The Short Story
The Long Story
I recently watched the MLP:FIM episode “read it and weep”, and more than anything wanted to make a Daring Do version of temple run. Honestly I had no idea how, so I started researching flash games.
Now I’ve dabbled in flash before but only to make a crude animation, I tried making a longer one but simply didn’t have the patience.
So I looked for some tutorials, and found this list, and from that focused on this one. It was a nice intro and showed the layout and where actions needed to go, as well as explaining some of them as well. But it wasn’t quite the format I wanted so I looked again and found this gem.
This is where things started to go wrong, the scripts wouldn’t compile without error and I had no idea why. After much googling I was using actionscript 3 when I should be using 2. On the whole it was quite confusing and in the end i went searching for another tutorial while my character kept sinking into the ground.
Now this isn’t quote the side scroller I was after but figured this is close enough to try learn the basics, and after several blank screens I finally got a basic animation to work. Finally finished the tutorial and got here. I replaced the angel with Fluttershy, taking this beast animation and breaking it down to this.I did try change the blocks to clouds but ended up with invisible blocks, the code is there but commented out.
Now I have only been doing this today, so I’m gonna rest and try again tomorrow, replacing the normal blocks with clouds and the super blocks with thunder clouds. After that I would love to try do a Daring Do running platform game. Anyone interested please get in touch, I’m a horrible artist.
To play FlutterJump simply move the mouse to move Fluttershy and jump as high as you can, the blocks will move more and faster the high you get. If you die simply refresh the page to try again.