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Actionscript 3 Side Scrolling Games

via Udemy


Use Flash and Actionscript 3 to program a side scrolling game that could be played online, on Android, or iOs devices.

What you'll learn:
  • Program at least one level of a side scrolling game

Justin Dike, lead developer and owner of teaches every step in programming a side scrolling Flash game with Actionscript 3. Use the arrow keys to move a character around and attack while traversing a vector based environment (you can easily draw the entire level to play on using vector shapes or movie clips.

Also included is alternate code to use with a mobile device's accelerometer (tested on the Android & iPhone OS). Topics include:

  • Add new classes for different enemies.
  • Add new classes for objects like coins to collect.
  • Swap in new art to easily create new levels (just cut and paste, or draw in new art).
  • Add more levels, including animation that the player could collide with.
  • Add more objectives (items to pick up or areas on the board to go to)
  • Adjust how many enemies are on stage, where they spawn from, and how often they appear.
  • Change the physics of the game, speed or attack intensities of the enemies

As usual with Justin's tutorials, source files are included.

Taught by

Justin Dike

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