Create a simple Flash game

Tap the power of Flash’s ActionScript capabilities to build a simple game with animated characters.


14. In the main timeline, add a text field set to Dynamic. Name the field ‘score’. In your file, immediately after if(_x


15. Taking it to the next level from here isn’t hard; the basics are all in place. Why not add a ‘Play Again’ button to the endGamePanel? This would need to reset ‘playing’ to true, tmpscore to 0 and hide the endGamePanel again. You could also add characters that squirt ink, and arm your octopus with a weapon. The code we used for the bubbles will work for these.

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