I use Flash for Web design, and am entirely new to
actionscript. Despite this, I've been tapped to teach a one week,
1/2 day camp this summer called "Creating games in Flash." I'm
madly cramming actionscript, but I think most of it is way too hard
for most kids. Can anyone suggest 1 or 2 easy, yet not boring games
I can learn to program myself and then teach the kids. Something
that will impart the principles of designing games, yet be do-able?
I'd be ever so grateful!
There is some type of nationwide craze going on about young
folks making games - it requires serious programming skills
assuming the game is designed even in Flash.
There are some Flash gaming books - look up in Amazon and see
if they may help.
In my opinion this is way too hard for kids and an ill
conceived choice of a summer camp course for the duration you are
considering. And Flash is not fun necessarily. Most folks new to
Flash struggle with the whole time line - layer - nested timeline
concept as it is depicted in the IDE.
Find something that would allow them to make games without
learning programming - a craft requiring experience.
But perhaps your way out would be to create some games such
as some of the code is template and parts can be changed such as
loading different playing pieces or changing behaviors based on
data values. But then an unreasonable burden for you to do for the