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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

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About Paul Firth

A games industry veteran of ten years, seven of which spent at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, he has had key technical roles on triple-A titles like the Bafta Award Winning Little Big Planet (PSP), 24: The Game (PS2), special effects work on Heavenly Sword (PS3), some in-show graphics on the BBC’s version of Robot Wars, the TV show, as well as a few more obscure projects.   Now joint CEO of Wildbunny, he is able to give himself hiccups simply by coughing.   1NobNQ88UoYePFi5QbibuRJP3TtLhh65Jp

Flash portals and version control

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This article is about version control when releasing a game onto the various Flash portals. Portals A portal is a web-site which concentrates on hosting a large quantity of Flash games. The prolific nature of the Flash portals is one of the major reasons to chose Flash as [...]

By | 2012-11-21T09:33:10+00:00 June 13th, 2012|AS3, Business, Portals, Promotion, Server side|1 Comment

Composing in-game music – retro style

Hello, and welcome back to my blog! Its time for another guest post - I commissioned this one after a very long search to find an artist talented enough and with the right skill-set for composing in game music in a highly compressed form: Chip tunes. These are steeped in home-computer history and have their [...]

By | 2012-05-15T14:01:23+00:00 May 15th, 2012|Chip tunes, Music, Platform game, Technical|10 Comments

Implementing a wrap-around world

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I'm going to be talking about something related to the game I'm currently working on, which is a little asteroids style MMO: a wrap-around world. This was necessary because the asteroids world I'd made was infinite in every direction, which meant finding other players could quickly [...]

By | 2012-04-13T18:22:17+00:00 April 13th, 2012|AS3, Geometry, Graphics, Technical|5 Comments

The physics of rolling

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time I'm going to talk about the physics behind simulating a rolling circle, Super Monkey Ball style but in 2d. The key The key to making this work is understanding how we can take a length (like a movement vector) and turn it into an angle (amount [...]

By | 2012-11-21T09:32:14+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|AS3, Circles, Collision Detection, Geometry, Physics, Technical|12 Comments

Fun with convex polygons

Hello and welcome back to my blog! I wanted to talk about a couple of elegant ways of working with polygons that I've used over the years. Simple convex polygon area I've seen a lot of people go through and calculate the area of a polygon by breaking it up into separate triangles, carefully calculating [...]

By | 2012-03-29T17:36:00+00:00 March 29th, 2012|AS3, Geometry, Graphics, Polygons, Technical|12 Comments

Accepting PayPal in games

Hello and welcome back to my blog! In this article I'm going to talk about the process of accepting payment via PayPal in your own games. Although I focus on Flash, the techniques and web-calls can be performed in pretty much any language, as long as there is internet access and the platform is capable [...]

By | 2012-03-20T19:02:24+00:00 March 20th, 2012|AS3, Business, Micro-transactions, paypal, Server side|5 Comments

Designing a retro pixel-art tile-set

Hello and welcome back to my blog! This time something a little different - I commissioned a guest post about designing a tile-set from a studio who specialise in pixel-art. After searching long and hard to find exactly the right style I was after I settled on a company from Poland called Blackmoon design. Check [...]

By | 2017-04-27T13:39:05+00:00 March 1st, 2012|AS3, Graphics, Platform game, Stencyl, Technical|25 Comments