Overview of the Starling framework


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Overview of the Starling framework

So before we get started I just wanted to give you an overview of what the Starling framework actually is. So Starling is a pure ActionScript 3 library that mimics the conventional Flash display list architecture. In contrast to conventional display objects however all content in Starling is oriented directly by the GPU, and this is made possible by the Stage 3D rendering engine that was introduced in Flash Player 11. Now a couple of things to highlight is, again this framework is free and open source, and it's actually open-sourced under a simplified BSD license, which means you can download it, tweak it, do whatever you want with the framework.

Now in addition to building games that run in Flash in the browser, we can also use it to build mobile games for iOS and Android. And lastly I wanted to highlight that while Starling is actually developed outside of Adobe by Gamua, this is a project that Adobe is actively funding and backing. So now let's look at an actual Starling game ...

Overview of the Starling framework
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Overview of the Starling framework provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Lee Brimelow as part of the Building Flash Games with Starling

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