ActionScript 3. 0 Game Programming University

ISBN-10: 0789747324

ISBN-13: 9780789747327

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Gary Rosenzweig

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Learn ActionScript 3.0 the fun way, by creating 16 great games: real, robust games - not just "web toys"! Highly-rated ActionScript tutorial, now with seven new 3D and card games! Code and techniques easily adaptable to training, advertising, and more For Flash artists learning ActionScript, Flash programmers seeking to create games, and upgraders from ActionScript 1.0/2.0. By expert Flash developer, podcaster, and top author Gary Rosenzweig Gary Rosenzweig'sActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Second Editionis the best hands-on tutorial for learning ActionScript 3.0, the programming language behind Flash Professional CS5. You will master all the basics of ActionScript programming by building 16 robust games. One step at a time, you'll learn techniques (and get tested code) that can be adapted to virtually any project, from games to training and advertising. The first edition earned widespread raves; Rosenzweig has now updated it with seven brand-new games that teach even more valuable ActionScript 3.0 skills and techniques. You will first learn how Flash and ActionScript 3.0 work together, the elements of an ActionScript program, and how to build a basic game framework with ActionScript. Next, Rosenzweig walks you through building the full spectrum of ActionScript games, including brain games, animation-based games, picture puzzles, games based on direction and movement, casual games, word games, Q and A games, action games, game worlds, and more. This edition adds new chapters on card games and 3D games, with High-Low, Video Poker, Blackjack, 3D Paddle Ball, 3D Scavenger Hunt, and two other new projects.
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 552
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Introduction
Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0
ActionScript Game Elements
Basic Game Framework: A Matching Game
Brain Games: Memory and Deduction
Game Animation: Shooting and Bouncing Games
Picture Puzzles: Sliding and Jigsaw
Direction and Movement: Air Raid, Balloon Pop, Space Rocks
Casual Games: Match Three, Collapsing Blocks
Word Games: Hangman and Word Search
Questions and Answers: Trivia and Quiz Games
Action Games: Platform Games
Game Worlds: Driving and Exploration Game
Card Games: Video Poker, Blackjack
3D Games: 3D Paddle Ball, 3D Scavenger Hunt Index
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