Create exciting, real-time multiplayer Flash games with Packt's new book

July 2010 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials, a complete end-to-end guide for creating fully featured multiplayer games. Written by Prashanth Hirematada, this book is a comprehensive guide packed with practical examples and insights into the fundamental knowledge for developing fully featured multiplayer games in Flash.

 

Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements and games. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). Flash manipulates vector and raster graphics to provide animation of text, drawings, and still images. It supports bidirectional streaming of audio and video, and it can capture user input via mouse, keyboard, microphone, and camera. Flash contains an Object-oriented language called ActionScript.

Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials discusses the challenges encountered while developing a multiplayer game. Readers will learn to leverage the PulseUI framework with all the required screen management and understand the Pulse API model, a simple, yet powerful model for multiplayer game development. The last section of the book illustrates four multiplayer game implementations of increasing complexity, namely, a simple turn-based TicTacToe, a multi-player Jigsaw, a card-based racing game and a complex space racing game.

 

The book is an easy-to-follow guide because of the excellent illustrations, working code samples and screen-shots provided in it. This makes it easy for beginner to intermediate Flash developers to understand game development, irrespective of their prior knowledge in networking and server-side programming. They can model complex game environments using XML game schema as well as d design the schema needed to implement a game using game states.

 

Professional as well as amateur developers with an inclination to build synchronous multiplayer games with Flash will find this book a resourceful and interesting read. This book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/flash-10-to-create-exciting-multiplayer-game-essentials/book

 

Flash 10 Multiplayer Game Essentials

  Create exciting real-time multiplayer games using Flash

For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/flash-10-to-create-exciting-multiplayer-game-essentials/book

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