Flash is an incredible authoring tool. With it you can create rich Web pages, advanced applications, and, of course, games. As a Flash game developer, you can create amusements as simple as tic-tac-toe or as complicated as a real-time multiplayer game. Imagine what it would be like to think of an amazing game idea (which you may have already done) and then sit down at your computer and actually build it. With Flash, this process can be very easy, and you don't need a degree in computer science to do it! You will learn how to tap into the logic you already possess (common sense) and apply that with ActionScript (the programming language used in Flash).
Pictured here are some of the games that you'll know literally inside and out when you're done reading this book.
What kinds of games are possible in Flash? Take a look at some of the games that are dissected and explained in detail in the third section of this book. (The source files for these games are provided on the accompanying CD-ROM.) All of the information and techniques needed to make games like these are covered in this book. Soon you will be making your own!