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Author: Nick Kuh | Website: http://www.flasharcadia.com

How to create scoreboards for your flash games

The aim of this tutorial is to show you how I created the dynamic high scoreboards featured on my games site: Flash Arcadia ( http://www.flasharcadia.com). As the Internet has grown, so has the demand for dynamic online content. High scoreboards create competition for players and in turn increase traffic to your online games. On Flash Arcadia I took the scoreboards one step further by creating a php/mySQL registration system so that players have to register and become members before their scores appear on the boards.

Although I'm not a programmer I'm a fairly experienced action scripter so it was a real joy to discover how similar Flash 5/Flash MX action scripting is to php. For example, you can create a loop using php which looks almost identical to action scripting:

for($count=0;$count<$avariable; $count++) {
}

The only difference between this php code and action scripting is the dollar sign. The dollar sign in php indicates a variable and therefore has to be placed in front of all of your variables in php.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-04-21
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Nick is a Flash Developer for London based web design agency Edition Interactive. His main role is online games design and development for clients such as Channel Four Television.
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