Thanks: to Olorin and MadSci from flashkit for their assistance.
Aim: This is the first part of a short sesries of tutorials that will cover the techniques involved in building games in Flash 5. This tutorial covers controlling the movement of the player with the keyboard and firing weapons.
Assumed Knowledge: It is assumed that you have a basic understanding of Flash and Actionscript. You should understand variables, properties, if statements and the basics of the flash 5 'dot syntax'.
By the end: at the end of this tutorial you will have built a keyboard controlled spaceship that can fly and shoot around the screen, as shown below. You will also have learnt about 'Clip Events', 'keyboard control', 'array style referencing' and 'duplicating movie clips'.
Click anywhere on the black to ensure that the flash file has the 'focus'
Use the arrow keys to move, Ctrl to fire.
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