Flash portals and version control

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! This article is about version control when releasing a game onto the various Flash portals. Portals A portal is a web-site which concentrates on hosting a large quantity of Flash games. The prolific … Continue reading

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Composing in-game music – retro style

(Screenshot of Sound Tracker from http://hardcoregaming101.net)

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Its time for another guest post – I commissioned this one after a very long search to find an artist talented enough and with the right skill-set for composing in game music in … Continue reading

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Implementing a wrap-around world

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I’m going to be talking about something related to the game I’m currently working on, which is a little asteroids style MMO: a wrap-around world. This was necessary because the asteroids … Continue reading

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The physics of rolling

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I’m going to talk about the physics behind simulating a rolling circle, Super Monkey Ball style but in 2d. The key The key to making this work is understanding how we … Continue reading

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Fun with convex polygons

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! I wanted to talk about a couple of elegant ways of working with polygons that I’ve used over the years. Simple convex polygon area I’ve seen a lot of people go through and … Continue reading

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Accepting PayPal in games

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! In this article I’m going to talk about the process of accepting payment via PayPal in your own games. Although I focus on Flash, the techniques and web-calls can be performed in pretty … Continue reading

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Designing a retro pixel-art tile-set

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Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time something a little different – I commissioned a guest post about designing a tile-set from a studio who specialise in pixel-art. After searching long and hard to find exactly the right … Continue reading

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