Benoit Freslon

Benoît Freslon – game designer – indie developer – freelance – teacher

My name is Benoît Freslon, and I’m a professional game developer since 2006.

I got several profiles:

  • Independent game developer;
  • Game designer and game developer as a freelancer with Unity 3D;
  • Teacher;

I usually develop games with Unity 3D and Adobe Animate CC, but I can easily adapt myself.

You can find on my website all my creations.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for all requests: a mission, advice, expertise, or if you want to purchase licenses of my games, etc.

Read more details.


I already worked for:

  • Disney.com
  • Sony Music
  • Hachette Multimédia
  • ArmorGames.com
  • Orange France Telecom
  • King.com
  • Castor Et Pollux
  • Plus Conseil
  • NoHuman Interactive
  • Kongregate.com
  • Playwala
  • Yahoo.com
  • Smart-kit.com
  • GameShed.com
  • MoFunZone.com
  • Andkon.com
  • Avea
  • GameZHero
  • ISART Digital
  • Zapak
  • Exkee
  • Faeria
  • Chugulu Games
  • PlayTDGames

Kmembert – game developed in 17h – Post mortem – Ludum Dare 28


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PLAY KMEMBERT on LudumDare.com

Game description

Kmembert (Camembert: A delicious french cheese) is a puzzle/infiltration/action game :). The gameplay is quite simple: You are a cheese and you have to kill all nazi mice in one shoot. Get the cannon bullet and trick the mice in order to kill them all in a single shoot. 9 levels are playable. HAVE FUN ^^!

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Post mortem

It was my first Ludum Dare compo. I just be informed of the event 4 days ago. My weekend was busy but I was motivated to create a simple game saturday morning with the theme “You only get one”. I already participed to the “Global Game Jam” twice, but the Ludum Dare is a different challenge.
I cumulate 17 hours of work for this game.

Gameplay

I found the idea in the first minutes: Get the only one bullet, trick the enemies to manage to kill them all in a single shoot.
The controls are simple and the top view allows to create less graphic assets and less code. I’m a big fan of “Metal gear solid” and I recently played “Hotline Miami”. So I unconsciously designed game mechanics with this game in my mind. I always wanted to design a game like Metal Gear Solid :). Therefore mice can run after you if they see you and you can play with the doors.

Level Design

I modified the mouse behaviours 2 hours before the deadline. So I redesigned the levels accoring the modifications.
I tried to design 9 levels with interesting challenge. I think the levels are fun and you also can understand all puzzles quickly. But I had no time to playtest the levels to another players. That’s why the game needs different mice with different behaviours and more balance.

Graphics

I didn’t want to use human characters, zombies, aliens or monsters. So I decided to imagine a coherent situation with uncomon characters according to the game mechanics. A humanoid cheese against nazi mice ? Why not  :). I’m not a 2d artist but I tried to design simple characters and animations quickly. A pen tablet is a good tool :).

Sounds

Unfortunatly I didn’t have the time to play on my guitar some cool riffs for the background music. The sound fx are just simple homemade sounds of my mouth :).

Tools

I’m a Flash game developer since 2004 so I create all assets, animations and code with Flash. I used the World Construction Kit library. It’s the Box2D physic engine with a WYSIWYG layout, very usefull to design levels. I also used simple libs : TweenMax, Flint. I used “Flash Develop” and I created some assets with Photoshop and Audition.

Conclusion

It was a great experience! Sometimes I watched streams of few developers around the world. I also earn some skills in code with box2d and in graphic design. I found my game interesting but it needs improvements :).

CleanLand – Cleanance (2014)

Facebook game for Cleaneance brand.
Flash development, ActionScript 3.0.

Planet Crunch (2014)

Play on LudoKado

Flash game like “Candy Crush Saga”.
ActionScript development.

List of independant game contests, showcases and game jams for indie game developers

Here the non exhaustive list of all independant game contests & Jams: UPDATE: 03/01/2015

Contests:

Showcases:

EDIT: All showcases http://www.promoterapp.com/calendar

Festivals:

Jams:

EDIT (02/12/2014): you can find all jams here: http://compohub.net

Please comment and send feedback to update this list ;).

Kmembert (2013)

Game developed in 48h during the Ludum Dare 28.
Flash game, type: Puzzle/action.
Game design, level design, 2D design,  Flash development, ActionScript 3.0.

ActionScript: hide, remove the context menu items, right click in Flash

If you do a right click above a Flash animation you will open a context menu.

You can remove all context menu items in Flash with this code:

Flash tutorial: creating a simple button with Flash ActionScript 3.0

Today : How to create a simple button in Flash with AS3.

Example

Sources

You can find the .fla and with the ActionScript source code inside.

Download the source code here: Simple_button_benoitfreslon.com.fla

Let’s start

  1. Open Flash > Create a new Flash ActionScript 3.0 document
  2. Insert > New Symbol
  3. Name : Btn
  4. Type > Button
  5. Click OK

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  1. Draw a button in the Up state (when the button is released)
  2. Draw a different button in the Over  state (when the mouse cursor is over the button)
  3. Daw a different button in the Down state (when the button is pressed)
  4. Draw a simple shape in the Hit state (The Hit area of the button)
  5. It’s done. Back to the stage now.

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  1. Then select the MovieClip on the stage
  2. Set an instance name “mc_btn” in the Properties pannel like this

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  1. Create a new Layer with this name: Actions
  2. Select this new layer
  3. Open the Actions Pannel: Windows > Actions or hit F9

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Copy and paste this code:

FlashDevelop: Color scheme and syntax coloring with all ActionScript 3 keywords

For all developers who love Flash Develop like me, you probably NEED to colorize all ActionScript 3.0 keywords.

Here a screenshot of the syntax coloring:

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You can download Flash Develop 4 here.

Download my AS3.xml file and replace the AS3.xml in the Languages folder.

C:\Program Files (x86)\FlashDevelop\Settings\Languages

or

C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\FlashDevelop\Settings\Languages

The xml file is compatible with Flash Develop 4.X.X.