Flash Game Summit 2012
Flash Game Summit is held before the big Game Developer Conference (GDC). The 2012 Flash Game Summit was a great turn out, with a wide variety of attendees. Because you get a crowd that usually comes in for GDC from around the world Flash Game Summit has people and companies from all over the world.
Adobe is a sponsor and this year they provided live streaming as well as recordings of the sessions. So if you were not able to attend in person you can catch some of the latest topics around gaming with the Flash platform. There were two rooms with with session through the day so here they are separate by room:
|Flash The Next Generation||Lee Brimelow / Thibault Imbert||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p84glz9113f/|
|SAS: Zombie Assault 3||Chris Harris / Jonathan Hopcroft||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p5g1mwjvvcu/|
|Mobile Gaming Goes Boarderless||Peter Relan / Suran Markosian / Ben Savage||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p8tzebm31ge/|
|Mochis Award Show||Sponsored By Armored Games||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p515odcc3xo/|
|Kingdom Rush||Alvaro Azofra / Gonzalo Sande / Pablo Realini||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p2am4xm3asx/|
|For Your Ice Onlye||Reece Millidge||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p3fdn7cvzy4/|
|It’s The End of The World And We Know it.||Ben Garney||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p9dh8z22yjw/|
|It’s A Long Way to The Top||David Scott / Paul Preece||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p20c2imvu74/|
|Chasing China||Chris Shen||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p5vzvma4a11/|
|Panel: Flash Development Life 2012||Moderated by: Ethan Levy, Producer, BioWare San Francisco Panelists: Sean McGee, Developer, Diseased ProductionsAndrew Sega, Lead Engineer, Sojo StudiosDan Stradwick, Developer, Monstrum||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p9ewajrc1fq/|
|Two Dimensions of Awesome: Advanced ActionScript for Platform Games||Iain Lobb, Managing Creative Director, Dull Dude Ltd.||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p71gwods77j/|
|Getting Some Perspective: Away3D 4.0 & Friends||Rob Bateman, Co-Founder, Away 3D||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p3qpzsv9gw7/|
|Going Mobile||Nate Beck, Principal Architect, ZaaLabs, Ltd.||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p4k55h49x30/|
|Winning With Audio||Selcuk Bor, CEO & Founder, Symphony of Specters||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p3ja0j9hl6m/|
|Ponycorns & The Price of Popularity||Ryan Henson Creighton, President, Untold Entertainment Inc.||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p12ns4cb8l6/|
|Screenplay||Tom Vian, Freelance Game Developer, Super Flash Bros.||http://partners-ar.adobeconnect.com/p43hdz1tfs6/|
Some take a ways for me after talking with people at the conference are there are still alot of students that are building Flash games. Although they say their teachers and schools could use some more love. If you have a large student base and doing senior gaming projects, and are thinking of using Flash as the platform feel free to reach out to me and I’ll try and help as much as I can. Next thing I noticed is people are building a lot of Flash games, but people are still not quite using Stage3D in mainstream. This is for various reasons, dev cycles, Flash Player runtime releases, mobile AIR 3.2, etc… but uniformly people want to get their Flash games seen. So again if you have some great looking content, using the latest Flash Player features the better, send them my way and I’ll take a look.
Good luck and on to a great future of Flash gaming. And if you are looking for some of the latest info check out Lee and Thibault session above. And the new http://gaming.adobe.com site to participate in the telling of the Flash for gaming story.