AS3 Flash game creation tutorial – part 2: coins

In the previous step I showed you how to create a simple “move-the-ball” game using AS3 classes.

Now it’s time to introduce some more elements… some coins to pick up.

Obviously the coin must have its own class, called coin.as, saved in the same path as the other ones.

This is the fully commented coin.as file

package {
	import flash.display.Sprite;
	import flash.events.Event;
	public class coin extends Sprite {
		// variables used in this class
		private var dist_x:int;
		private var dist_y:int;
		private var distance:int;
		// main function
		public function coin() {
			// calling place_coin function.
			// this function randomly places the coin in the field
			place_coin();
			// checking for collisions at every frame
			addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, check_collisions);
		}
		private function check_collisions(e:Event) {
			// determining the distance between the hero and the coin
			// notice how do I refer the hero
			dist_x = x - as3circle(root).circle_hero.x;
			dist_y = y - as3circle(root).circle_hero.y;
			distance = dist_x*dist_x+dist_y*dist_y;
			// 1809 = (hero radius + coin radius)^2
			// this way I don't have to perform a square root to distance
			if (distance < 1089) {
				// if the hero picks up a coin, then move it elsewhere
				place_coin();
			}
		}
		private function place_coin() {
			x = Math.floor(Math.random()*400)+50;
			y = Math.floor(Math.random()*300)+50;
		}
	}
}

Also notice in the main file as3circle.as how coins are created at lines 9-12

package {
	import flash.display.Sprite;
	import flash.events.Event;
	public class as3circle extends Sprite {
		public var keyboard_input:keys;
		public var circle_hero = new circle;
		public var number_of_coins = 4;
		public function as3circle() {
			for (var i=1; i<=number_of_coins; i++) {
				var ingame_coin = new coin;
				addChild(ingame_coin);
			}
			addChild(circle_hero);
			circle_hero.init();
			var keyboard_sprite = new Sprite();
			addChild(keyboard_sprite);
			keyboard_input = new keys(keyboard_sprite);
			stage.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME,on_enter_frame);
		}
		public function on_enter_frame(event:Event) {
			if (keyboard_input.is_left()) {
				circle_hero.apply_force(-1,0);
			}
			if (keyboard_input.is_right()) {
				circle_hero.apply_force(1,0);
			}
			if (keyboard_input.is_up()) {
				circle_hero.apply_force(0,-1);
			}
			if (keyboard_input.is_down()) {
				circle_hero.apply_force(0,1);
			}
		}
	}
}

The remaining class files circle.as and keys.as remain unchanged.

This is the result:

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214 GAME PROTOTYPES EXPLAINED WITH SOURCE CODE
// 1+2=3
// 100 rounds
// 10000000
// 2 Cars
// 2048
// A Blocky Christmas
// A Jumping Block
// A Life of Logic
// Angry Birds
// Angry Birds Space
// Artillery
// Astro-PANIC!
// Avoider
// Back to Square One
// Ball Game
// Ball vs Ball
// Ball: Revamped
// Balloon Invasion
// BallPusher
// Ballz
// Bar Balance
// Bejeweled
// Biggification
// Block it
// Blockage
// Bloons
// Boids
// Bombuzal
// Boom Dots
// Bouncing Ball
// Bouncing Ball 2
// Bouncy Light
// BoxHead
// Breakout
// Bricks
// Bubble Chaos
// Bubbles 2
// Card Game
// Castle Ramble
// Chronotron
// Circle Chain
// Circle Path
// Circle Race
// Circular endless runner
// Cirplosion
// CLOCKS - The Game
// Color Hit
// Color Jump
// ColorFill
// Columns
// Concentration
// Crossy Road
// Crush the Castle
// Cube Jump
// CubesOut
// Dash N Blast
// Dashy Panda
// Deflection
// Diamond Digger Saga
// Don't touch the spikes
// Dots
// Down The Mountain
// Drag and Match
// Draw Game
// Drop Wizard
// DROP'd
// Dudeski
// Dungeon Raid
// Educational Game
// Elasticity
// Endless Runner
// Erase Box
// Eskiv
// Farm Heroes Saga
// Filler
// Flappy Bird
// Fling
// Flipping Legend
// Floaty Light
// Fuse Ballz
// GearTaker
// Gem Sweeper
// Globe
// Goat Rider
// Gold Miner
// Grindstone
// GuessNext
// Helicopter
// Hero Emblems
// Hero Slide
// Hexagonal Tiles
// HookPod
// Hop Hop Hop Underwater
// Horizontal Endless Runner
// Hundreds
// Hungry Hero
// Hurry it's Christmas
// InkTd
// Iromeku
// Jet Set Willy
// Jigsaw Game
// Knife Hit
// Knightfall
// Legends of Runeterra
// Lep's World
// Line Rider
// Lumines
// Magick
// MagOrMin
// Mass Attack
// Math Game
// Maze
// Meeblings
// Memdot
// Metro Siberia Underground
// Mike Dangers
// Mikey Hooks
// Nano War
// Nodes
// o:anquan
// One Button Game
// One Tap RPG
// Ononmin
// Pacco
// Perfect Square!
// Perfectionism
// Phyballs
// Pixel Purge
// PixelField
// Planet Revenge
// Plants Vs Zombies
// Platform
// Platform game
// Plus+Plus
// Pocket Snap
// Poker
// Pool
// Pop the Lock
// Pop to Save
// Poux
// Pudi
// Pumpkin Story
// Puppet Bird
// Pyramids of Ra
// qomp
// Quick Switch
// Racing
// Radical
// Rebuild Chile
// Renju
// Rise Above
// Risky Road
// Roguelike
// Roly Poly
// Run Around
// Rush Hour
// SameGame
// SamePhysics
// Save the Totem
// Security
// Serious Scramblers
// Shrink it
// Sling
// Slingy
// Snowflakes
// Sokoban
// Space Checkers
// Space is Key
// Spellfall
// Spinny Gun
// Splitter
// Spring Ninja
// Sproing
// Stabilize!
// Stack
// Stick Hero
// String Avoider
// Stringy
// Sudoku
// Super Mario Bros
// Surfingers
// Survival Horror
// Talesworth Adventure
// Tetris
// The Impossible Line
// The Moops - Combos of Joy
// The Next Arrow
// Threes
// Tic Tac Toe
// Timberman
// Tiny Wings
// Tipsy Tower
// Toony
// Totem Destroyer
// Tower Defense
// Trick Shot
// Tunnelball
// Turn
// Turnellio
// TwinSpin
// vvvvvv
// Warp Shift
// Way of an Idea
// Whack a Creep
// Wheel of Fortune
// Where's my Water
// Wish Upon a Star
// Word Game
// Wordle
// Worms
// Yanga
// Yeah Bunny
// Zhed
// zNumbers