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Turkish AS3 Avoider Game Tutorial

by Michael James Williams on October 15, 2011 · 5 comments

in Avoider Game Extras,Guest Posts

Ömer Faruk Gündüz is translating my AS3 Avoider Game Tutorial (itself based on an AS2 tutorial by Frozen Haddock) into Turkish! That makes it the sixth language that it’s available in (seventh if you include HTML5), after English, Spanish, Polish, and Italian. Awesome. Here’s an introduction from Ömer: Herkese Merhaba, benim adım Ömer ve 22 [...]

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Obscuring and Revealing Scenes with AS3

by Michael James Williams on May 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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One of the simplest game mechanics is to let the player find a hidden object. Games based on this take many forms: Where’s Waldo, Peek-A-Boo, Spot the Difference, Hide and Seek, and of course Hidden Object. I’ve written a Premium tutorial for Activetuts+ in which I’ll show you two methods for obscuring a scene so [...]

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Blit and Cache Movie Clips

by Michael James Williams on February 28, 2010 · 15 comments

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On the left: a regular movie clip. On the right: three blitted clones. “Blitting is a higher-performance alternative to using the built-in display list in Adobe Flash for drawing objects on the Stage. This technique involves copying the individual pixels of an existing image directly on to the screen—a bit like painting all of your [...]

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Italian AS3 Avoider Game Tutorial

by Michael James Williams on February 20, 2010 · 4 comments

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Learn to make Flash games with this Italian AS3 Avoider Game tutorial — translated by Francesco Malatesta.

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Multidimensional Arrays in AS3

by Michael James Williams on January 13, 2010 · 62 comments

in Articles,AS3 Concepts Explained

Intro to 2D arrays, 3D arrays, and beyond, in AS3, using the “array-of-arrays” technique.

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Polish AS3 Avoider Game Tutorial

by Michael James Williams on January 9, 2010 · 1 comment

in Avoider Game Extras,Guest Posts

Learn to make Flash games with this Polish AS3 Avoider Game tutorial — translated by Marcin Horoszko.

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Intro to Papervision3D with 3D Glasses [AS3]

by Michael James Williams on November 27, 2009 · 1 comment

in AS3 Concepts Explained,Tutorial

[AS3] Papervision3D tutorial for beginners, plus a look at how to create real 3D “anaglyph” images with Flash, to be viewed with those 3D glasses.

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Spanish AS3 Avoider Game Tutorial

by Michael James Williams on October 13, 2009 · 1 comment

in Avoider Game Extras,Guest Posts

Learn to make Flash games with this Spanish AS3 Avoider Game tutorial — translated by Nicolás Lamolina.

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