I'm tasked to research and build an isometric world/map that represent a contact center floor/sales store for the customer service rep to interact for learning purpose. So this is basically an attempt to make learning fun instead of boring powerpoint or page turner kind of online training.
With that said, I played around with Tonypa's Tile Based Game a bit a couple years ago and didn't finish it. Now with AS3 and impressive performance of Flash 9, the whole learning game thing become more realistic and attractive. My question is, should I build my own engine? I saw a lot of Iso game online but not sure they all are using pre-built engine or they actually have their own.
I think there are a lot of benefit for building my own (I will learn a lot, and I will be able to maintain it, and debug it). I looked around, Marz's resource is not complete, and FFilmation is too highend for my need, TheoWorld's engine doesn't look that attractive (the performance look choppy).
I actually get the concept when I was reading Tonypa's work. Should I attempt to use his material and write in AS3, or there is another engine or more complete tutorial out there I could utilize.
I have a degree in computer science and very comfortable with AS 2, and have been using Flash for 5+ years, so I feel quite comfortable to make this attempt. Am I living in denial?
Any pointer will be appreciated, thanks!