Posts Tagged ‘ActionScript 3.0’

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Versatile Stage3D Part 2: Using IndexBuffer Objects in 2D

Here comes the 2nd part of the “How to build a versatile 2D engine in Stage3D” series! Once again this will be a blind tutorial covering mostly theory and a […]

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Building a versatile engine in Stage3D: Introduction

It’s a little late to show fireworks, but I thought I could share with you this Trippy-Rainbow-Spiral I’ve recently created! It’s built with a fresh new engine (on top of […]

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Taking COLT for a Test Drive

Recently, a new tool stirred the Flash Community, and if you’re a fan of Bret Victor’s speeches regarding live coding / drawing / building game mechanics from geometric shapes, this […]

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CRT Monitor Effect 2.0 for LaboratoryGames’s Television Game

I took some time to implement a few more features for LaboratoryGames’s CRT Monitor Effect. The new challenges were to implement a Distortion Map, Desaturation (aka: GrayScale), and Vertical RGB […]

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Using Object Pooling in the design of a Particle System

Have you ever wondered how a Particle System can benefit from Object Pooling? If you’re not familiar with what that is, basically it’s a fancy programming term for reusing recyclable […]

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Graphic API Extension Arrives to Starling!

When Starling was created to help developers get a head-start on Stage3D powered games, it was great to see that all the traditional Flash display objects were replicated in the […]

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Increasing the Touch Area of objects in Starling

When developing with Starling, have you ever wished you could increase your girth? Wait… no NOT that kind of increase! (Ahem Ahem)  I mean… the size of the hitTest() area […]

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Starling Image Clipping / UV-Scrolling Features

While working on my first collaborative game project with Plugin.IO, I was finding it frustrating that we are unable to do in Starling some of the clipping and scrolling features […]

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Post-Mortem for “Upward Mankind” LudumDare #24

Interested to read about The-Making-Of “Upward Mankind” (my LudumDare #24 entry)? Well then, here is my post-mortem explaining the good, the bad and the ugly: the difficulties, the change of […]

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Ludumdare #24 “Evolution”: Upward Mankind

I’ve really, honesly, didn’t have one sweet clue how to make an ‘evolving’ game within 48 hours. BUT, I have seen my several aspects of my game evolve over those […]

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Preview: PyxelEdit Tilemaps implemented in StarlingPunk!

Although it’s a little too late at night to write up a full article about this new implementation I created, see this StarlingPunk demo! Controls Arrow keys to move. This […]

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Math 101: Creating Parallel Lines from Two Points

There was an interesting question asked on StackOverflow’s Flash category today. I thought it would be a nice challenge to solve. Have a look at the question here: Draw 2 […]

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Creating Tilemaps from Bitmaps with Axel

Designing a level for a simple tile-based game doesn’t have to be a painful process of concatenating hardcoded Strings or writing text-files. Instead, you can draw the levels out in […]

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Creating a new FlashDevelop Project Template

Whenever a countdown is announced to signal the beginning of a Global GameJam, Ludumdare Compo, 7-days FPS, Jam O’Clock, 0hrs jam or whatever it may be… there is no time […]

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Making Scrollable Tiles with UV Offsets in Stage3D and AGAL

In the last gamejam I participated (Ludumdare #23), I used the sweet and oh-so-sexy Axel Library! It’s by far my favorite Stage3D 2-dimensional library at this point. If you’re a […]

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Ludumdare #23 “Tiny World”: Surrounded By Snails!

This is just a quick and dirty post to upload my game whenever I have a working version. Check frequently during the event for updates! Original Ludumdare Entry available here

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Flash Developer Life: My personal AS4 Language Wishlist

Even if Adobe has already carved in stones what the next iteration of the ActionScript language will contain, I think it’s worth that each of us Flash developers shout out […]

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AS3 Level-4: Using Ping-Pong technique with RenderToTexture in Stage3D and AGAL

In this tutorial, I’ll cover how to use a rendering technique known as “Ping-Ponging” to achieve a colorful psychedelic post-processing effect. Basically, it is the process of alternating between two […]

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AS3 Level-4: PREVIEW Using RenderToTexture for Trailing Effects in Stage3D and AGAL

This is just a quick preview for a very special achievement in my exploration of Stage3D and AGAL. It’s my first attempt at using a “ping-ponging” technique to achieve a […]

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AS3 Level-4: Setting up a 2D Particle System with AGAL and Stage3D

It’s been a few weeks since I started experimenting in AGAL and Stage3D. The bad news is… I didn’t figure out how to make a kick-ass 3D Engine with post-processing […]

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