Tag Archives: games

Flash Games Development

We have just been sent a list of Adobe games development website that might be useful to you in the future. Have a look at them in your own time, some of the links do not work inside school.


Resource wise there are the Adobe gaming evangelist blogs:

http://blog.flashgen.com (Mike Jones’)
http://www.flashrealtime.com (Tom’s)
http://www.theflashblog.com (Lee Brimelow’s)
http://www.gototandlearn.com (also Lee’s)
http://www.duvos.com/ (Enrique Duvos’s)

Also there are numerous Flash gaming site both for Flash games and as resources. The biggest Flash gaming site is probably Kongregate – http://www.kongregate.com –  (if fact they have just launched a Flash arcade app for Android).

Developer resources tend to focus around engines / frameworks. So you have the following resources

Pushbutton Engine (http://www.pushbuttonengine.com) – I have a few articles on my blog about PBE
Flixel (http://flixel.org) – Lee has done a good video tutorial on this
Papervision3d (http://www.papervision3d.org)
Away3D (http://www.away3d.com)

Kodu and BYOB Scratch

At the end of the period today I was showing the class Kodu. You can program it with either a 360 controller or keyboard and mouse, the controller is easier in my opinion.

BYOB is a modified version of scratch that may make it possible to use scratch in higher in years to come. Google have also used a modified version of scratch for their phone development software it’s called Google App Inventor.

I had a look at becoming an iOS developer, I’ll let you know how that goes. I want it less for developing paid for apps and more for using in class in the future. However, I am not sure if we will have to pay to use it or if we only have to pay if we want to place the software on the app store. Comment if you know.