ActionScript 3. 0 Game Programming University

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Que
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Gary Rosenzweig's ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University shows you how to use ActionScript, the programming language behind Flash CS3 Professional. The lessons teach you all the basics of ActionScript programming through game examples, but the code can be easily adapted to non-game-oriented projects, such as web training and advertising. Written by a real-world Flash developer, this book presents you with the source code of 16 complete games and lays the foundation for you to create your own games. Gary also provides a companion website - flashgameu.com , which contains files, updates, new content, Gary's blog and much more.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0p. 7
ActionScript Game Elementsp. 41
Basic Game Framework: A Matching Gamep. 83
Brain Games: Memory and Deductionp. 121
Game Animation: Shooting and Bouncing Gamesp. 155
Picture Puzzles: Sliding and Jigsawp. 195
Direction and Movement: Space Rocksp. 227
Casual Games: Match Threep. 267
Word Games: Hangman and Word Searchp. 297
Questions and Answers: Trivia and Quiz Gamesp. 327
Action Games: Platform Gamesp. 361
Game Worlds: Driving and Exploration Gamep. 393
Indexp. 429
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