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The Essential Guide to Flash Games

Building Interactive Entertainment with ActionScript

Authors: Fulton, Jeff, Fulton, Steve

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  • 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, covering everything from old classics such as a Missile Command-style game, to hot new genres such as tower defense.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Steve Fulton and Jeff Fulton are twin brothers who have worked in the web game industry for the past ten years. Together they have designed, programmed, and developed over 200 Flash games of every imaginable genre for the corporate, indie, and viral Flash game markets. The brothers run the popular and influential Flash/retro game development site 8-Bit Rocket (http://8bitrocket.com) They update the site daily with news, tutorials, games, and musing about Flash and the viral Flash game world.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Second Game Theory

    Fulton, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 3-43

  • Creating an AS3 Game Framework

    Fulton, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 45-98

  • Creating Super Click

    Fulton, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 99-133

  • Laying The Groundwork for Flak Cannon

    Fulton, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 137-171

  • Building the Flak Cannon Game Loop

    Fulton, Jeff (et al.)

    Pages 173-206

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2615-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-2614-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Essential Guide to Flash Games
Book Subtitle
Building Interactive Entertainment with ActionScript
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeff Fulton and Steve Fulton
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-2615-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-2615-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-2614-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 664
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