Something balloony

There is no name yet, but I’m going to start making new game.
It should be something like a second part of Balloon Express.

Honestly, this game was my first try in Flash, name and idea of the game were stolen from one casual game(which I liked), so I can’t use this name anymore.
Of course, second part won’t be so boring, so I’m thinking about new name for this masterpiece. 🙂

One more thing I would like to try is to make a game trailer (like guys from Hollywood do :)) for the game and release it one week/month before the game. Put it on sites like NewGrounds and FGL(they support movies in description!) to see the results.

Should be released soooooon

Sponsored by

Everything is quite official, we’ve even signed a contract. Now, game is testing by King’s team, and they’ve found a bug! 🙂
If swap box to/from the slot it won’t change its state and you won’t get into the next level.

Sponsored through FGL, there were a lot of bids, but King’s bid was the highest.
I have also made a walk-through video for them. Btw, it took me about 45 minutes to finish the game.
Video will be hosted exclusively on King’s website, I will just post a link here.

Unfortunately, Map Editor won’t be included with the release… Maybe, I will figured out what to do with it later.


It should be 2 games in one: an old, well-known tank game and also 🙂 old and well-known sokoban(or pusher) game.
So, main hero has a tank, he should move boxes to slots to open a portal to next level, and enemy tanks will be in the way of this process.
I’m going to add different kind of weapon, power-ups and maybe bosses.

Ctrl+F4 in Flash CS4/CS5/CS5.5

Ctrl+F4, this is what I usually use to close tabs in IDE, like MS Visual Studio or Eclispe. Meanwhile Flash CS4 says that Ctrl+F4 is “Reserved by the system”.
The problem was easy to solve.

All files with keyboard shortcuts for Flash are situated here(Windows 2000/XP): C:\Documents and Settings\%USER_NAME%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash CS4\en\Configuration\Keyboard Shortcuts\

or here (Windows Vista/7): C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CS4\en\Configuration\Keyboard Shortcuts\

After some investigation, I have changed line
<Shortcut id=”57602″ key=”87″ scope=”1″ flags=”11″ /> 
<Shortcut id=”57602″ key=”115″ scope=”1″ flags=”11″ />.

And voilà, Ctrl+F4 works!

UPDATE: The same works for Flash CS5.
Path: C:\Users\%USER_NAME%\AppData\Local\Adobe\Flash CS5\en\Configuration\Keyboard Shortcuts\
Find the line with the id=”57602″ and replace it with the following:
<Shortcut id=”57602″ key=”115″ scope=”IDR_MAINFRAME” flags=”11″ />

In Flash CS5.5 this line should be the following:
<Shortcut id=”57602″ key=”115″ scope=”IDR_MAINFRAME” flags=”9″ />

AS3 Sound

I don’t know why they did like this, but work with sound in as2 was much easier.
Now in as3 each sound should have its own class, what is “cool” of course, but what if I have 100 sound files? Well, I don’t have to create all these classes, but I have to create an object to play the sound.
In as2 it was more simple, just link identifier and play sound by its ID.

Second, why do I start playing sound with Sound object and stop playing with SoundChannel object?
And if I pause(stop) sound with SoundChannel object I need Sound object to resume it. So I have to store somewhere two objects in order to control my sound. Add here one more object for sound volume and looping. Very practical.
Maybe I don’t understand something… 🙂


Yes, I’ve finally started to make a new game.
Well, right now I’m in process of planning…
And this game will be on AS3.

New Design

Doing new design for web site.
For now, it’s available at
I’m going to add a lot of flash things, so will be very interactive. 🙂

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