Yes, you heard it good, today Director 11 is announced by Adobe Systems at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Director 11 let you create and publish interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and e-learning courses.
Let’s have a quick look at Director 11 :
– Support for 40+ video, audio and image file formats
– Support for authoring and playback on Mac, Windows and Shockwave player
– Complementary to Flash CS3 Professional : you can use Director to combine a variety of content including bitmap images, vector artworks, audio, animation, native 3D rendering, text, hypertext and video.
– Extensible authoring and playback environment with Xtra plug-ins
In director, for game developers it will be easy to move quickly from concept to game-play with advances in Director, Shockwave, Flash, Photoshop and other Adobe products.
Seems like Adobe is targeting on three core markets:
This is a screenshot of a game made in Director by Maid Marian Entertainment:
Summary : Director 11 Features
I am really enthusiast that finally there is a new Director !! I can’t wait to start writing lingo again but I have to say that it would be much cooler if I could just write Actionscript in Director in stead of writing Actionscript in Flash and embed that Flash movie in Director … makes the flow a bit more consequent… 😉