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Chrome Store Overview

12 Jan 11

Hey guys, as you’d know, I released Scramball on the Google Chrome Store. I mean it’s a new store, it’s potentially a new audience and extra views so why not!

Well it didn’t really take me long to implement everything and get it thrown on the site. The time was spend cropping new pictures and making some shiny graphics and screen shots so it looked presentable!

I loved how you could customise the page with your own images, really made the page your own. Overall, an easy implementation with nice features.

But yeah, it went live on 3rd January 2011. And to date, has raked in a whopping 16 installs. I mean, I’m not complaining as the games been successful already and it’s the end of it’s life! But it just reminds me of the apple iPhone store just a bit! Unless you get a spotlight thrown  on your face, your not going to have the best experiences with this.

So yeah, that’s my experience with the store to date! So far, not good. And I haven’t advertised it apart from on here, I mean it’s only a week so it’s nothing to gauge off, but maybe in a few months I’ll give more in depth stats on it!


Flash Thieves!

25 Sep 10

We all know there are some thieves out there, that want to decompile your flash projects, reverse engineer them and pass them off as their own! Every developer has to worry about their projects being stolen due to the sheer availability of software out there that does all the work on unguarded SWF files.

This is where flash encryption comes in to play! My personal opinion is that there is no perfect fix for the problem, however their are some ideal fixes. Wrapping your SWF in a lovely warm blanket of obfuscation and encryption couldn’t be easier nowadays using some leading software.


I’m going to point your eyes today at SWF Protector, which is currently in it’s 3.0 at the moment! It’s developed by the guys over at DCOMsoft.

Going to keep this short, sweet and to the point! I’ll dive in with why it should be used!


- price

Cost is usually an issue, especially with indie developers! At the end of the day, the majority aren’t making huge amounts of money and don’t really want to spend the big price tags on leading software. Well this won’t break the bank at all.

- pretty simple and reliable

I never bumped into any problems at all, no crashes or anything! Does what it says on the tin!

- cross-platform (Linux, Windows Mac)

Self explanatory really. Great news for developers on multi platforms!

-mass protection (it can protect several SWFs at once

Absolutely life saving when guarding all those old projects that are cluttering your desktop! Saves hours of clicking.

If your like me, releasing a game into the wild is a lot! And it’s nice to have that piece of mind that there is a wall between your source code and a thief!

From top to bottom, it’s safe to say that this software is going to protect your SWF files! Head over to their site DCOMsoft with the code: LKPRTC-TRTW and snag yourself a 20% saving!

Follow the guys at twitter to hear all their little updates and keep your SWF protective head up to date!

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