Real-World Flash Game Development

"Definitive" book penned by Blockdot's Chris Griffith.


September 30, 2009 (Dallas, TX) Dallas-based Blockdot is pleased to announce one of its own, Senior Interactive Developer Chris Griffith, has published the definitive book on Flash game development.

Real-World Flash Game Development: How to Follow Best Practices AND Keep Your Sanity is a crash course on Flash game development for the growing community of 2 million Flash developers.

Griffith, who writes about real-world scenarios pulled from his own experiences as a game developer of more than 8 years, helps bridge the gap for coders who may be used to C++, Java, or C# but want to move over to Flash. Readers of the book will learn:

The most effective ways to leverage Flash as a game-development tool, with concrete, relatable approaches to Flash game development.

Sound strategies and realistic goals for success with real-world examples and code included in the text so programmers become quickly empowered to make their own Flash games.

All the aspects that come into play when developing a game in Flash, including art, animation, scripting, and optimization.

The books accompanying website offers code from the game examples in the book, with fully buildable source files; additional code snippets, classes, and utilities; scripts for automating tedious and repetitive tasks within Flash; template game-design documents for planning game proposals in the same manner outlined in the book; and links to other helpful online resources for both Flash and game development.

Griffiths book is now available through online retailers and in stores, including, Barnes & Noble, and Borders. To learn more about the book - or to order a copy visit

About the Author

Chris Griffith, Senior Game Developer at Blockdot, has been creating Flash applications and games for close to 10 years. He has developed work for such notable clients as LEGO, Microsoft, American Airlines, Pepsi, Frito Lay, Kraft, Starbucks, and Dr. Pepper. Chris and his wife, Delayna, live in Dallas with their daughter, Miriam.

About Blockdot and

Blockdot, a Media General, Inc. company, is a leading producer and provider of casual games and company sponsored Advergames. Blockdot has created over 800 games for a broad range of leading brands and companies, including American Airlines, AT&T, General Motors, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft, LEGO, Microsoft, Motorola, M&Ms, Nokia, Universal Pictures and Verizon. Millions of people play Blockdot games on its game site, which consistently ranks as one of the Top 50 gaming portals on the Internet and is often used as the launching site for client Advergames. More information on Blockdot and iPhone games can be found at

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