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Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam?

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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 18:13:01


Hell yeah!


Can't think of a better way to both promote Ruffle and the site itself, plus inform people about the great things in store for all now that Flash ain't dying after all, potentially having that news spread and spur a resurgence of interest in the medium, and the site, and Ruffle, bring in more users, and possibly more sponsors, and possibly thus too more future jams, and if not only expand on a niche that somehow seems to be regaining interest at the time of it's demise possibly also start a whole new movement; Flash revolution; take over the Internet again with technology now at least somewhat under the wing of these here Grounds! This sounds awesome...


Plus it really is a fun thing to dabble with. Might actually learn some new things; maybe make somewhat more thorough a game than my previous attempts thereof... or not... either way would love to make something.


Perfect time/perfect timing.


At 12/3/20 01:19 PM, BobbyBurt wrote: Maybe settle for a flash styled jam? Taking inspiration from the quirks of those old movies / games and making something faithful to that, but compatible in modern browsers.


But Flash is compatible in modern browsers, now and possibly forever thanks to Ruffle, feels like this'd be the perfect time to highlight that too! It's a nice idea but IMHO better actually keep Flash alive, and use this momentum for great things, than reminisce one last time and let it fade away.


At 12/3/20 05:06 PM, Nabella wrote: Game makers who still play with the program even after decades of being defunct, similar to how there are still communities making games with RPGmaker 2003 and the DOOM engines.


Was going to say it hasn't been that long now, but yeah, this the way to keep this legacy going!


At 12/3/20 02:09 PM, Genesiz wrote: im gonna tell my grandkids about the wonders of flash


...and show your grandkids the wonders of Flash. :P Get them so into the wonders therefor that they start making Flash too and keep this greatness going from generation to generation!!!


Oh also Congrats @Dungeonation! Cool to see there are still plenty of peeps that keep dabbling with these languages of old too!


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At 12/3/20 01:51 PM, PsychoGoldfish wrote:
At 12/3/20 01:44 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 12/3/20 01:37 PM, MindChamber wrote: is Flash MX AS2?
Yup!
Probably the best version to use for near-guaranteed Ruffle compatibility


Can't get more oldskool than this. :)


Wouldn't mind if using Flash MX specifically was a requirement too! Mementos of that amazing Macromedia era before Adobe took over and it all started going downhill...


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 18:19:04


Oh also Congrats @Dungeonation! Cool to see there are still plenty of peeps that keep dabbling with these languages of old too!


Well, Ruffle had a hand in that. ;)


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 18:55:16


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 18:55:18


At 12/3/20 11:08 AM, TomFulp wrote: So here’s the question - if we had a Flash Jam where you were tasked with creating interactive content using AS2, is that a jam you would participate in? Reply in this thread! It would be great to see some old pros turn up to make something new.

I'm not an "old pro" but yes definitely! I've been meaning to make a tribute to an old flash series from the 2000s that I enjoyed watching recently, this would be a perfect excuse to do so.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 19:17:06


At 12/3/20 11:54 AM, Luis wrote: i can do a flash jam. it just cant be this year because i've retired from art for 2020. First post however.


I've been weighing the pros and cons...


Pros for this Month:

Everyone is talking about Flash this month.


Cons for this Month:

People would be rushing to finish something around the holidays.

Flash still works in browsers so doesn't completely hit the point home.

Hard to promote because we want Tankmas ADVENTure to get a lot of attention this month.


Pros for January:

People have more time to prepare.

Ruffle will be further along and support more features (still AS2 though).

More space to promote (but we also have Pixel Day on Jan 23rd).

Flash won't be in browsers so it will really drive it home for people who see it.


I'm thinking we keep this pretty casual and just announce you can make something with Flash and post it any time in January to participate in this jam. Entries should have an interactive component (so not something better suited for the video player) and should work with Ruffle, so they can play directly on NG without additional software.


I'm gonna write up something more formal tomorrow and we'll make some promo art, but anyone could get started now if they want to tinker with making an interactive movie or game for next month. This could include animation collabs with fun menu interfaces. I'll also solicit donations for prizes, the current prize tiers will at least be this:


1st - $300

2nd - $200

3rd - $150

4th - $100


If anyone reading this wants to chip in, use the donation option on the Supporter page and PM me a heads up you donated towards the Flash Jam! Current donors are @Dungeonation, @SrPelo and NG!


Also thinking name will be the Flash Forward Jam, because we're moving into the future with Flash.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 19:59:13


At 12/3/20 11:47 AM, RobC3 wrote: I'd also be interested in participating in a Flash Jam, as I have the software for AS2. But I'd be going into the language and interactivity for Flash in general as a complete novice.

Don't worry, almost everyone else did that too back in the day. AS2 had the mysterious ability of attracting a lot of novices and keeping them there.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 20:35:17


Anyone interested in the flash jam, feel free to hit me up for any voice stuff :)


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 20:50:23


I still have my copy of Flash CS6 so this could be fun!


At 12/3/20 11:08 AM, TomFulp wrote: So here’s the question - if we had a Flash Jam where you were tasked with creating interactive content using AS2, is that a jam you would participate in? Reply in this thread! It would be great to see some old pros turn up to make something new.


A Flash Jam sounds like a lot of fun!


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-03 23:51:25


Yo tom, haven't check up on NG news in a lil bit. I think having both interactive cartoon AND regular cartoons would be better, and the rules could be it HAS to be animated with flash. Smoothing all the way up to prove it lmao


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 01:50:45


I just want to say, I would absolutely participate in an actionscript 2 flash jam!

Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 02:29:26


Absolutely, such a momentous occasion! If anyone needs an artist, hmu.

Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 02:53:00


Flash Jam sounds awesome and since I made nearly all my games in AS2 I'd love to parcticipate. My question would be when the jam takes place, because in december I'm having my exam, which goes until 23rd of december. I'm becoming a certified web developer btw. Well in case I pass the exam.

Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 08:11:22


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 08:23:02


IMO there should be separate categories for games and interactive movies in the jam.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 09:36:43


At 12/4/20 08:23 AM, CzySzy wrote: IMO there should be separate categories for games and interactive movies in the jam.


I'm wondering at which point an interactive movie is considered a point and click adventure but I could try breaking out some movie categories... I might do that for today's post I'm working on, then hopefully we can boost them all with some more sponsors.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 09:37:30


At 12/4/20 02:53 AM, Wiesi wrote: Flash Jam sounds awesome and since I made nearly all my games in AS2 I'd love to parcticipate. My question would be when the jam takes place, because in december I'm having my exam, which goes until 23rd of december. I'm becoming a certified web developer btw. Well in case I pass the exam.


The plan right now is that people can release their Flash project any time in January to participate.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 09:40:25


At 12/3/20 11:51 PM, GrayAnimations wrote: Yo tom, haven't check up on NG news in a lil bit. I think having both interactive cartoon AND regular cartoons would be better, and the rules could be it HAS to be animated with flash. Smoothing all the way up to prove it lmao


The conflicting thing here is that video format generally is best for non-interactive animation and lots of people are still producing their animations in Flash and publishing them as video - I wouldn't want to give people incentive to only upload SWF files for an entire month, when we much prefer MP4 at this point. That's why the push for interactive elements helps make the case for why the project needs to run as a Flash file vs video.


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-04 14:33:54


I'll provide some sounds if anyone needs weird electronic music.


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At 12/3/20 06:19 PM, Dungeonation wrote:
Oh also Congrats @Dungeonation! Cool to see there are still plenty of peeps that keep dabbling with these languages of old too!
Well, Ruffle had a hand in that. ;)


Ruffle and you, best collaboration possible. ;)


At 12/4/20 02:53 AM, Wiesi wrote: Flash Jam sounds awesome and since I made nearly all my games in AS2 I'd love to parcticipate. My question would be when the jam takes place, because in december I'm having my exam, which goes until 23rd of december. I'm becoming a certified web developer btw. Well in case I pass the exam.


Seems like you'll time it just perfectly! Hope work as certified web dev (fingers crossed) leaves plenty of leeway to also work on some awesome fast-paced creative arcade-like trademark intense Weisi classics now...


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Response to Drawing Tablet #10 and Flash Jam? 2020-12-21 03:40:15


A Flash Jam would be fun. We need to live up Flash while we still can.



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