Despite Flash being a “dead” technology – there sure is a lot of activity going on in the community. This post highlights some of the more prominent, recent releases to a number of these libraries, frameworks, and tools.
Starling is a pure ActionScript 3 library that mimics the conventional Flash display list architecture. In contrast to conventional display objects, however, all content is rendered directly by the GPU — providing a rendering performance unlike anything before.
Light-weight, skinnable, and extensible UI controls for both mobile and desktop games and applications. Feathers puts it all together in one package — along with blazing fast GPU powered graphics to create a smooth and responsive experience.
The Citrus Engine is a professional-grade, scalable ActionScript 3 game engine built for industry-quality games. It is built upon modern programming practices, allowing you to focus on making your game awesome!
The Apache Flex 4.10.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly becoming one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write applications that are testable and can be compiled to run on multiple technology platforms from a single set of code.