Now this is pretty impressive for web. It shows how far Flash has come. No, it is not dead as many cried out (and that’s because they don’t know what they are talking about) and looks more mature.
For more info about this subject please follow this link.
Flash Player 11.2 adds features for gaming, including mouse lock, relative coordinates, and right and middle -click support.
AIR 3.2 introduces Stage3D graphics technology for iOS and Android, enabling efficient, faster native GPU rendering performance
For more information about the release check this link
Here’s a neat website with some nice tutorials on Flash Actionscript. It ranges from beginer to more advance techniques.
Yeah, this was a silent release ( well, it’s a release candidate anyway ) but with some nice features among which mouse lock, relative mouse coordinates, right and middle click events , are my favorite.
Check out this link for more details on this release.
Lately O’Reilly has released three books about Flash Technology and the good part is that they are all FREE.
Here I already talked about Introducing Starling.
The next two books are:
What’s new in Flash Player 11
This book will detail the various enhancements, new functionalities, and general improvements available in this new version of Adobe Flash Player.
What’s New in Adobe AIR 3
This book will detail the various enhancements, new functionalities, and general improvements available in this new version of Adobe AIR.
One of the reason that made me go on and learn Flash is to create games that I like. Well, in time, things got different and most of the time was spent on creating flash components for websites. Yeah, I’ve done occasionally some small flash games but never at a professional level.
What a joy ! I’ve known about the existence of this framework but my time was too short to really got into it. So I think this is the right time to do it. I am going to wipe the dust from some of my games and try to port them to use this framework. I think this will be a great opportunity to learn some stuff. 🙂
Starling is an ActionScript 3 2D framework developed on top of the Stage3D APIs. Starling is mainly designed for game development, but could be used for many other use cases.
So, here is the link you wanted.
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Here’s an excerpt:
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So, there’s a new update for Android 4.0 with Flash Player 11.1 and next week it will be followed by a nice AIR 3.1 update.
These introduce full support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), including the new Galaxy Nexus.
These updates will be available on the Android Market.
For more information please read here.
If you are a flash developer keen to get into game development this book is for you. It is a perfect introduction to 3D game programming in Adobe Molehill for complete beginners.
Starting with simple tasks like setting up Flash to render a simple 3d shape, each chapter presents a deeper and more complete videogame as an example project.
You can get this as a physical book or an eBook.