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Build a Flash Game in Under 3KB


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Size matters when developing games for the mobile market. Many of the most addicting games are built with very little overhead. In this presentation, we’ll build a multi-screen, multi-input game in under 3KB! You’ll learn techniques on how to bring your games faster to market with rapid prototyping.

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Build a Flash Game in Under 3KB

  1. 1. Build a Flash Game in Under 3KB<br />By Chris Black<br />@chrisjblack<br />
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  4. 4. Simplicity is Key<br />Start with something you can build in a weekend<br />Some of the best games are simple: Solitaire, Sodoku, Pixelated<br />
  5. 5. Rapid Prototyping<br />
  6. 6. Popularity Test<br />263<br />388<br />356<br /><br />These three games where voted on and tracked to determine popularity<br />
  7. 7. Game Play<br />Beta testing resulted in changing the controls for this mini golf game<br />
  8. 8. Accepting Change<br />Games can morph / change quickly<br />Adjusting simple settings could turn a racing game into a space game<br />Make sure you like the game<br />
  9. 9. Beta Testers<br />Web<br />Mobile<br />TV<br />Flash is easy to distribute to everyone<br />Keep beta off the app market or you’ll risk negative reviews<br />
  10. 10. 3KB Demo<br />Building a Flash game in under 3KB<br /><br />
  11. 11. Mobile Demo<br />Use ANT to compile for multiple devices<br />Support coming to Flash in version 5.5<br /><br />
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  13. 13. Box2D Demo<br />Using Box2D it’s possible to create real life physics very easily<br />It runs great on all devices including iOS, Android and the PlayBook<br />
  14. 14. Next Steps<br />
  15. 15. Add Sound / Graphics<br />Terry Paton has great games with awesome graphics and sound<br />
  16. 16. Multiplayer<br />Adobe P2P / Stratus<br />Influxis<br />Social media integration<br />
  17. 17. Monetization<br />Submit to markets<br />Advertisements / Admob<br />BlackBerry is currently the least saturated market<br />
  18. 18. Game Developers on Twitter<br />@terrypaton1<br />@xavivives<br />@iainlobb<br />@trycatchgames<br />@chrisjblack<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />