eBook Beginning Game Programming with Flash, 1st Edition

  • Lakshmi Prayaga University of West Florida
  • Suri Hamsa
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  • ISBN-10: 1305486919
  • ISBN-13: 9781305486911
  • DDC: 794.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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If you are new to game programming and want to learn how to create dynamic, robust, and fun 2D games, "Beginning Game Programming with Flash" is the book for you! Written for introductory game programming students and other enthusiasts, the book begins with an overview of the Flash graphical user interface (GUI), explaining the four main components of the Flash authoring environment: the stage, timeline, tools and panels, and symbols. Once you are comfortable working with the GUI, you’ll dive into using ActionScript, the language used to write code in Flash, which controls the graphics, sound files, and interactivity between the player and the game assets. As you work through the book you’ll discover how to create a storyboard for a game, add animation and visual effects, insert movie clips and sound files, apply math and physics concepts to make game objects move, and develop and test a Flash game. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions walk you through each step of the game-building process, and end-of-chapter exercises, tutorials, and games-based projects help you reinforce and apply the concepts you have learned. "Beginning Game Programming with Flash" covers all the essential elements of game programming, making it a comprehensive and fun guide for beginning game programmers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Introduction to Flash.
2: Introduction to ActionScript.
3: Interactivity—Adventure Game (Treasure Hunt).
4: Animations.
5: Game Development.
6: Arrays and Movie Clip Methods.
7: Loops and Arrays in Flash: Simple Simon Game.
8: High Scores Game.
9: Math and Physics for Games.
10: Project: A Quiz Using Snakes and Ladders.
Other Backmatter.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Lakshmi Prayaga

Dr. Lakshmi Prayaga is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Administration at the University of West Florida. She has an interdisciplinary background with a master's in philosophy, a master's in business administration, a master's in software engineering, and a doctoral degree in instructional technology. She has been a recipient of several local and national grants. She is currently working on designing a robotics platform for education that online students can access using the Internet.