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A Platformer Game in Flash by KupoGames A Platformer Game in Flash by KupoGames

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Well here's my dissertation on Flash games.

Keep in mind that this was written for a software engineering project, not a game design one. It assumes the reader knows nothing about video games, so a lot of it is going to sound very patronizing to most people.

A lot of the content probably isn't too useful, a bunch is probably wrong, a few stats are made up, but if you read the whole thing you might still find something interesting.

At the very least you'll learn about some of the tedious processes you have to deal with if you end up doing software engineering.
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EpicPants7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you sure? It seems like a scam...
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Alisher3402 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
thx
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fang299 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Step 1: grab something to drink.

Step 2: Open EBF 3 in another tab, and get to the main menu.

Step 3: allow lost & forgotten (main menu music) to play in the background.

Step 4: get comfortable and start reading.
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manas123454 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
is EPIC BATTLE FANTASY 4 out? :O
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gamehopper Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Really good maybe you can make games for us
[link] rpg games
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the-Adventurer-0815 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I am overwhelmed how detailed this is!
I had written a short Game Design Document for a variation of the classic "Pong" in the previous semester, but that was nothing compared to this.
Thanks a lot for the upload!
Now I am motivated to study harder :)
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Ace0fredspades Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I'm writing a dissertation "comparing studio and internet animation"- I'm not alone ^_____^
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TimonX Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
oh wow.. we almost have the same software engineering project o.o except we will do it in 3D..
is it ok to use some of report?... we are (like most CS students) lazy as hell XD
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KupoGames Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Uhhhhhhh, you can use it as a reference, if that's what you mean.
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TimonX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
sure thing ^^
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Hamodey1 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Put this on Wikipedia :P
And also good job dude.
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AnakinRose-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I second this.
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:iconomt8:
omt8 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
I third this.:D
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Man, this could be published.
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:iconkirihama:
kirihama Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Matt, I love your work, there is no questioning it, If you ever feel like making language option on your games in the future, I'll do it for free, I have all the Cambridge exams in English (I'm portuguese :'D)

I speak and write english, portuguese and spanish, going on a fourth language, please, it's no bother to me, if you ever need a game translated or anything, I'll do it for you ^-~
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KupoGames Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I'm not really in a hurry to get things translated, but maybe someday...?
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kirihama Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Of course of course, just saying, if you need it, I'll gladly do it, that's all >.< Loved your dissertation by the way.
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:iconstraviios:
Straviios Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Hmmmm... was this a project you have to do?
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Jtpup0 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very information, i look forward to attaining patience to do this soon
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ranxer Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
cool
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KingYoshi42 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tl;dr
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Dimenticare Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Wow . . .

Someday, I will finish reading this. Every word of it.
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EvilNinjadude Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
You evil bugger blanked out the revenue statistics. That was 50% of why I read the whole thing!

(I just want to know more about how large the sums of money are that are involved in making video games, including creation expense and possible returns)
(Judging by kickstarter, large games take in the 100,000s to make. That's a ton of money!)
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KupoGames Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
You probably won't earn much from Flash unless your games are always making front pages and are part of a series.
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EvilNinjadude Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
In other words, if your name is Matt Roszak. But thanks for the overview on that.
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Erico28 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
You said in the performance section (pages 101-102) that, "Users who did change the [quality] settings however, most often chose selected the lowest setting, suggesting that particularly poor performance must be needed to prompt this." Which probably isn't true, because I (and probably many others) just changed it to the lowest setting because I personally could care less about how it looks and want the game to be working as fast as possible. Just saying so that you don't think everyone else believes 26 fps is slow.

Overall I liked your dissertation though. Very accurate for the most part. Good Job.
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matt4890 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
:o X3 news
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matt4890 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
are you school
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MrGamesAlot Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loaded instantly for me, then I saw "1/117" on the page counter.
Then I felt a part of me that wished that it didn't load. D:
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Madame-Meepers Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After seriously reading it thoroughly, I can see one difference between our dissertations: how one refer oneself. In yours, you can say "you", but in mine I had to refer myself in 3rd person view. Ok, so that's not important. What's important is my 2-word comment on your dissertation: VERY DETAILED. But that's the good thing. A dissertation has gotta explain everything to show that you know what you're looking for. And it gives a good "behind the scenes" feeling about Adventure Story too. New and budding game creators/developers can definitely learn from this treasure of information.
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Madame-Meepers Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, dissertation. Quite a whole load of research. But there's only thing that sets our dissertations apart... And that is, I'm not allowed to use wikipedia. Mainly because wikipedia also cites from other places to compile all their information together. It's true! So I had to google my information up! I can't comment on this yet because I'm still reading it but I will when I'm done.
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Just-Nith Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
That was actually an exciting read. But then again this is coming from a History grad who just consumes any legible material put in front of him >>;
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HenriqueXZ Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
You are a Genious !
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moontearfall Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
It was interesting to see the iterative (and interactive!) process of balancing the game and giving new options for the player. It was also nice to see that you took the criticism seriously and plan to make a sequel that can cover the faults.

I hope you can keep making good quality games =)
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zergrush23665 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
awww.... cant view in this window...
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ixfd64 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Try using Firefox.
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NucaCrush Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I tried, still cant see it D:
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EvilNinjadude Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
It is then time to break out the ultimate resolution... Internet explorer.


God why.
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Sonicisgood Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
i think you have to download it
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Ironwrought Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have always wanted to make flash games online. I have made several sketches of possible games, but I did not have the knowledge or classes in order to bring those ideas into existance. Thanks to this, at least one of the two is solved.
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Amsun Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Read the whole thing - actually feel a bit wiser.
Now I gotta go to sleep and go back to studying for my exams (which have nothing to do with any kind of games, I assure you...)
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Sonicisgood Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
:O wow that is a lot to remember for the game im doing :dumfounded:
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CrazyDem0n Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Awesome. Hows college?
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Aesica Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Not to be all know-it-allish, but I just thought I'd let you know that FlashDevelop actually can compile independently of Adobe's IDE if you create a new project within FlashDevelop itself. Adobe's IDE is only required to compile a project if you run the two programs side-by-side, with the Adobe IDE to manage the project and FlashDevelop to manage the code. (I'm betting that's what you do, since I'm pretty sure your artistic side makes heavy use of Flash's drawing tools)

Anyway thanks for uploading this. As a newbie flash developer working on my first (real) project, I saw some good information during my initial skim. Nicely done!
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TannerJack Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
NICE NOW TIME TOO
READ
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ZXSora Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
this looked like a school assignment.....
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