Flash Game Development Inter-web mash up : May. 10, 2008

The latest in Blog entries and articles that might interest Flash game developers.

I missed this one a couple weeks ago, but for all of us BitmapData heads, Colby from CheezeWorld.com has created a BitmapClip class that he is giving away for free. Here is his list of features:

  1. Import MovieClip, Sprite, and even tilesheets!
  2. Animate each clip at it’s own frame rate.
  3. Control it just like you would a MovieClip.
  4. It even creates pre-rotated frames for you! Now you can have super fast animated clips AND support rotation! WOOT.
  5. You can also support scaling by simply adding the clip to a sprite without losing *much* speed.

It looks very promising and easy to use.

Game Poetry has a brand spanking new entry on Striving for an Invisible Control Scheme. It is a very well thought out, thorough discussion on how to implement a seamless control scheme in your games.

GamingYourway.com‘s nGfx has and entry on his new game about the Old West, called Law of the West. I love stories on how games are made and behind the scenes information on the thoughts and processes that go into making good games. It looks like a very fun game. I know I break this out too often, but we had an Atari ST game on the American Civil war that this reminds me of.

Emanuele Feronato‘s blog has a write up on how to earn $50 by adding the Game HomePage API into your games. As always, he explains exactly what you need to do to get the cold hard cash, including that fact that your game must be pretty good or it won’t be accepted.

Game Programming at scriptedfun has a nice new entry of using Flex to create Flash games for free. He made a game with Flex called Herder.

www.myflashresource.com has a interesting take on the current development in using Flash games for gambling / wagering sites. That’s not my type of gaming, but it is an interesting read.

That’s it for this week. If you have a blog that you would like included in the round-up, please email us. Also, you can stay informed every day by visiting http://www.flashgameblogs.com/.

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