This week, my first tutorial turned four years old. Four years! Time flies.
Anyway, it’s getting a little long in the tooth now, unfortunately. It still works, but there are a few bugs when trying to get it to work with newer versions of Flash Pro – who still uses Flash Pro for coding, these days? – and a number of things I’d do differently if I were writing it today.
Of course, in all that time, Flash hasn’t stood still. It’s no longer the right tool for multimedia website development, but it’s still a fantastic tool for game development – maybe even better than it used to be.
So I’ve put together a guide to learning Flash, and its AS3 programming language, from square one, specifically for the purpose of developing games. It’s called How to Learn Flash and AS3 for Game Development, unsurprisingly, and it’s hosted at my new site Gamedevtuts+.
I hope you find it useful!