This book provides you with a one-stop-shop that contains every bit of information a Starling developer needs. Whether you are a raw recruit or you have been around since the very first beta — the Starling Handbook has you covered! The author: Daniel Sperl, the creator of Starling.
Flox is the no-fuzz game backend brought to you from the same team that created Starling! Forget about setting up servers, managing databases and writing code in two different places. It comes with an ActionScript SDK and was built ground-up with Starling in mind.
Starling can be used for more than games. Together with Feathers, Starling becomes a full-fledged solution for business applications! It provides light-weight, skinnable and extensible user interface components that will provide your users with a smooth and responsive experience. Perfect for game menus, too!
Finally, a visual, WYSIWYG way to create your in-game user interfaces! Starling Builder was built especially for (and with!) Starling and Feathers; it allows simple export of layouts, to be instantianted as standard display objects right in Starling. Free & Open Source!
The Citrus Engine is a professional-grade, scalable ActionScript 3 game engine built for industry-quality games using modern programming practices. It offers a nice way to separate logic/physics from art including rendering choice, physics engine and many other options.
With the GAF Converter you can create complex animations in Flash Pro and convert them into an open format ready for immediate use with Starling. Sign up with this link to get 500 conversions for free!
The DragonBones plugin adds skeletal animation capabilities directly to Flash Pro, through a design panel that allows you to set up your characters with maximum flexibility. Those animations can then be played back in Starling extremely easily.
Spine is an animation tool that focuses specifically on 2D animation for games. It aims to have an efficient, streamlined workflow, both for creating animations and for making use of those animations in games. The Starling runtime for Spine allows you to play back those animations with great performance.
Flump converts Flash keyframe animations into texture atlases and XML or JSON that can be easily integrated into any scene graph-based 2D game engine. Starling and Sparrow are supported out of the box!
Texture & Font Generation
With TexturePacker, making spritesheets is easy and fast. TexturePacker supports many input data formats and exports to a lot of gaming frameworks. It has both GUI and commandline interface and lots of features to help you optimize your sprites to reduce memory usage and improve performance.
The ultimate bitmap font tool for OS X and Windows. Create beautiful designs using highly configurable effects, definable backgrounds, zooming & full-screen. Starling and Sparrow will load its font files natively!
ShoeBox is a free Adobe AIR based app for Windows and OS X with game and ui related tools. Shoebox is extremely versatile: use it to create or extract texture atlases or for creating bitmap fonts. Each tool uses a drag & drop- or clipbord interaction for a quick workflow.
Add dynamic lighting effects to your 2D games! Sprite Illuminator allows you to easily create and edit normal maps with powerful tools; Starling can use this information to illuminate your objects in a photo-realistic way. The 'Dynamic Lighting' extension does the trick!
PhysicsEditor is a GUI tool to create collision shapes within seconds! Without specifying any additional options PhysicsEditor already creates very good results, but you also have enough options available to adjust things to your needs.
The Number one particle effects editor designed specifically for Mac. Choose from a massive user submitted library or design your own unique effects. Use Starlings Particle plugin to integrate those particle systems into your game in no time.
Monetize your apps for kids with KIDOZ COPPA compliant network. The kid-friendly content recommendation units maximize revenue while driving engagement.
Distriqt - Adobe Native Extensions
An all inclusive license giving you access to all the current and future ANEs developed by distriqt. With many years of ANE development, our extensions are highly stable and polished, with detailed documentation.
This package is designed to give you a discounted way to get access to the most common extensions used for game development, including services such as game services, notifications, sharing and in-app billing.
Powerful notifications! Multiple services! One API! Receive and process push notifications using Apple Push Notification Service (APNS), Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), Azure Notification Hubs and OneSignal.
Powerful local notifications! One API! Enable the use of Local Notifications on your device giving you the ability to easily engage your users on their device without having to setup remote notification servers.
The Game Services extension allows developers to use a single cross-platform API to interface with many different gaming platforms, including Google Play Games and Game Center.
This extension allows you to monetise your application by displaying AdMob advertisements, including banners and interstitials.
This ANE is your device and application toolkit. Access orientation, display modes, unique id, preference saving, status bar, keychain, settings bundle and much more. Essential utilities for any mobile application.
Understand how your application is being used! This extension enables the use of Google Analytics in your application to measure user activity.
This extension allows you to ask the user for feedback on your application by displaying a native dialog and asking them to rate your application in the appropriate store or via the review controller on iOS 10.3+.
Monetise your app with simple in-app purchases! This extension provides ability to access the Google Play Store, iOS AppStore + more. Identical code base can be used across all supported platforms.
Access Google's Firebase service from your AIR application, including Analytics, Authentication, Storage, Database, Remote Config, Dynamic Links, Invites + we are constantly adding to this ever improving platform.
Direct integration with the native Facebook SDKs for iOS and Android, to provide login and sharing functionality. Includes access to deep linking, share dialogs, requests, account kit, graph api, and open graph stories.
Enable the share to menu to send files to other applications. One simple line to display the built-in native share dialogs allowing your user to share files and content with other applications.
Create advanced Camera applications with low level access to the camera, including image capture abilities. Allows camera control on iOS and Android including: flash, exposure, white balance, focus, and others.
The Dialog extension allows developers to display and interact with native alerts, dialogs and messages on both Android and iOS. Includes dialogs such as alerts, pickers, progress, activity and date / time pickers.
Media Player extension allows developers to display a native video player or utilise native audio playback in AIR. It also allows interaction with system media controls and notifications.
Fast and advanced WebView! Designed to be a replacement version of the StageWebView, but much more useful with a WebKit implementation allowing seamless rendering of modern html content in your AIR application.
Provides accurate and highly responsive device orientation information in 3D space using native fusion algorithms giving you the building blocks to create VR and AR experiences in AIR.
Bluetooth LE with Adobe AIR! Enables the use of Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) or Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate with peripherals and devices from your mobile device.
Provide advanced beacon interactions! This allows you to scan for, range to and read the details of iBeacons on both Android and iOS to create interactions with the physical environment.
MyFlashLabs - Adobe Native Extensions
Join the MyFlashLabs Club and gain instant access to ALL our current and future ANEs & AS3 Libraries!
Earn more from your AIR apps the smart way.
Control the app badge right inside your AIR app for iOS.
Bring Augmented Reality into your Adobe AIR projects. Provides you with a full variety of AR solutions for different types of projects in any scale.
Use the native camera to scan for almost all types of barcodes in your Adobe AIR app.
Access all of the official Facebook SDK for Android & iOS!
Pick Image / Video files on device right from your AIR app on Android & iOS devices. In addition you can pick ANY file on the Android side.
Firebase is a project by Google which helps you develop high-quality apps, grow your user base, and earn more money. Now it's available in Adobe AIR!
100% Identical AS3 API with a super easy interface so you can focus on your game logic and easily have access to all the cool features of the Google Game Services on both Android & iOS! Leaderboards, Achievements, Saved games, Multiplayers, Game quests & events, etc...
Bring Push Notifications supported on Android & iOS with an identical AS3 API.
Smart GPS solution for Adobe AIR which automatically picks the best available provider for fast location finding. Satellite, Cellular tower, Network.
100% Identical AS3 API In-App-Payments Native Extension for both Android & iOS with unique features!
Send local notifications to your users without having to setup a remote notification server.
The first AIR native extension that lets you access details of the other installed apps on device.
Open PDF files easily right from your AIR app supported on both Android & iOS!
Check and request different permissions such as Microphone, Photos, Contacts, Calendar, and more...
Smart Rate Me ANE knows when is the best time to ask users to rate your app!
It's a perfect replacement to the classic StageWebView which has covered all its shortcomings and added many more native features plus full communication between AS3 and JS!
Make your AIR app appear in iOS local search results which is known as Spotlight.
Full control over the iOS status bar in your AIR apps!
Put video content on your AS3 layout with native performance and full control!
Provides you with solutions to identify your AIR app users based on their devices.
Play video files using the native player in your AIR apps and Starling projects supported on Android & iOS.
Experience viewing 360 degree photos in Google cardboard devices for your AIR app!
Control volume in your AIR apps and games like a pro! Change volume stream and listen to hardware keys on Android & iOS!
Zip / Extract the largest zip archives super fast by using native process in threads supporting both Android & iOS without making any lag on your AIR app.