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In Flash Professional CS5: Creating a Simple Game for Android Devices, author Paul Trani shows how to translate existing Flash skills from the web to mobile devices while designing a game in Flash and publishing it as an AIR for Android app. The finished application includes collision detection, random enemy creation and movement, shooting capabilities, multiple levels, and even a high score screen. This course also goes beyond game functionality and shows how to use mobile capabilities such as the accelerometer and gestures to control graphics, use the hardware keys to activate menus, and also how to optimize content so it plays well on mobile devices. Also included are instructions for distributing an app through the Android Market. Exercise files are included with the course.
Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed not only the game, but the development process as well. In my opinion, I think Flash makes it really fun and easy to create games, so I encourage you, if you have access to the code, go ahead and take the code, modify it, swap out the graphics, and make your own game. Extend the code as well. I want to go ahead and point you into a couple different resources other than lynda.com that you can use. In fact, one is Adobe.com. Select Learning. There is something called Adobe Developer Connection.
So go in there, and you'll notice there are two areas right down here for mobile, as well as gaming. So, great resources. There is going to be code snippets, tutorials, various things for gaming and mobile. Use those resources to, again, enhance your game. The other resource is developer.android.com. So again, the Android SDK is there. That's where you're going to go ahead and upload your app as well, but on both these sites, there are forums. You can always post questions there, and usually the community is pretty good at answering them.
But again, lastly, when you do finish it and upload it, I really look forward to seeing it. In fact, you can feel free to send me an email once it's up. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for watching!
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