This post was inspired by a recent video (in french) about flash past and future.
In 1998 I've done 2 games for a french web agency (FKGB) for distribution on a web portal (Chello): GunMan series! The distribution rights were 5-years exclusive so it's ok now .
It was my beginnings in professional Flash game development and the technology was Flash 3. The only programming instructions were mc.gotoAndStop(num). Thus, my creative approach was to think about animation, movieclip hierarchies, and "state clips" (a trick I used for representing variables in a multi-children clip). I did the graphic design too.
Here is the most funny:
click the yellow button to launch the ball,
click or roll over on the flippers to activate them
There was also this one (CAUTION: violent!! Not for all ages! ) and this intro (waaay too long ).
I must confess there is some "chman" flavor.