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So, the deal is that I’m learning Flash.

And, the other part of the deal is that although I’m a game designer by trade, I think I might actually have started to become one in truth.

I’ve spent years at this. I’ve worked with small teams, big teams, and ubefuckinglievably huge teams, and have, over the years, don so little actual game design that I was starting to wonder if I wasn’t just fooling myself.

“Maybe I’m actually… a producer,” I’d say to myself in the secret dark of the night.

But now…

I don’t know. I do know that Flash is very very cool.

I once wrote / maintained a compiler written entierly in AWK. This may not make sense to you, which is okay. It suffices to say that AWK is a very simple programming language that is sometimes used for intro programming. Writing a compiler in it is like building a bridge out of Lego. Folks would stare at it and say, “Well, I’ll be goddamned if I can see how that thing stays up.”

The point is. AWK & Flash share a lot of genetics, and this suprised me. I came up to speed on Flash pretty quickly. I’m going to see if I can figure out how to post a link to my first creation… hang on…

…and that was a complete failure. But I now know what I need to know to be able to do that. Next time, I promise.