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Book Review – Flash Game Development By Example

Another week, another really good game development book to review!

This time the book in question is ‘Flash Game Development By Example‘, by the prolific game dev’ blogger and self confessed ‘Italian geek’ Emanuele Feronato.

If you’ve ever read any of Emanuele’s game tutorials you’ll already have a fairly good idea of what’s in this book, as he takes you by the hand and leads you through all the steps required to create 9 complete well known games from start to finish.

Each game gets a chapter to itself and they build in complexity and upon the concepts taught in previous chapters as you work your way through. This is an interesting way of tackling what is quite a daunting range of subjects and works well. Although zero experience is assumed the first chapter dives straight in and has you making things from the start while still explaining basic concepts such as how to set up your Flash movie size and working with Arrays.

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Nice ad, weird product.

Very clever use of the ‘above the video’ area in Youtube for this ad for Desperados Tequila flavoured beer …but does anyone really drink Tequila for the taste?

Molehill & Unity – woot!

The ‘incubator’ (pre-beta) version of Molehill, a new version of Flash & Air featuring low level GPU accelerated graphics as seen in the fancy MAX demos, is now available on the Adobe Labs…

Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player Incubator

It’s still requires a little bit of a tinkering start coding with so make sure you also read the geting started instructions here.

That’s pretty big news, but there’s more…
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Video & PDF for my LFPUG Android talk

The talk went pretty well over all… didn’t hear any snoring anyway!

Didn’t cover half as much as I’d wanted to, what were supposed to be quick overviews of Flash and Air ended up taking far too long and I didn’t get to cover much of Andengine or any of the Market stuff I was planning on. Turns out you can’t fit as much talking into an hour as you think!

When I get time I’ll do a video of the Andegine demo I was planning and pop it up here instead.

Video & PDF available on the LFPUG site here.

HTML5 vs Flash ad – challenge accepted…

While reading all the fanboy nonsense today about 42% of the fixes in OSX 10.6.5 being for Flash (hey, what kind of a ‘journalist’ needs to research and understand what they are writing about anyway?), I came across this challenge…
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