Build fully-featured, interactive worlds for games and online communities using Packt's new Flash book

September 2010 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce Flash Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, a new book that assists developers in building amazing virtual worlds by implementing ActionScripts in a Flash IDE. Written by Makzan, this book is a step-by-step, hands-on guide filled with examples and screenshots for building a multiplayer virtual world.

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 Multiplayer Virtual Worlds begins with the exploration of existing virtual world games such as Club Penguin, Mole, Dofus, and World of Warcraft. It then takes the readers through the process of creating their own multiplayer virtual world in a sequential order, beginning with the creation of the platform, the environment, quests, avatars, non-playing characters and finally enabling interaction between these entities.

This book covers exciting functions such as creating a whiteboard that every connected user can draw on, creating a map editor and optimizing graphic work load to render avatars in the virtual world. Creating a basic chat system for multiple players, an item inventory/management system for avatars, and integration of key features from social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter are other key processes explained in the book which helps in providing a richer user experience.

Flash and ActionScript developers who intend to build powerful multiplayer games will find this book a helpful and interesting read. This book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit: www.packtpub.com/flash-multiplayer-virtual-worlds/book


Flash Multiplayer Virtual Worlds
 A hands-on guide to building multiplayer virtual worlds in Flash

For more information, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/flash-multiplayer-virtual-worlds/book

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