Avoider Flash Tutorial

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A flash tutorial that not only give you code, but teaches you how to use it. Make an avoider game in flash with AS2! I hope it helps you learn some actionscript, and make a good game.

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Quite helpful..

That was quite helpful and I'm sure it will help people who are new to flash.

~~~Good points~~~
The whole flash tutorial idea was great
It explained things fully and was very helpful

~~~Bad points~~~
The graphics looked like it was drawn in MS Paint or something.
The music didn't go well with the flash

If you could do up the graphics a bit, you know tidy it up.
Put a better song to it, that one was more for a game not a tutorial.

~~~Other comments~~~
It was a good try, I see what you are trying to do. If you do the improvements I'm sure it will be a great tutorial.

I'm giving you 8/10 stars and voting 4!

Well done


TheSongSalad responds:

thanks for the review, i really appreciate it.

I'm sure it works great... I couldn't do it though

I'm going to have to PM you with some help on this later, because I couldn't figure it out at all.

~ Animation/Graphics ~

I really liked how you had the animation/mini game right in the introduction itself. I think it would have looked a little better if all of that appeared behind the text. That way it never covered up any words.

I also think the layout could have looked better. Maybe there is a template that would clean up the style of your flash a little bit or something like that? I also don't know if I liked the colors so much. I always liked a dark color and a light color because it's easier on the eyes to read. Perhaps something like White words on a black background, etc..

~ Story/Content ~

Great all around, even though I think you should have made the text in the flash dynamic. (I think that's what it's called) So people could copy and paste it. I typed it all out by hand, but sadly it didn't work for me.

I have no experience in action script so I didn't know if I was suppose to write that all on one line, press enter where you started a new line, etc.. It was kind of confusing for me.

I do like that you explained how to do the action script though. I see too many times people get the actionscript from the flash forums and they aren't explained why it works the way it does. That doesn't help them at all.

~ Audio ~

I like the music that you picked for this submission though. The only thing that I can suggest to make it any better is to have a mute button. You might also want to think about having a voice read over the instructions too for people who learn better by listening to things.

~ Overall ~

Why did I give you a ten even though I couldn't get it to work? Because I hate giving a biased review. I'm not going to take points away from you because I don't know what I'm doing. This seems like it would be good for someone who has a basic understanding of actionscript, which I do not.

Like I said, I want to mess around with this later so I might PM you to try and figure it out. It looks interesting and I wouldn't mind making my first game ever.

TheSongSalad responds:

i'd be glad to help you work out a game. i'm sorry it didn't work for you, i have a few things i think you might have messed up on. i tried to make this so everyone could follow it, but some of the later things end up with a lot of math and shit that people can have trouble following. i wanted to avoid making the text copy + pasteable because i always see a lot of games flood the portal w/ copy + paste code whenever a tut. comes out. i tried to make it so people understood what was going on so that they could try new things themselves.

long reply, buy yeah, go ahead and pm me if you want some help, and i'm glad you like it.

Cool tutorial!

I've been looking for something like this for a long time.

Thanks a lot!

TheSongSalad responds:

i'm glad it's helping you out. good luck!

Good tutorial but..

Where can i get AS2?
Like maybe a trial download link or something like that might help a few people who are not so talented as to find it, or what store can i buy it from?

TheSongSalad responds:


this will give you a thirty day trial of flash cs4. you can use both as2 and as3 with flash cs4.

Good tutorial

Very helpful tutorial thanks for putting this up , keep up the excellent work!

TheSongSalad responds:

you're welcome, i'm glad you like it.

Credits & Info

4.67 / 5.00

Mar 23, 2009
7:31 PM EDT