FlashPunk Game Engine Ported To Android – More Old-School Platformers Headed Our Way?


Ask any of my friends (who am I kidding, I don’t have any) and they would have told you that I have a long had a love affair with old-school side-scrollers. Call it nostalgia, but jumping, shooting, dodging, dying (lots and lots of dying) — it’s all my cup of tea. Needless to say, I was pretty jazzed when cruising through Reddit to find a whole lot more platformers and side-scrollers could be soon headed our way thanks to the FlashPunk — game Flash-based game engine that was just ported over to Android.

FlashPunk is free, open-sourced software that developers can use to make good old fashioned, fun lovin’ 2D Flash games. The Android port, still in its infancy, has a few more optimizations that still need to be implemented to get everything running “more awesome,” but even in this early stage, it’s more than functional. To prove his work, the developer even put together a very quick/rough platforming game (link below) to show off how easy it will be to port and create new games for Android. You can find all the resources below.

I’ve included a throwback video (below) to give you guys an idea of the kind of content I’m talking about here. No, the games wont look like Call of Duty. Yes, they will still blow your mind. I’m pretty darn hyped, Phandroids. More about FlashPunk here.

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. awwww I’ll be your friend Chris. <3 We even have the same first name!

    1. You……. mean it?

      1. Of course, bro. Want to play some xbox? ;D

        1. Is that what the kids call it nowadays? O_o

          1. *blush blush*

        2. This comment thread disturbs me. You people and your being nice and/or perverted.

          1. There’s always room for one more…

          2. @Gamercore:disqus too late i’m in!!!

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  2. I’m a huge old school gamer so this caters to me in every way possible. I just bought Another World which was an old favorite of mines. Try Canabalt HD if you haven’t yet. Fast paced side scrolling action for ya.

  3. Flashpunk is awesome. I learned it and wrote a game for the last ludumdare with it in 48 hours. I’d never done anything with flash before so I look forward to playing around with the android port.

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