810:088 Creating Games with Flash

Monday, May 12th through Friday, June 6th - 19 class sessions - 9:50 until 10:50 and 11 until noon
 Computer labs (hands-on classes) schedule for Studio IT 3 and Unix cal output calendar view.

Last update (CHANGE) to schedule: Thursday 05/22/12:24 p.m.

BGP = Beginning Game Programming With Flash

Week 1 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 16  

The games begin!

Introduction to Flash - Chapter 1 of BGP book.

Hands on class will give you practice with Flash.

Journal entry #1 peer review.


Journal entry #1 due.

Chapter 2 of BGP Introduction to ActionScript


Keyboard input to control games.

Go over the Dice example and all of its concepts, including Math.random() and Math.floor().

First Flash assignment given out.

Start arrays using the Matching Game to illustrate arrays.

Chapter 4 of BGP Animations.

Chapter 3 of BGP Interactivity-Adventure Game (Treasure Hunt)

Assignment #1 will be available sometime over the weekend if you want to see it before Monday's class. It will be handed out and explained on Monday in class.

Week 2 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22 May 23  
Schedule meeting with your instructor for the timed Flash exercise and individual help anytime from May 27th thru May30th.


Flash ASSIGNMENT #1 handed out in class.




Groups discuss how to improve their total time in doing the timed exercise.

Groups do same timed exercise in the computer lab.


The Game Plan and Ghostbusters

Assign #1 due by 10 p.m.

Chapter 5 - Game Development

Read Chapters 4 and 5 of BGP.

Chapter 5 example handed out.

Chapter 4 example: Stars animation and MOUSE_ROLLOVER event.

Journal entry #3 peer review.

Groups randomly assigned and timed exercise in the lab is performed. Flash Olympics training.

Lecture for chapter 5 example.


New Flash assignment handed out on Friday in class.

Week 3 UNI holiday May 27 May 28 May 29 May 30  
Schedule meeting with your instructor to discuss your project and/or your group's project anytime on or after May 28th during the 3rd week or the 3rd weekend. Memorial Day holiday

Sound and Flash: Music and sound effects and games.

Journal entry #3 due.

Journal entry #4 peer review.

Game graphics handouts and readings and example.

Journal entry #4 due.

Journal entry #5 due.


Take home test #1 due.

4 short WebCT activities during week #3 can be done anytime.

Your chosen Flash game graphics project is due in simplified version.

Week 4 June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6  
Between May 27th and June 4th - scheduled meeting with instructor for every student to discuss and/or get help with their project or project presentation. Also the hands-on Flash Olympics for measuring your amazing improvement on the timed Flash exercise. Journal entry #5 peer review due.  

Journal entry #5 followup due.


Groups do 3rd and final Olympics time trials using Flash.

Your chosen Flash game graphics project is due with added features and enhancements beyond May 31st version.

Take home test #2 due (See June 10).

Group project presentations.

Final journal summary due.

    June 10        
    Any extra credit or unfinished or improved projects are due by 6 p.m.