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Jun 9, 2013 | 4:34 PM EDT

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A background! 5 Points Add graphics and the background!
First steps... 5 Points Setup flixel!
Louis Armstrong is singing! 10 Points Setup the tilemap!
Oblivion 10 Points Add the player!
Retro vibes 10 Points Add some sweet tunes and sounds!
Rigour 10 Points Add collisions!
Animator 25 Points Add animations to the player!
Tutorial finished! 25 Points Finish the tutorial!
We created life! 25 Points Make player move!

Author Comments

Ever dreamed of making your own game? Well, now you can and it is really easy! It doesn't matter if you have experience on coding or not you will certainly master this tutorial and learn how to use flixel and to create a classic platformer. :)
'X' - Action!
Mouse - Well...
'A' & 'D' or 'LEFT' & 'RIGHT' - Turn the page!
'S' - Open skill-levelselection
'C' - Open chapterselection
UPDATE: Thanks a lot for the frontpage and all the nice reviews! :)

As I checked the Tutorial-genre on Newgrounds for flixel tutorials I noticed there aren't any and only a few on developing ActionScript 3 games. Since I have already developed a few games with flixel and know about its benefits and how great it is to start making games I thought I could try making one myself for the Newgrounds community.

The game shouldn't be too complicated, easy enough so that even someone without any experience on ActionScript could understand it...

The tutorial isn't just boring text, but it's made in an interesting and entertaining way, using cool effects and a tune made by RealFaction, who also helped me with the development aswell as the nice beta-testers. The tutorial is available in 4 versions. One for people with none experience on coding, one for people with experience on other languages than AS3, one for AS3-developers and one for people who have already used flixel. So that everyone gets the information he/she needs. Not more and not less.

Here's the table of content:
*CHAPTER I - Setting up flixel with FlashDevelop
*CHAPTER II - Importing and adding graphics
*CHAPTER III - Creating and adding a tilemap
*CHAPTER IV - Creating and adding a player
*CHAPTER V - Collisions
*CHAPTER VI - Input and movement
*CHAPTER VII - Creating and playing animations
*CHAPTER VIII - Importing and playing sounds and music
*CHAPTER IX - Using the Newgrounds API to create medals and ads
*CHAPTER X - Conclusion and where to go from here

Not only will it show how to use flixel but also the benefits of the Newgrounds API and how to use it with FlashDevelop and how to add medals and ads. The tutorial will be completely free and will lay the fundament for 8bit-gamedevelopment with flixel. People will be able to go anywhere from here and make their retro dreams come true. If it catches enough people's attention there will also be a second part on creating enemies, guns, more levels and other cool stuff or whatever THE PEOPLE DEMAND! ;)




Rated 5 / 5 stars 2 weeks ago

Yeah it's probably a bug, but for me it just works :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars April 15, 2014

I don't know if it's a bug or something but the tutorial stops at : "So that's what we have! A blank stage!"
So far it worked well and helped a lot, so 5 stars are deserved :D

please help


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars April 6, 2014

good but im not sure if the software is safe. is it safe?


Rated 3 / 5 stars March 30, 2014

C:\Users\user\Desktop\Template\src\ col: 35 Error: Syntax error: expecting identifier before var.
override public function create(var background: FlxSprite = new FlxSprite(0, 0, Sources.ImgBackground); void:
C:\Users\user\Desktop\Template\src\ col: 105 Error: Syntax error: expecting rightparen before semicolon.
override public function create(var background: FlxSprite = new FlxSprite(0, 0, Sources.ImgBackground); void:
C:\Users\user\Desktop\Template\src\ col: 107 Error: Syntax error: missing left brace ({) before the function body.
override public function create(var background: FlxSprite = new FlxSprite(0, 0, Sources.ImgBackground); void:
Build halted with errors (fcsh).

I'm trapped X_x .. I'm cool giving out a 3 star . English isn't my mother toungue so it maybe why I didn't understood all the description , but I'm trapped there..


Rated 5 / 5 stars March 16, 2014

So far I just downloaded the tutorial and I compiled it. It didn't compile and gave me this in the console:

Running process: D:\FlashDevelop\Tools\fdbuild\fdbuild.exe "C:\Users\V360\Documents\Adobe\Flash Work\FlashDevelop\Platformer.as3proj" -ipc ebd24fd6-4805-4dfc-a102-9d8c2df5b236 -version "4.6.0; 3.1" -compiler "D:\Flex" -library "D:\FlashDevelop\Library" -cp "C:\Users\V360\Documents\Adobe\Flash Work\Flixel\org\flixel"
Building Platformer
mxmlc -load-config+=obj\PlatformerConfig.xml -debug=true -incremental=true -swf-version=10 -o obj\Platformer635262507353312434
Starting java as: java.exe
INITIALIZING: Adobe Flex Compiler SHell (fcsh)
Starting new compile.
Loading configuration file D:\Flex\frameworks\flex-config.xml
Loading configuration file C:\Users\V360\Documents\Adobe\Flash Work\FlashDevelop\obj\PlatformerConfig.xml
C:\Users\V360\Documents\Adobe\Flash Work\Flixel\org\flixel\ Error: A file found in a source-path must have the same package structure '', as the definition's package, 'org.flixel'.
Build halted with errors (fcsh).