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.
To catch up on this ongoing project read this article: Developing An Application Using Flash and Action Script 3.
Now I have a pretty reasonable grasp of the basics of ActionScript 3 and its object nature the next step has been to take a step back and write down the plan for the project in order to frame the scope– remember this is going to be a simple pair matching game.
- Pairs use a grid of 10 pairs of cards (20 cards in total) arranged in a 5×4 grid.
- At the start of the round the cards are randomly shuffled and the timer starts counting in seconds.
- Player clicks one card which flips over to reveal its face, the player then clicks another (different) card which flips over to reveal its face.
- If the two cards are the same the pairs are removed. If there are no more pairs the timer is stopped, the game is over and the final time is presented to the player.
- If the two cards are different they are returned to their face down position after a short time (a few seconds for the player to remember them).
- Add a front information screen prior to the game starting and hook this into a menu button on the game.
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