Project Progress So far
Welcome to the fourth instalment, and probably penultimate episode, of this development project of a game using Flash and ActionScript 3 – to catch up read Developing An Application Using Flash and Action Script 3. I have been reviewing the design plan so far – the welcome screen is in but I initially described it as a welcome/attract screen so I have put a little animation on this screen to grab the attention – I decided upon some gently rotating stars – I had snowflakes in mind when I put it together but they ended up being black which fitted the current design scheme better. In the design plan I also indicated that clicking on the START button on the welcome screen would lead to a setup/get ready type of screen but I’m not sure that is really necessary now.
The game is now pretty much complete, except a few finishing touches, which will come in the final instalment, give it a go and let me know what you make of it.
Whilst working on the Flash and AS3 development project I started to look at the coding standards – primarily as I come to the project from a development background so coding standards are always of interest to me. It took …
Welcome to the third part of this development project. You can catch up with the two previous posts using the links at the bottom of this page.
Update So Far
Progress has been a little slower than I would have liked as I haven’t had much time over the last few evenings to work on the project. However, the game is now at least playable – check out the end of this post for a playable progress so far beta version. I have been working on two issues with the pairs game which have taken a little time to resolve.
I have been looking around for a while for a new programming language to learn having looked at the possibilities of Silverlight, XNA, and Ruby but I have decided to learn Flash with ActionScript 3. I have dabbled with Flash in the past but really nothing more than could be achieved with PowerPoint. The programmability of Flash has always been a put off as it has often seemed a little cumbersome and less than intuitive. However, I have been looking at the latest version of ActionScript, version 3, with its object nature and it caught my eye. This series of articles will follow progress on the development of a Flash application using Action Script 3.