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Flash/Flex questions

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April 15th, 2009 12:40 pm

Hey all — I’ve done my previous two entries (one mini ld, and ld 13) in python with pygame, but this time I’m considering using flash. I’m just wondering if anyone knows a good suite of open tools to work with flash/flex? I have literally no experience with any of that stuff, although I’m a professional (if junior) java developer.

7 Responses to “Flash/Flex questions”

  1. dertom says:

    Well, if you think it is a good idea to do something new for LD, let’s have a look here: http://disruption.ca/archives/actionscript-and-mxmlc/
    Hybridmind gave that link some posts ago and it is very interesting for flash/flex developers….have fun, ToM

  2. wonderwhy-er says:

    Not really shore what kind of tools you are looking for but here is a list http://osflash.org/open_source_flash_projects

  3. Gilvado says:

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I think I’m gonna be using that link that hybridmind suggested — http://www.gamepoetry.com/blog/2008/03/26/make-flash-games-for-free/
    and try Flash Develop

  4. HybridMind says:

    Hey Gilvado.. good to “see” you again! As you perhaps noticed I too am gonna try using Flash/AS3 this compo as well. I can’t wait. :) Glad there are free flash tools out there that people keep recommending and I hope some of my links prove fruitful!

  5. yorak says:

    I recommend haXe (http://haxe.org/) for your open flash development needs. Language is similar to AS3, API is fairly well documented and it has nice tutorials and guides too. You can use swfmill or similar tool to include your assets (sounds, graphics) to your project.

    Here is my sample project, coded with haXe: http://www.students.tut.fi/~raskuj/spacemap/

    Read more about it and the tools used in here:
    http://www.students.tut.fi/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/raskuj/piki.py/SpaceMap

  6. Wiering says:

    I’d also recommend haXe, together with the FlashDevelop IDE and Tile Studio for graphics. Here is some base code which I made before last LD: http://www.wieringsoftware.eu/ (see the readme.txt for setting everything up).

  7. Gilvado says:

    Wiering — Thanks for the heads up. I spent some time looking through haXe, and it sure is tempting. I’m looking through your example now, and if it looks like it’ll work decently, I’ll try using it for this compo!

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