Stick Tennis

I actually meant to post about this game when it was originally released last year but for one reason or another didn’t get round to it. Thankfully its feature the other day on the App Store reminded me about it again. Stick Tennis is a really cool Adobe AIR tennis game that will have you […]

iOS Native Extensions

While the AIR SDK offers a fairly comprehensive API, if you’re targeting mobile then you’re pretty much gonna have to rely on a few native extensions here and there. I’ve actually been pleasantly surprised by the number of quality extensions that have been produced by the community, and more continue to pop up every day. […]

Some AIR Mobile Apps

One of the nice things about keeping a blog is that I get contacted by people from time to time asking me to take a look at their apps or pointing me in the direction of other successful apps written in Adobe AIR. Here’s a few that have come to my attention recently. Picshop Pro […]

Zynga introduce PlayScript compiler and runtime

If you’re one of the many people aghast at Adobe’s decision to abandon ActionScript 4 then you might be very interested in PlayScript. Developed by Zynga, PlayScript is an open-source ActionScript 3 compatible compiler that targets a variety of runtimes to quickly build 3D games for both the web and mobile devices. In addition to […]

Aqualibrium, Matching Set, and Speedy Cups

Here’s three games all worth a look. I’ll be honest, Flash was only used in one of them but the other two were created by developers who know the Flash platform pretty well. Speedy Cups We’ll start with the Flash one. Developed by ShortCut Studio, this fun little game has you keeping track of the […]

Six Open Source Native Extensions

Firstly, if you haven’t already seen it in action, then download Song Pop from the Apple Store or Google Play. It’s a great little song recognisation game that lets you challenge your friends. What’s more, it was written using Adobe AIR and is a perfect example of what can be developed using the Flash platform […]

Goodbye 2011

I’ve probably worked harder over the last 12 months than I’ve ever done before, and that’s including my two year stint in the games industry. In fact, I’m not entirely sure where I’ve managed to find the time to update this blog at all, but I’m glad I have. And although some amazing opportunities have […]

Age of Defenders

Here’s a really nice browser-based Flash game that has just been ported to iOS and Android. Age of Defenders is a real-time multi-player tower defence game built with Flash and Adobe AIR. One of the really nice features of its online play mode is that you can do battle with other players across multiple platforms. […]

Review: Flash Development for Android Cookbook

With Android’s growing momentum, the Flash platform is perfectly positioned to allow developers to take advantage of its runtime to distribute content across mobile. Part of Packt Publishing’s popular Cookbook series: Flash Development for Android Cookbook by Joseph Labrecque offers over 90 carefully selected recipes for demonstrating mobile concepts related to Android and providing step-by-step […]

Vlad’s Vampire Bats

The Flash platform has had some success with children’s interactive books and here’s another one that’s arrived just in time for Halloween. Vlad’s Vampire Bats tells the story of Vlad; a lonely vampire with a problem: everything he touches turns into a bat. You’ll be taken through 17 screens of animated fun, lighting candles with […]