Flash Tutorial #2 – The Basics of Actionscript 3.0

Hey there. I just finished up another tutorial about the basics of Actionscript 3.0 (AS3). The video is about 36 minutes long and covers a wide range of topics, including: variables, conditionals, operators, functions, events, and other general basic ideas in Actionscript 3.0 (and many other languages). By the way, I talk about all those pretty much in that order, slipping in little bits of data about other things as I progress through the video.

I also finally got around to submitting SpaceFlyer online, so the project page is now updated with a playable link to the game, or you can click here. I’ll be straight about this game, it isn’t really pretty, and it doesn’t exactly have a great story line, BUT there are some sweet mechanics!

Hope you enjoy them both

Video Tutorial #1 – The Basics of Flash CS4

Flash LogoThe Basics of Flash

In this awesome tutorial, I cover the basics of Flash¬† CS4, I mean, the BASICS. This is probably as simple as it gets for you,¬† so, don’t count on other tutorials being this simple.


SO, this is the future of my website. I will probably be doing tutorials for… the rest of my life. I feel like I made a real connection here.

Nah. But I will be making more tutorials in the future that will cover Actionscript 3.0 ideas in Adobe Flash as well as other programming languages, such as C# (for XNA), and C++.

Zong, pong for the Zune

Well, this is a little pong game for the Zune that I whipped up. There’s probably a better way of doing this, but I just ported it from this guy’s source code:

Flaim – PONG in AS3 in ~ 1KB

Now, here is the source code for Zong (you need visual C# and xna 3.0 beta to open and run it):

[Zong.zip – Source Code]

Have fun, and if you can fix the enemy paddle’s shakyness, post a comment!