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ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, Second Edition by Gary Rosenzweig

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As a youngster, Gary Rosenzweig was allowed to play video games whenever he wanted, as long as his homework was done first. His parents got him an Atari 2600 and an assortment of games. He loved to play Adventure, Asteroids, Pitfall, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and even that dreadful E.T. game.

At age 13, in 1983, his grandmother gave him a new TRS-80 Model III. The first thing he did with it was learn to program, and then to make games. He made some text adventure games, and then some RPG games, and then some arcade games. He was allowed to stay up all night making games, as long as his homework was done first.

In high school, Gary got to play with the Apple II computers pretty much whenever he wanted, as long as his schoolwork ...

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