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AS3 Controls

  Posted by johnhattan, 12 July 2011 · 302 views

Still doing my mobile games here. One problem I ran into is with controls. My games aren't very control-heavy, but there are times that I do need to impart a little textual or columnar information to the user (i.e. help and high scores). And I'd really rather not roll my own. And this problem is compounded by Adobe's apparent abandonment of the...


Happy Birthday Gamedev!

Posted by johnhattan, 15 June 2011 · 294 views

In honor of Gamedev's 12th birthday, I'm gonna release the design document for my latest game, Dice-A-Rama. Basically it's a game I tried to write in ten days to address the lack of a Yatzy ("Yahtzee" is trademarked) game on the Playbook. Actually it ended up taking about 20 days because I was still building a lot of cross-platform...


Now with Google +1

  Posted by johnhattan, 07 June 2011 · 154 views

Well I haven't had any substantial updates to the site since November. And that's both good and bad. It's good in that there haven't been any site emergencies in six months. We're nice and stable.

But it's not good in that there haven't been any other site updates of note.

But I haven't been sitting on my mini-empire of...


Your AIR for Android app is open source - like it or not!

  Posted by johnhattan, 11 May 2011 · 2,089 views

First off, I’m not posting this with the hopes of inviting malice. I’m posting this to inform you that anything you thought regarding code security in AIR for Android apps is probably illusory, and that you (and hopefully also Adobe) need to take some extra steps if you don’t want your assets stolen.

That being said, here’s how to take apart an AIR...


Good book deal

  Posted by johnhattan, 22 March 2011 · 119 views

Good deal today. O'Reilly has several good titles today. The good deal part is that they're giving all proceeds (minus author royalties, I'm sure that's a contractual thing) to Japanese disaster relief.

http://oreilly.com/store/dd-jpn.html

Couple of good looking titles there....






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