The Essential Guide to Flash Games

Building Interactive Entertainment with ActionScript 3.0

  • Authors
  • Jeff¬†Fulton
  • Steve¬†Fulton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. The Basic Game Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 3-43
    3. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 45-98
    4. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 99-133
  3. Building Games

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 137-171
    3. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 173-206
    4. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 207-251
    5. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 253-327
    6. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 329-364
    7. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 365-405
    8. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 407-472
    9. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 473-570
    10. Jeff Fulton, Steve Fulton
      Pages 571-620
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 621-629

About this book

Introduction

The Essential Guide to Flash Games is a unique tool for Flash game developers. Rather than focusing on a bunch of low-level how-to material, this book dives straight into building games. The book is divided into specific game genre projects, covering everything from old classics such as a Missile Command-style game, to hot new genres such as retro evolved. The chapters build in complexity through the book, and new tools are introduced along the way that can be reused for other games.

  • The game projects covered start simple and increase in complexity as more and more tools are added to your tool chest.
  • Ten full game projects are discussed in detail. Each solves a very different game development problem and builds on the knowledge gained from the previous project.
  • Many advanced game development techniques are covered, including particle systems, advanced controls, artificial intelligence, blitting, scrolling, and more.

Keywords

ActionScript Adobe Flash artificial intelligence complexity control framework techniques

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