9. Word Games: Hangman and Word Search


Strings and Text Fields


Word Search

Using letters and words for games has been popular since the mid-20th century with board games, such as Scrabble, and paper games, such as crosswords and word searches.

These games work well as computer games and as web-based games. This chapter looks at two traditional games: hangman and word search. First, however, we need to take a closer look at how ActionScript handles strings and text fields.

Strings and Text Fields

Source Files



Before trying to make word games, it is worthwhile to see how ActionScript ...

Get ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.