Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Not Toronto

Before starting a new game, I went back and made some changes to the game 'It's Not Toronto'

I've always thought that this was an excellent game, but the controls were too jerky, so I went back and made the controls smoother, as well as some other minor changes.

Hopefully, this will make the game more enjoyable. You can play it here: www.flashbynight.com/toronto

Comments and feedback are welcome.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Game Release: Clowd

Introducing a new game from FlashByNight.com…

In Clowd, you control a fluffy little cloud that can change colors as he drifts through the various levels.

Use the arrow keys to navigate

Press SPACE to change color:

If you hit an enemy of the same color, you destroy it:

There are four different level types:

You have two minutes to get through each level and the levels get progressively more difficult as you go.

Developer’s notes:

I’ve been obsessed for a while with games that use colors in various ways, so I decided to experiment with this little game. The original concept was to have smaller color blocks orbiting Clowd, which you could rotate by pressing the spacebar. However, the gameplay seemed too difficult and I decided to make the character change color instead (even though a cloud is usually white). I made the motion controls a bit ‘loose’ – hold down an arrow key and when you let go, the character will still move a bit further. This seemed natural to the game and also for the difficulty level I wanted to achieve.

The first few levels should be really easy, but fun, as you get to pop all the enemies in your path. After about level 10 or twelve, it’ll start to get quite challenging and you would have to be really good to get far beyond level 20.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

An Emo Game

I'd like to share a little 'emo' adventure game that someone sent me.

"Q - Compressing the Heart" is the story of a little guy in the underworld who has had his heart stolen and yearns to get it back. This is a point-and-click adventure game with super slick graphics. The game mechanic is that you can remove your soul from your body to get to hard-to-reach places. It's great fun.

The game loses points for being surrounded by zillions of annoying ads, but if you can ignore those, you'll have fun with it.

The URL is:


Here's a sneak peek:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Making Monkeys

Here's a fun little game that I found called Making Monkeys. It's a simple little platform puzzler, but it's well made and it's great fun:


Saturday, January 7, 2012

AS3 Tutorials for Intermediate to Advanced Level

I found this blog which has some great AS3 tutorials for intermediate to advanced level:


As well as AS3, the blog covers Flex, AIR and SQL

Create Backwards Text

Just a little tool I created to make reverse text:


Contact me if you want the source code.