In this Instructable, we'll be looking into creating a simple game with Flash Professional 8. This is the first part of many and each time, we'll be making the game more and more complex. I will make sure you understand each part fully. For the first thing, we'll want to make our character and make him move. Nothing to complex, there's only about 15 lines of code. If that seems like it might be difficult, it's really not. Many games I have made have a few hundred, lines of code. So, let's get started.
Step 1: Open Flash 8
The first step is easy, just open up Flash Professional 8, and create a new, empty FLA. (FLA is the extension name of any saved flash file, it stands for Flash Animation) Make sure as soon as you open it, you save the document as game.fla, the extension is automatically added, so don't worry about that.
Step 2: Creating our Character
The first thing you're going to want to do in this game is get the circle tool from the "tools" panel, mine is on the right side of the screen, that's just my preference though. You can also just press "o" on your keyboard. Move your mouse to the stage (the white part of the window, usually in the window), hold "shift", click and drag a decent sized circle, not gigandor, but not tiny either. Next, we want to select it, so just right click on it and you'll get a little box with a bunch of options in it. You want to pick the "Convert to Symbol..." button. (usually if there is a "..." after something, that means another window will pop up) When the new window pops up, hahaha, deja vu... You want to name the circle "ball". Select the "Movie Clip" and select the the middle square of the "Registration" part. Then click "OK".