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ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University by Gary Rosenzweig

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8 Casual Games: Match Three

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In their beginning, video games were simple and fun. Little-action puzzle games such as Tetris were the most popular. Then, 3D graphics pushed the edge of gaming into the virtual worlds of first-person shooters and online role-playing games.

However, puzzle games came back into popularity in the early part of this decade as online free and downloadable games. These are usually called casual games.

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There is a lot of confusion over the term casual game. ...

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