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Tutorial: Make a shmup (shoot-’em-up) in Flash with AS3. Based on my Avoider Game Tutorial. Easy, for beginners.

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What Everybody Should Know About Asking for Help Online

by Michael James Williams on May 17, 2009 · 4 comments

in Articles

Learn how to ask for help for debugging and fixing code on forums online. Also applies to email, Twitter, and blogs.

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Explains how to add the Kongregate API to your AS3 Flash game to access the player’s username, add badge support, and set up high scores.

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How to Fix Bugs By Learning From the Experts

by Michael James Williams on May 10, 2009 · 4 comments

in Articles

Learn how to debug your AS3 Flash code by using the Adobe LiveDocs, Google, and other blogs.

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Pythagorean Distance Between Two Points

by Michael James Williams on May 8, 2009 · 26 comments

in Maths

Learn about Pythagorean distance for working out how far apart two objects are in AS3 and Flash games, in 2D, 3D and 4D. Also explains Pythagoras’ theorem and introduces Euclidean space.

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Add HP and extra lives/mans/1-UPs to your Flash Avoider Game with AS3.

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Explains how Flash deals with angles. Also a bunch of functions with code for converting between degrees, radians, and rotations.

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Add Power-Ups to Your AS3 Avoider Game

by Michael James Williams on April 22, 2009 · 19 comments

in Avoider Game Extras,Tutorial

How to add power-ups that change the characters’ size and speed to your Flash avoider game.

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