This is basically the pinnacle of the flash gaming tutorials for beginners. Michael J Williams takes you through 12 easy-to-follow steps to make an Avoider game complete with many features. After you complete this you will feel very confident with the basics of AS3.
Other Great Tutorials:
This tutorial is from the website that gave me the inspiration for AS3 Game Tuts. It is a very thorough tutorial on creating a Breakout style game in AS3. This site has many other helpful tutorials for all sorts of game styles.
So you want to figure out actionscript 3? This is the place to do it. It doesn’t teach you to make any specific games, but if you start from the beginning and read all the way to the end, you will be an actionscript pro.
This is a quick tutorial that shows how to move a ball around using the arrow keys. Useful.
Create a simple higher-or-lower guessing game in Flash AS3
Kongregate AS3 Shootorials:
This 8 part tutorial series from the Kongregate will teach you to create a horizontal space shooter flash game in AS3. You can see what the result looks like by clicking here.
The AS3 tutorials don’t link to one-another, so bookmark this page if you need to and use this list of links to find each section.
If you know of any great beginner tutorials that I left out, please let me know in the comments so I can update the list.
And if you think you’re beyond the very basics, you might want to give my Platformer tutorials a try.