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The Architect

Always Learning! 04/28/2011

by Joe

All this Flash talk and my feeble attempt at last update’s side-scrolling abomination has inspired me to look into ActionScript much deeper than how to make a “GO!” button :D

Lucky for us, we have @hush_lorentz, who is an experienced game programmer and good friend, handing our actual games, but I’d like to learn more ActionScript to add some flair and interactivity to the comic!

Anybody know any good ActionScript 3.0 tutorial sites out there for a noob like me? I’ve been looking for a tutorial for turn-based combat using AS3, but I can’t find anything useful. Perhaps I need to work on my Google savvy, too?

Enjoy Scene 15 – “A Night with Greybane”!

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Ooooh…name of a second colony, AND the mystery vamp reappears…methinks i might know who it is, too x3

Lennex on April 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

It’s got to be Rosa.

Smaialy on April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

^^^^^^^^OMG IT’S ROSA!!! At least she’s retained most of her humanity.

Matthew on April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

Is’t Rosa? IS’T ROSA?!?!?

Yoinkinator on April 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

Typo, bro. In one of Greybane’s sentences, after Rusty talk about beer. You put “Take to to” instead of “Take you to”

Also….Vampire is ROSA?!?! No wait, I’m jumping to conclusions. An acquaintance of Greybane, perhaps.

Anon on April 28, 2011 at 11:56 am

@ Smaialy, Matthew, and Yoinkinator
Sorry for the double post, but just so you guys now, Rosa was bitten by a ZOMPIRE not a normal VAMPIRE and that VAMPIRE obviously has no ZOMBIE BLOOD in it. It’s a pure one, not a tainted one. Can’t be Rosa.

Anon on April 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Looks like someone we know. Awesome!

Zarthanon on April 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Hey Joe! Your work is amazing! The Pocalypse is one of best webcomics ever!

About AS3, look at this site http://www.emanueleferonato.com, lots of stuff, good for begginers like me =P

Vinicius on April 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Not Rosa, probably someone from Greybane’s past.

PolarWarrior, Destroyer of Yukon economies on April 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Why, if it isn’t the wonderful city of Tevino Dalvak. That seems familiar for some… Oh yeah! It’s our RP ^.^

Sir Bouncealot on April 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

@Anon – Thanks for the catch! Fixed :D
@Vinicius – Thank you! And, thanks for the link!

Joe on April 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

So does this mean that later the comic might become a bit more interactive? Like being able to control characters to some extent or something like that?

Willy on April 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm

omg..its rosa!!!!!
please tell us 0.0 it is rosa..if not…then who???

scavenger on April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

@Anon true… not to mention zompire skin also seems to be darker and more brittle with red, glowing eyes, and the skin of the vampire is pale (as it should be) and his/her eyes have noticable pupils.

We will find out… all in due time… in approximately 47:21…

GRAH, can’t wait D:

Yoinkinator on April 28, 2011 at 2:40 pm

good website fighunter see if u can talk to owner expert at making games

mutant hunter on April 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

see if u can get him to teach u (sorry for 2 posts)

mutant hunter on April 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Nice Joe, you are integrating the forum RP into the pocalypse itself.

Lukesf on April 28, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Who’s that pocalypsemon?!


Riou on April 28, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I don’t think its Rosa. She was turned into a zompire, not a vampire.

Belexar on April 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Ooh… a cliffhanger!

Also, I think Flash has the ability to take in AS files and use their code – like, for instance, I could make up a Preloader class AS file, you attach it to a certain Clip, and it’ll do the rest.

The Stick on April 29, 2011 at 12:14 am

10 buck on rosa

dragoduval on April 29, 2011 at 4:11 am

or an twin Joe (sorry for double post)

dragoduval on April 29, 2011 at 4:13 am

You know you’ve found a good webcomic when you can’t wait for the next post, as always nice work Joe

SpiritOfAdventure on April 29, 2011 at 4:30 am

Tevino Dalvak is from the Pocalypse RP ^^ Just so everyone knows where the name came from.

Squizzel on April 29, 2011 at 4:34 am

its his son or joe evel twim for the futer eoj

ryan on April 29, 2011 at 6:43 am

OMG IT’S… Wait… We had this conversation just last week I believe.

IT’S NOT ROSA. If it was Rosa, that would probably be boring and expected and all that stuff. We would probably have to go into some CRAZY backstory about how some random vampire managed to steal her from the clutches of the LT (without the Lieutenant ending up the target of the vampire in the first place. Or the Lieutenant noticing the vampire and killing it. [both of which are highly unlikely]) and then the vampire would bite her as opposed to the lieutenant (Which is just silly. Come on now.)

Yes… I think I’ve written out the most sensible way for that vampire to be Rosa… was it a good read? Is it likely to happen in the story? If you look closely, you’ll see these two questions are actually the same question. *brick’d*

Willy on April 29, 2011 at 7:16 am

she can’t be Rosa because she isn’t a ZOM-pyre she’s a VAM-pyre… But I totally knew she was just a shy, little girl! XP Does she have a soul left maybe?

Who knows? Maybe the little boy’s new best friend? He might even tell Rusty she only did that to survive the same way Rusty killed the others to save them to protect the girl…

NeoWarrior on April 29, 2011 at 7:44 am

@Willy – Yup! I hope to add some interactivity to certain scenes in the near future :D
@mutant hunter – Thanks for the site!
@Lukesf & Squizzel – Yeah! Thanks for the ideas, Forum RPers! :D
@The Stick – So I’ve learned :D I’ve been working with a .as file and it feels like completely foreign territory.

Joe on April 30, 2011 at 1:11 am

rosa isnt a boy the vampire looks like a boy but it could be jess or bernie

niko on April 30, 2011 at 5:45 am

wanna play a good game go to http://www.crazymonkeygames.com

niko on April 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

cool it does http

niko on April 30, 2011 at 5:49 am

it has to be Rosa,and i believe the thing in joe and graybane are somehow connected.

jess on May 3, 2011 at 12:26 pm