It’s time for another Flash Bash; where I give you a freelancer’s list of the best articles and tutorials on the internet. In this link post we talk about sound effects, buffering, version control, games, and sales figures.
- 8Bitrocket has been busy lately. They have a new post asking what sound effects or music you need for your games (they’ll do it for free) and an article on how casual games can use the list of top selling consumer items. Personally, I don’t think it would be a good idea to mix laxatives with Mac n Cheese.
- Emanuele Feronato made a post on understanding Box2D’s boundaries system. As usual, it’s filled with helpful lines upon lines of code so you can follow along with him.
- Gambinous has a nice list of the top indie game dev blogs. He clearly meant to put Freelance Flash Games as the Best of the Best but he didn’t want to make the other sites look bad, so I was mentioned as worth a look.
- Game Devigner created a new post about how Mike Grundvig used double buffering to draw 5,000 moving arrows onscreen at once at 30 fps. Imagine the amount of enemies you could be owning!
- GamePoetry gives some good tips on using Version Control. Follow them, and your team members won’t have to get angry at you.
- Gaming Your Way has started hosting some of their own games. 4 of them are currently up, but Squize says there’s a whopping 82 of his games left to upload.
- Photon Storm has some nice figures on how his latest game Kyobi has been performing moneywise. He’s reports earning 5 digit figures from his game (that’s over 10 grand for you non-math types).
Enjoy the articles. If I missed a site and you feel it should be featured in one of my flash bashes, just send me an email and I’ll do my best to add it next time.