Twitter-based AS3 competition

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flash_csGrant Skinner has organised a fascinating competition via twitter. The idea is to write an AS3 “program” up to 140 characters long that you then post on twitter, which gets automatically compiled and made available here. You get a “free” 140 character long piece of wrapper code around yours and the aim is to create the the most popular/ cleverest/ prettiest SWF. My favourite example so far is this one by Zach Archer. By moving the mouse around, you can create so really nice spinning patterns.

Most of the examples so far remind me a bit of ZX Spectrum loading screens, but it’s still clever what some people can achieve in just 140 characters.

The winner of the first round will be announced in a couple of days and will win themselves a copy of Flash CS4.