Asteroid Explorer

Posted by (twitter: @McFunkypants)
May 2nd, 2011 11:29 am

Asteroid Explorer by McFunkypants

A Molehill tech demo programmed in 48 hours for the LD48 game jam.

Featuring high-poly Flash 3d hardware acceleration, .obj file parsing, heightmap terrain generation, terrain “splatting” multi-texturing, cube-mapped skybox, mp3 engine sound with pitch-shifting, rigid-body car physics simulation, flash sprite 2d overlays, and Molehill (AGAL) vertex and fragment programs.

This game requires Flash 11 or the incubator beta version which can be downloaded here:

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6 Responses to “Asteroid Explorer”

  1. Is it supposed to have runtime errors at the start, and when the “3… ready!” message pops up? Missing files possible (XML, assets, anything)?

    Otherwise really awesome 3D in Flash! If you don’t mind me asking, are you using a Molehill Wrapper library (Away3D 4.0, PV3D) or just the raw Program Fragment “obscure voodoo coding” stuff? I really want to jump into that development but it’s still waaaay over my head, need a good Molehill-for-dummies book to get started.

    Again, really awesome! :)

    • There *should* be no error messages of any kind. I get zero error messages, but I’m using a newer version of the plugin than you are… Oh well, that’s life when you are on the bleeding edge and using beta tech. I’ll have to look into it. I am using away3d broomstick and jiglib physics APIs.

      P.S. I am writing that book.

  2. sfernald says:

    I tried this in ie 10 with incubator version but I get the same error. I tried it in chrome too but didn’t even get that far.

    Is there a new version of flash we can download?

  3. Jacob says:

    After the initial screen (character face + text) I click through and get a white screen. Sounds cool though!!
    (Safari, latest stable release of flash, OSX 10.6)

  4. Jacob says:

    ps, good to see some vic folks in the jam! This is jacob from the vic meetup

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