Flash is an interactive platform that has a powerful design and animation tool along with a dynamic scripting engine, bitmap rendering, as well as advanced video and audio playback. There are three main aspects: the player, the file format, and the authoring tool/IDE. Flash games can be developed for websites, interactive TV, as well as handheld devices. There is no need to adopt multiple programming languages to build games.
It is the universal tool that permits the development of multimedia driven complex games. Games means fast, furious, efficient with rich graphics.
Flash enables developers to build the most popular games for online gamers. It just needs to support:
-> Rich engaging graphics.
-> Smooth download of files from the net.
-> A playback device that can interpret downloads.
There are three main areas: design, development, and hosting.
The first step is creation of graphics. One must use Fireworks as well as Freehand for this aspect. The tools are compatible and fireworks allows the addition of Java script to images.
The game development will be done in Flash by importing graphics created in Freehand and...