Ok, so I got a few hours in on my flex based "serious game" style prototype this week and thought I'd share. Man flex is cool! Its sort of a gui-designer come .net style data manager come.. scripting thingy. I've got a basic UI in place right now, with a bunch transitions, some nice sliding menu's and drag and drop lists and whatnot. At this rate, I should have a working "game" done within a week (thats not a real-time week, I'm averaging about 3 hours a week of spare time right now). Plus this is all skinnable, has a website based backend and will (eventually) have an autoupdater, an authentication system and all of the fun social networking stuff in. I'd highly recommend prototyping any games which arent particularly speed critical. My particular game is a turn based game about purchasing choices and manipulating variables, so its easy to develop on this platform. You'd not do a shooter that way I'll post a badge installer once the basics of the gameplay are apparent. I could use feedback on the install+update experience.