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Flash Cs5 Game Development: In a Social, Mobile and 3D World

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Adobe Flash is one of today's most popular game-development applications, giving programmers the power to create high-speed, hardware-driven 2D and 3D games and applications across many platforms and throughout the broad landscape of social network gaming. And with the significantly improved performance of Flash-created games on devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android mobiles, the latest versions of Flash Pro are capable of delivering powerful games into the world of mobile technology. If you're a developer who already knows the basics of Flash, and you're looking for tips and techniques that will help you debug your ActionScript 3.0 code, optimize your games, and test their efficiency, this is the book for you. For more than a decade, Adobe Certified Expert Keith Gladstien has helped Flash users solve thousands of programming-related problems on the Adobe ActionScript and Flash forums. Now, with the help of Keith's expertise collected in FLASH GAME DEVELOPMENT IN A SOCIAL, MOBILE, AND 3D WORLD, you will sharpen and perfect your Flash skills, and you'll find the help you need to solve every ActionScript problem you're likely to encounter. To simplify things for you, the book's companion website includes nearly all of the code that appears in the book. Start refining your skills and building your confidence with Adobe Flash and ActionScript today, with FLASH GAME DEVELOPMENT IN A SOCIAL, MOBILE, AND 3D WORLD.

Synopsis:

FLASH CS5 GAME DEVELOPMENT: IN A SOCIAL, MOBILE AND 3D WORLD shows the reader how to develop games using Flash CS5, and introduces them to all of the new and incredible game-centric features , as well as the global growth of Flash as a games platform in social and mobile gaming. This in-depth guide provides a general overview of the Flash gaming climate, with examples to introduce the new programming techniques. The book delves into the practical applications and programming techniques related to the new 3D hardware API, the social gaming world, and the mobile gaming world. It breaks down in detail the most modern concepts and techniques in practice today allowing the reader to familiarize themselves with CS5 and its use in 3D, social, and mobile game development.

About the Author

Glen Rhodes has been developing games professionally since 1993 with his first games on the Sony Playstation in full hardware-driven 3D. Beyond there he has been active in Flash since Flash 4, developing games for large clients such as Honda, Disney, MTV, and more, and has been published in over a dozen books, and spoken at many Flash conferences. In the last few years he has delved into the social gaming world, and has experimented with mobile Flash apps. He is also a published composer with music aired regularly on major network television.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Flash Games, and development in 2011, with book conventions. 2. AS3 Game programming standards. 3. The business and development aspect of Flash Games: What needs to be done before you begin developing the game. 4. Example Game 1, illustrating these standards. 5. Important performance and optimization techniques, new and old. 6. Music and Sound: Not just background anymore. 7. Creating the look and feel for a game. 8. Example Game 2: The Hidden Object Game (standalone). 9. Fundamental Flash game physics, math and usability. 10. 3D Chapter 1: The fake and pseudo 3D worlds of isometric and deeper. 11. 3D Chapter 2: The side-scroller with parallax 3D background sample game (Game #3). 12. 3D Chapter 3: True 3D concepts and fundamentals. 13. 3D Chapter 4: The implementation of true 3D and the Flash 3D API in a sample game (Game #4). 14. Social Gaming Chapter 1: Case study of a good Social Game, and what standards have evolved. 15. Social Gaming Chapter 2: The technicalities and code of interfacing with Facebook from a backend and frontend perspective. 16. Social Gaming Chapter 3: The Development of a sample Social Game for Facebook (Game #5). 17. Mobile Games: Things to consider, motion sensors and new ways of looking at user interactivity. (Accelerometer, touch, multitouch, GPS, etc). 18. Mobile Game example game (Game #6). 19. Conclusion. Appendix A: The key code chart. Appendix B: The ASCII character list. Appendix C: About the CD-ROM.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781435460201
Author:
Rhodes, Glen
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Gladstien, Keith
Subject:
Computer Graphics - Game Programming
Subject:
Adobe
Subject:
cs5
Subject:
Flash
Subject:
3D API
Subject:
game development
Subject:
video game programming
Subject:
flash game development
Subject:
social gaming
Subject:
mobile gaming
Subject:
Software Engineering-Game Design
Subject:
General Computers
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
624

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"Synopsis" by , FLASH CS5 GAME DEVELOPMENT: IN A SOCIAL, MOBILE AND 3D WORLD shows the reader how to develop games using Flash CS5, and introduces them to all of the new and incredible game-centric features , as well as the global growth of Flash as a games platform in social and mobile gaming. This in-depth guide provides a general overview of the Flash gaming climate, with examples to introduce the new programming techniques. The book delves into the practical applications and programming techniques related to the new 3D hardware API, the social gaming world, and the mobile gaming world. It breaks down in detail the most modern concepts and techniques in practice today allowing the reader to familiarize themselves with CS5 and its use in 3D, social, and mobile game development.
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