This project really proved that there is some serious power in the new Flash CS6 exporting tools, in conjunction with the amazing CreateJS suite. All animations and effects were laid out in Flash, and exported as CreateJS objects. Taking this approach made it possible to quickly develop a Flash fallback version of the game as well. I’m looking forward to working with Flash and CreateJS for my future HTML5 games.
For the past week or so I’ve been remaking a Terry Paton game. It’s called FlipIt and can be found on a variety of app stores and desktop. I had the idea to do a remake of one of his games in an effort to get more canvas practice, and to maybe even help spread his games to more screens. It’s already proven to run great on the iPad.
Last night Terry recorded a video of the progress so far. As you can see, canvas runs pretty poorly on Android devices. This is frustrating in ways but I’m confident that it will catch up. I’m just happy it’s at least running great on iOS browsers and of course desktop. That’s a great start!
Anyway, here is the video he shot. Maybe it will finally push me to start doing my own videos and screencasts.
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