Hi everyone. Thanks for sticking with the site and forum, despite my lack of activity.
I think you deserve a bit of an explanation about my recent disappearance.
I started programming when I was 13, using MIT’s revolutionary software, Scratch. Five years later, thanks to an amazing online community of teachers and tutorials, I’ve worked on many Flash games, I’m a professional iPhone/iPad app developer, and I’m currently sitting in an MIT dorm, getting ready for my freshman year to begin! It’s been quite the ride of teaching and learning to program over these 5 years!
Needless to say, the transition to college is a big one, and my free time has dwindled. I expect my workload to be intense, and therefore I can’t commit to being very present on the site and forum in the near future.
I wish I could say this is the end of my hiatus, but I can assure you that I haven’t abandoned AS3GameTuts.
I’ll try to check in every once in a while, and keep the site up-to-date. If you want to contribute to the site in any way during my absence, feel free to reply here, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a message on the forum. Perhaps you’d like to write a guest-post tutorial, or you’ve assembled a group of links, tips, news, etc that would be helpful to post on the site. Honestly, I’m not making any money off of the site (I’m actually losing a few dollars per year for the domain name). The site is my way to “pay it forward” to a community that has given so much to me. If you’d like to contribute to this effort as well, let me know (don’t worry, I’ll give you credit/rights/etc to any content you contribute).
And hopefully after a little while I’ll settle into a good rhythm and perhaps have the time to start writing full-length tutorials again!