FlashDevelop demo — Slider Puzzle

I’ve blogged before about using FlashDevelop to make Flash games for free. Just for fun, I decided to do a very little project tonight… a simple slider puzzle game to challenge myself. I set myself a time target of 3 hours to build the whole thing (assets included) from scratch. Ultimately, I ended up with 3 and a half hours, but I got it working. You can see the result below… Read more FlashDevelop demo — Slider Puzzle

Making Flash games the free way

At one stage, developing Flash games required an expensive licence, or piracy. Thankfully, the open source FlashDevelop, along with things like the Flex SDK from Adobe, has changed all that. I’ve been working on a project with TuDocs Studios which has benefited from the availability of FlashDevelop, but admittedly I hadn’t got my teeth into much coding. I decided I needed to learn ActionScript though (it’s been on my ‘todo’ list for years!), and it’s been more straightforward than I had expected.
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Flash for the open source lover

I may be a number of months behind the game in this one, but in my meanderings about the web, I ran across the beautiful “swftools“, which is a collection of open source (GPL) tools for doing stuff with SWF files. In other words, Flash… and you don’t need any piracy shenanigans to do it. (That’s been the one hurdle that stopped me from making Flash content before… I don’t have the money to buy the official software, and I refuse to stoop to piracy for it). Read more Flash for the open source lover