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Onward! To the next project!

After creating Grim Shores I am taking on another project to help learn game development even more!

I believe Grim Shores taught me a lot, it gave me insight into platformers and what I did right and what I could of done a lot better!

With working at a game development company for over 3 months I believe I have learned how to structure a program so much better. Don’t get me wrong I still have more to learn but I feel much better off with games now.

So now I am starting a project that will have a similar view to like a gameboy pokemon game but psuedo 3d and nothing to do with pokemon :) I am working on getting a prototype together so I can see if this is a worthy project. I want this to be fun and so I hope to have lots of prototypes so everyone can give feedback as I go so I don’t go off track with it too much.

Apr 8

Grim Shores Beta Release! Need Testing!

Sadly it doesnt work with Firefox but hopefully soon!

Lack of Posts!?

Yeah, I have been trying to get Grim Shores playable lately. Doing piles of art and tons of code. I want this out in the next week if not the whole game atleast most of it! So please bear with me I can’t wait to share this game with everyone!

Sneak peak of a level in Grim Shores which will be featuring waves of zombies pouring over the hillside.

Sneak peak of a level in Grim Shores which will be featuring waves of zombies pouring over the hillside.

Mar 8

Heard of States?

Well okay, so if you are looking for a really great way to create a game or any program really. USE states, states are the way of the future :D

Here is a good read on finite state machines :) http://www.richardlord.net/blog/finite-state-machines-for-ai-in-actionscript

Seriously, if you don’t use a framework life’s gonna suck.

Google Finite State Machines! If I have time to find more tutorials and such I will post them here.

Mar 4

TIG Forums :)

http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php

If you haven’t been here, your life is missing something. Something Big! It has an awesome community great place to get feedback as an indie developer and to see other cool indie games! So check it out!

Check out my little game play trailer for Grim Shores

My zombies to be featured in grim shores :) Check it out ill try to keep updating this as I add more.

My zombies to be featured in grim shores :) Check it out ill try to keep updating this as I add more.

As3 Tips I found useful!

http://lostinactionscript.com/2008/09/28/tips-on-how-to-write-efficient-as3/

http://lostinactionscript.com/2008/11/01/tips-on-how-to-write-efficient-as3-part-2/

Check it out! If you are looking to optimize anything, this might help. Just kinda shows what to use over what. :)

Looking for 3D in Flash? Well too bad this is Fake 3D

Well here is an amazing set of tutorials, it will teach you how to emulate 3d in flash. This was made before flash 11 with all its fancy 3d support, so give it a bit of credit. I plan on using these tutorials for a new game soon :) Just gotta figure it out ha.