David Bowie Concept Adobe Animate CC Authored Game

With this being the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death it’s an opportunity to reflect, but also to try something new and creative in the spirit of Bowie. With this in mind I turned to Adobe Animate CC. I was a great fan and advocate of Flash back in the day, but of course Steve Jobs signalled the death knoll for Flash a few years ago and subsequently the industry gave it the thumbs down, although it’s still used extensively for animated content etc.

However, not a company to rest on its laurels Adobe rebranded Flash last year as Animate CC. It’s got improved features for animators, plus it’s now even easier to collaborate with other Adobe products, such as Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Importantly you can now take all your Flash created assets and convert them into interactive HTML5 canvas ready content. I also like the fact that in quite an assortment of mobile graphic design apps you can create your content and export it as SVG vectors, which means Animate CC can import it straight in.

When you convert assets from Animate CC to HTML 5 formats your content converts without any additional work, but you will need to recode¬†any Actionscript 3 programming code to Javascript, however, this turns out not to be too arduous, so I’ve created a working Bowie concept game for modern browsers by way of tribute to the rock legend! I may even blog about how I created it.

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