A selection blogs, articles, tutorials, games, and more that might be on interest to Flash game developers (or any other game developers).
This week the Pixel Blitz Engine EXPLODES!; A new Multi-player classic from Lorenzgames; Common game development mistakes to avoid; A Flash Game License First Impressions Review; A Hand Held Flash Game Player; A Unique Collision Detection Idea; A Tutorial on making a game like Snow Flakes; How do you know your game is fun?; A new basic blitting tutorial; Some fresh retro gaming articles and 5 cool Game Jacket games that are keeping me from my work...
Rich over at Photon Storm (another Minter Fan!) been steadily working on improvements to the Norm Soule released Pixel Blitz Engine. He has added an advanced Keyboard Handler, stage limits, Auto Scroll Support, plus scale, alpha, smoothing, tint and more. Pretty soon, these two are going to have a full blown AS3 2d gaming engine ALA STOS or AMOS! I wish I had more time to help them out, because as it is, it might become "legend" ...wait for it...wait..."DARY"!
What's new on the some retro gaming sites:
Classic Gaming.com has a little entry of the I am 8-bit art exhibit. The super cool Alan "Mr Hotwheels" Donnelly also sent this one out to me a week back.
gamedaily.comhas a little 21 question test on guessing the name of the blurry retro game pictured...
game.co.ukhas an article entitled Retro Game Popular because of Older Gamers (Duh!?!)
As always, check out Flashgameblogs.com for your daily dose.