Ener Hax asked me to revive a Flash game I made for Halloween 2006!
It’s a rip off inspired by Space Invaders and so old that it is in ActionScript 1 and Flash Player 6! This is back when you used “sprites” in Flash and each object had its own coding.
Today, that game in Flash would be coded all in the first frame on the root timeline with ActionScript 3.
It’s silly and as simple as the original, especially when compared to today’s games, but Space Invaders was a huge hit back in 1978!
In 2008, Guinness World Records listed it as the top-rated arcade game in technical, creative, and cultural impact.
Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and see how far we’ve come – today we have free tools like OpenSim and Sim-on-a-Stick – it’s easy to take it all for granted!
Game On – 1978 Style! :)