AS3 Game Gears was created and is maintained by me, Fernando Bevilacqua, formerlyÂ co-founder and developer at DecadiumÂ and currently professor at UFFS (Federal University of Fronteira Sul), Brazil. I play as an indie game developer during my free time and I decided to create this site when I was looking for game engines to post on my blog.
There was no site showing all game engines. I got tired of searching through all those sites and decided to compile all that sparce information into one single place (AS3 Game Gears was born!).
My “mission” is to list all powerful AS3 tool available, so Flash developers like me can spend more time coding and creating amazing games than searching and reinventing the wheel.
Hi there, great idea man, the community really needed that. I at least I do I can recommend some links too http://www.as3gamegears.com/ and http://lab.polygonal.de. Good luck!
@Stanislav Thanks! I will check the site you suggested to get more tools. I am glad As3GameGears is useful!
Cool site you got here, you need to get some link to us buttons.
Thanks! I liked your site too, specially your office 😀 Have you ever wondered about porting Site Locker to AS3? I think it could be a great tool for Flash developers.
New to games dev, this will save me months of research, cheers!
I am glad to read that, Peter! Wish you all the best during games dev.
This is a wonderful site.
Could you enable subscriptions? That is, I’d love to be notified when new information is posted.
Thank you, Don! I have enabled the subscription, so feel free to join us right away. Please remind you can also subscribe to our RSS feed (http://www.as3gamegears.com/feed/).
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This is a great resource; thank you for taking the time to put it together!
Thank you for supporting! I am glad you like it.
hi,there is a new 2d engines
Thank you, lizhi! I will add your engine to the list.
Hello, please have a look at Atom Engine
The AtomEngineâ„¢ is a free open-source 2D graphics rendering framework built upon the Stage3D API, it has been designed primarily for hardware accelerated 60 Hz games.
Hi there! Thanks for the recomendation. Atom Engine will be offially released Saturday, 10th March (GMT), so I was waiting to add it to the site
any one give me a multy player game code
can you move the are2d to the category/engines/2d-engines/
tag?i have fixd some bug and add some function.
it is a powerful 2d engines too.thanks
Sure! I just need a small description or list of features. Could you please give me that?
Hi Fernando, I made a sprite sheet animation tool. Would be grateful if you could list it. Cheers!
Sprite Buddy is a free online tool for animating sprite sheets in a variety of output formats.
Hi, Pat! Thanks for the heads up. I will add Sprite Buddy to the site soon 😉
A lightweight alternative to Flex. Somewhere between Keith Peter’s excellent MinimalComps and Flex.
Flux is designed to be much easier to style and extend than Flex, but you lose some of its deeper features.
If you’ve used Flex, you should be right at home.
Thank you, Wilson! It’s the first time I heard of Flux, but it seems to be a great tool. I will add it to the site soon.
hello,there is a new 3d fw.
if you have time,pls add to list.thanks.
That’s really cool! I will update the description soon. Thanks!
If you are interested to add to your collection:
Here is a FREE Adobe Air extension for GCM messaging. It is fully working (implemented in Google Play marketed app) and there is an example provided in the package.
It also fetches the payload not only on “resume” but also when the app starts (after being closed by user or Android OS) You can download it here: http://wp.me/p2Inzv-9
Sure I am! Your extension seems to be in really good shape, thanks! I will add it to the site next week. By the way, your games looks fun to play, I will download it
Great site! I use your site a ton. I noticed you didn’t have a category for localization or strings
Here are some examples to get it started.
Thanks, romper! Nice to know it helps you a lot
About your suggestion, that’s damn true! I use localization so often and never thought about adding that to the site.
Do you have any tools/suggestion on that topic?
BabelFx was the only project I found that specialized in localization. I decided to go with the ResourceBundle built into Flash Builder. But that brings up another possible category. Eclispe plugins like ResourceBundle Editor. That helped my decision works nicely.
There is also FlexFormatter. Great tool for my bad typing.
Thanks for the tips. I will add BabelFx to the list soon.
About the other plugins, they are more Java-related, a little bit out of my scope However they are useful for gamedevs. I will try to find a nice category for them as well.
I wonder what extent native IOS to load local html and tanbem to upload video with the active player.
I appreciate all the help possible.
A native media plicker/player extension for AIR- iOS and Android.
That’s amazing! I was planning to make an app that uses a media picker. Thanks! I will add it to the site soon.
Hi there, you should add this obfuscator to your listings: https://github.com/Sandremss/Actionscript-Source-Obfuscator . I’ve been using it for a few days – it’s much better than commercial products as it lets you obfuscate your source code *before* compiling. Very useful.
Hopefully I can help all developers on this website with a suggestion. This tool helps a lot in the localization process of any game, website or application: https://poeditor.com/. It has nice functions for translating strings.
Hi, I don’t see a way to submit new ANEs, so I thought I’d just let you know of 2 ANEs I developed. One is a simple mail composer launcher for Android that allows you to send long emails. The other exposes GPS information and allows you to set proximity alerts based on your distance from a particular lat, long. Thanks for your site!
Hi Nils! Right now there is no way to send ANEs or tools other than commenting or sending me an email. Sorry for that. About your ANEs, they look great, thank you!
I’ll add them to the site as soon as I’m back from my vacation.
Can’t find any page, or dedicated form to post information about library.
Moved my small library to the GitHub, maybe someone will be interested in it: https://github.com/NicolasSiver/as3-nslibrary
Also my very old set of UI components: http://siver.im/profgui
Hi! There is no form to post infos about a lib, I’m afraid, but a comment here is ok. I will update your libs as soon as I’m back from my vacation. Thanks for letting me know!
iBeacon ANE for android made it for our internel use ..
Thanks for sharing that, Wong! An Android iBeacon ANE is really awesome.
I would like to draw your attention to the tool called GAF Converter and it converts Flash animations into Generic Animation Format. This format can further be used for gamedev with cocos2d-x, Starling and Unity. Hope this info will be useful and will help someone.
Thanks for the indication. The tool seems really useful, not only for Flash gamedevs. I will add it to the site soon.