In 2015 I published a Flash game based on the Star Wars universe, called Death Star Attack Simulator.
Yeah, I know! Who makes a Flash game in the same month that all the major internet players decided to abandon Flash? Well, the game was originally made in 2005 when I was trying to get into the games industry. I rediscovered the source files in 2014 on an old hard disc, and decided it would be fun to ‘revamp’ it based on the things I’ve learned during the last decade in games development.
The project was great fun to work on over the course of some six months. I was partly inspired by that wonderful Star Wars anime video you may have seen, and I especially enjoyed working on the animation FX. With that in mind, I thought I’d write a little about some of the techniques I used.