Okay, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a simple tutorial to help people create a Flash Game, and so I did.
This tutorial would probably take a couple of hours to work through and it covers the minimum you need to know to get started in Flash Game design. It's perfect for self-motivated people who enjoy learning from tutorials.
The tutorial is here: http://www.flashbynight.com/tutes/simplegame/
Previous tutorials are here: http://flashbynight.com/tutes/