Hi guys. At this point in time i have a brief understanding
of actionscript and have the ability to make easy games without the
aid of a tutorial. i am extremely interested in hopefully becoming
a professional and i need somewhere to start. can any of you pros
recommend a book or something that helped you guys get to where you
It sounds like you are already beyond my level of ability in
AS but the books that I am using to get started are "Foundation
Actionscript for Flash 8" by Kristian Besley, Sham Bhangal and Davd
Powers (pub. Friends of Ed); and "Flash 8 Actionscript: Training
From The Source", by Jobe Makar and Danny Patterson (pub. by Adobe
Press in association with Peachpit).
I'd say check them out in a real bookstore where you can flip
through them and gauge whether they are too basic for you -- my
guess is that the Adobe one will be more up your street; as a
non-coding designer I find it a bit clinical and impenetrable at
the moment, so it might be about right for you.