We've been very lucky in receiving a copy of "The Essential Guide to Flash Games" to review. Whilst preparing the review we've uncovered something quite startling, almost sinister, which we need to share.
Chapter 11, "Creating an Optimized Post-Retro Game" features a game called "Blaster Mines", here's what it looks like,
Notice the liberal use of that strange looking symbol. This is where it gets weird, we checked out a random sample of games, just plucked them out of the air, and found the following.
From top left to bottom right, Adventurous Eric, Gone to the Dogs, Dream Racer 2, Billiard Blitz 3 - Nine Ball, Ionic, Quartet, Space Chaos, Ununicum, Star Fish, K-Million, Rowowor and Traffic Madness:Desktop Edition.
What does this all mean ? We believe that the 8BitRocket boys, authors of the "The Essential Guide to Flash Games", secretly run the entire Flash game scene, that their reach goes everywhere.
Want further proof ?
What kind of sick twisted mind would include us as a reference to "Other Great Web Resources" ? Clear proof they're just toying with us.
Somehow, Jeff & Steve have managed to put together a six hundred plus page definitive guide to Flash game development, a truly essential guide to modern game development in Flash which covers everything from blitting to using Mochi services, and yet at the same time have managed to take over the web.
Just by exposing this I'm in fear. If I should be discovered dead in a cupboard with a belt around my neck and my pants around my ankles, more than likely coated in semen and maybe wearing make up, you know they've got to me. That could be the only explanation.
The only way to stop this spreading further is to buy their book. Buy their book.