Flash Mystery Game Overview
So far we have learned how to create Flash graphics, movieclip animations, and write some basic Actionscript for simple button and timeline interactivity; now we will put all of these things together, to create a mystery, find the hidden clues game.
Week 4 Assignment: Create a "Mystery Hunt & Click Game"
Due date: End of Week 6 – 10 points
Create a game where you travel through the game from a first person point of view, solving puzzles, finding clues and items, and choosing paths in order to reach the end and solve the mystery.
Your game should contain the following elements:
- an introduction screen and a Start Game button,
- at least five different places in the game where the player has to click a button to choose a path,
- at least two animated transitions (use classic tweens),
- buttons that are either invisible, or are made out of graphics,
- at least two puzzles to solve like a key to find, or a numerical combination that will open a lock, or a treasure map, etc..
- a winning screen, and a losing screen,
- and a Start Over button
Game Extra Credit
Here are some extra ideas that you can add to your game for extra credit:
- Adding background theme music (not loud and annoying)
- Adding sound effects
Here are some websites where you can get free sound FX and sound loops:
For ideas take a look at these online mystery hunt and click games:
- Student examples:
- Matt’s Little Red Game
- Ryan’s Castle Escape
- Colins Mystery Game
Game Assignment Tutorials and Resources
To help you make your game, I created video tutorials. Watch the videos and create the project. Save your flash authoring file (ie. “.fla”) zip it, email it to me as an attachment, and post it to the dancourses.com forum.
Click here to go to "Mystery Hunt & Click Game – Actionscript 2.0 – For more information and video tutorials
Click here to go to "Mystery Hunt & Click Game, Part 2 – Actionscript 2.0 – For additional game features, and video tutorials.