our character follow the mouse easing its way into the position.

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AS3 Character Movement: Follow the Mouse Controls

Posted February 25, 2009 by Par

This is another tutorial in the character movement series. So far on AS Gamer we’ve discussed different ways to move your game’s hero with the keyboard. Today we are going to discuss how to move your player with the mouse. There’s a few ways this can be done, we can set a default speed that our character always moves at or create movement controls where our character eases into the new position. Both movement styles are extremely useful it just depends on which mouse movement method you are wanting to use for your game. First we’re going to talk about controlling the character at a steady speed following our mouse.

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AS3 Character Movement: Helicopter Games

Posted February 22, 2009 by Par

There are tons of games that involve character movement and controls and because one of the most popular tutorials on AS Gamer at the moment is about movement… I figured it was time to discuss a variety of movement methods. The first one we are going to discuss is Helicopter game movement. Everybody has played those helicopter games where you have to fly the helicopter through a maze without crashing. Well today we’re going to learn how to make that helicopter move the way it does.

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