22 July 2010

Contests to move Flash web game to mobile

I think you already knew, but there are actually 3 contests supported by Adobe.

It seems Adobe is ready to spend some money to answer to Steve Jobs :
"There are more games and entertainment titles available for iPhone, iPod and iPad than for any other platform in the world"

"Flash was designed for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers"

I was pretty busy fighting with Flex4 and LCDS these months, so I'm more than happy to spend some times on Mobile games!

2 things to keep in mind :
1- It's for Flash Player 10.1 and, right now, there isn't a lot of devices updated to Android Froyo yet (apart Google Nexus One) so it will be hard to test on real device. On Kongregate, you could even increase your chance to win if you release an AIR version...using the private beta one available (read 'not public released yet'
I don't know why Adobe doesn't wait 2 or 3 months more to launch these contests...the egg or chicken dilemna ?
2- It's AS3 (at last!) and, right now, Flash builder 4 is the best tool to code on AS3...but, unfortunatly, the so waited "Flash Builder integration" in CS5 is very hard to use (it's more a hack than a feature!)

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