Tutorial to make a flash social game? Any ideas, hints, etc


Is there any tutorial on how to make social games like happy aquarium or farmville. I dont want to make anything so complicated but just a general idea of how all this works.

Any help!


Have a look at http://www.insideria.com/2009/04/creating-a-hello-friends-app.html or http://www.emanueleferonato.com/2008/05/30/integrate-your-flash-game-on-facebook/


Actually what I wanted to know is how do they get the timers going. I mean they have some counters like health will update in 5 mins. So I wanted to know how do they store the timers.

I know its somewhat advanced but just wanted an idea how to go about it.

Hi. I got this link- http://www.emanueleferonato.com/2010/02/23/11-flash-isometric-engines-you-can-use-in-your-games/

It has isometric engines. One such was used to create a facebook game http://apps.facebook.com/downtowngame/

The timers are activated on the server and passed to client side code, then reauthenticated after user interaction with any time sensitive action (else people would hack the games easily)

Is there any tutorial for doing this?