Today, I became a first time father of a baby boy. Although this is a very exciting time in my private life, it is also a time when I will be unable to respond to your comments, questions and suggestions in a timely manner.
Zynga has announced their latest Facebook game, Ruby Blast! Incorporating the latest in Flash and Stage3D development, this addicting experience aims to take ‘match-three’ games to the next level. More info is available on the Digital Media blog.
After playing around with many of the 3D games that have been released in the recent past, I suddenly felt the urge to look back at more traditional games. One game that I became a bit addicted to in the recent past is Warfare 1917. It is a simple matter of defeating your opponent. Based on the strategy and weapons that you’re using, you will either be successful or will have to repeat the level. Not very complicated, yet surprisingly addictive.
Since I’m always on the lookout for great Flash games I was wondering: What is your favorite Flash game?
For people like me who work on the actual Flash Runtime it is sometimes easy to forget how our product is being used. I came across an introduction to Flash Game programming on YouTube today that made me stop and think for a moment. Believe it or not, I suddenly realized how easy it is to get a basic game up and running in Flash. Crazy, right? Here’s the video:
I thought this was a neat little game that demonstrated the basics of game programming in Flash quite well. Knowing that there are very advanced games in Flash too, it sure seems like Flash allows everybody to develop games that match their skill set. One of my favorite games is Zombie Tycoon:
Stephen Pohl is a Computer Scientist on the Adobe Flash Runtime team. With a strong commitment to user experience, security, and privacy, Stephen frequently works on customer facing features. Stephen recently served as lead developer for the project team that delivered the Adobe Flash Player Background Updater feature.