Flash Game Development Inter-web mash up : Jun. 17, 2008

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

This week we take a look at the latest Mochiads Friday winner; generating friendly URLS and AS3 platform games; Interdisciplinary tensions (teaching programmers some needed design skills), cool games from Sokay and GamingYourWay; flashperfection.com collection of game tutorials; and how to create a simple particle system.

Mochiads.com latest Friday winner is a bitchin’ little puzzle / platformer called Cave Escaper. It reminds me of quite a few Retro games including Pitfall 2 and Montezuma’s Revenge.

Emanuele Feronato is not only content with combating Flash game illiteracy with his awesome new tutorials like : Step by step as3 translation of creation of a platform game with flash step 1. But he is now writing tutorials for portal and site owners like this: How to generate friendly URLs with .htaccess – part 2. Buy this man a beer!

Scott Delamater is also out to combat developer illiteracy with his latest entry targeting programmers lack of knowledge concerning basic and advanced design principles: Interdisciplinary Tensions.

I look over Bryson Whiteman’s shoulder the other day while he was playing an awesomely retro Commando style shooter called Luv Tank. It turns out that he and his Sokay.net pals made it last year. If you like retro games, this one is a blast (not literally as the game concerns shooting flowers from a tank?). In any case it is a splendid retro design and fun to play. It’s a great example of exactly how to do a retro NES style game right!

GamingYourWay.com is always a great source of inspiration and wickedly brilliant games to play. They have a new entry in the Phantom Mansion series to check out as well as a preview video of a game I can’t wait for called Law of the West Pinball – painstakingly created with Box2d, sweat, tears, and some god provided raw talent! These guys would have been Minter / Bitmap Brothers caliber stars in the Amiga / ST days.

I guess I don’t get out much because I have never visited the site FlashPerfection.com. They have a nice array of useful tutorials and especially quite a few targeted at games.

Flash Game Book Author, and all around cool dude, Gary Rosenzweig has a video tutorial you can check out that explains how to create a basic particle system.

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