About About You


MeFlyborg.net is a collection of independent games and (old) cartoons by some random guy named Helmi Bastami. (It rhymes with "sell me pastrami")

Flyborg.net started in, like, 2004 shortly after I learned an animation program (called "Flash" at the time) at the end of high school, and I posted some animations on Newgrounds, a site dedicated to Flash projects. Then I realized you could make games in Flash, too, and I did that. And then I decided to make Swarm Queen, just as Flash decided to stop existing. It was great timing. And now..

..I don't tend to post about what I'm working on because nothing's certain until I'm half done with anything.

Also, I live on the surface of a big rock flying through space. The whole deal is a bit weird.

"Social" "Media"

If you @ me on the cursed hellsite Twitter, I'll probably notice it pretty soon.

You can also follow on the ungodly abominations known as Facebook or YouTube, but I don't use those very often.


Note: If you copy-and-paste this address, it will come out backwards. (To confuse robots.
Those things are sneaky.)

F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I put [a game or movie] on my website?
A: Yes - all games and movies from Flyborg.net may be placed on your own website, as long as they are made available free of charge, and not altered. If you could credit Flyborg.net as the source, that would be swell too!

Q: What's the music from [a game or movie]?
A: Music is always listed in the credits within any game or movie, and on YouTube, in the description box under the movie.

Q: What program do you use to make your movies/games?
A: The program "Flash" was used to make all movies and games on this site until 2018. Flash is now renamed "Adobe Animate" and will no longer be able to make games. I'm currently using "Godot" to work on my current project(s). I also use Photoshop, Audition, and Goldwave. To convert Flash movies into videos, I use the free program Swivel from Newgrounds, which seems to be the best converter. If I want to add effects, I'll use After Effects instead. (There are free versions, demos, and other alternatives to all of these programs.)

Q: Do you want some ideas for games/movies?
A: No. The main reason to be an independant dev is so that you can work on some fraction of your own ideas. If I was working at a game company, everyone would have a dozen of their own ideas and we'd have to choose just one to work on. A lot of people have cool ideas; the hard part is actually making them. Even as a lone indie, I still have to discard ten of my own ideas for every one that I use, so I must respectfully decline all outside offers of additional ideas.

Q: Where are you?
A: The small tropical island of Canada, located just below the US.*

*This is only true if you hold your globe upside down, and have special definitions of "small", "tropical", and "island".

Q: Do u want lief insurance frum sum guy on teh internet? How bout biggr-3rectus? im also teh president of Nigeria and want to giv u monee 4 no reazon. u want??
A: Yes, of course. I get asked these things all the time, and I always respond with my credit card number, home address, and my one secret weakness.

Q: What's with the angry bunnies?
A: They were inspired by my own angry bunny, who was both angry and a bunny.

Q: How many drugs are you on?
A: Nope!