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Java Gaming Challenge

Post icon  Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

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Many in the gaming industry say that Java cannot be used for gaming because it is not close enough to the hardware, it is slow, and a number of other things. Well, it is farther away from the hardware than say, C++, but its Graphics libraries ARE capable enough to build games with. In addition, the OOP constructs that Java forces you to use exhibit good programming style, which is extremely beneficial in large programs like games.

So the challenge goes like this:

You have until August 8th, 2011, 8:00 Eastern to write any game using any library of your choice, as long as it is a Java-based game. You must submit your project (preferably in a compiled form), which includes the code and any resources needed to make it. This is because you will not just be judged on how well the game works, but also on how well the code is structured.

If we can get enough people involved (greater than 5), I'll see about getting the winner a neat physical prize in addition to a badge indicating that you won. So get your friends involved!

Good Luck, and hope to see your contributions!

Edit: If you need help, check out the http://www.dreaminco...esource-thread/ or post for help in the Java forum.

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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:51 PM

Awesome!

I made a simple game with the Java Monkey Engine a few years back as a class project. If I can figure out how to upload it here (max single file size is 2 MB :( ) I will.

(It would be for an example, not the contest).


Definitely going to make something for this competition!
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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

In order to submit the app, you might have to use something like Google Code, SourceForge, GitHub, or anything of your choice...as long as we can download the code and test the app.
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 02:02 PM

i think ill participate in this once. i haven't really done much with Java so this looks like a good excuse.
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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:19 PM

View PostDogstopper, on 14 May 2011 - 09:23 PM, said:

Many in the gaming industry say that Java cannot be used for gaming because


That put an End to that idea.

Great Topic Dogstopper.
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:27 PM

Great idea Dogstopper. Perhaps this will finally get me to commit to trying Java for game programming.
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 01:56 PM

Hmmm, sounds like I might try this. Even though I'm not that advanced in Java yet, I'll give it a shot :). Worth a try anyways.
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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:29 AM

Finally, this project will motivate me to finish my current game :) Will only start working on it by the 10th of June though, have exams at the moment :/
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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 19 May 2011 - 04:18 AM

Great Topic Dogstopper

Does university project count? we'r currently working on a tower defense game with Java 2d library.

Cheers
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 01:19 PM

Sure! If you want to submit that, then feel free!
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

Awesome, we should be done by 5 June.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 05:30 PM

Glad to hear you will compete. :)
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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:15 AM

challenge accepted! :gun_bandana:
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:18 AM

Oh I'm so down. I'm not going to be able to make anything that can compete with all you pros, but that won't be for lack of trying. :)

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Re: Java Gaming Challenge

Posted 23 May 2011 - 02:14 PM

Glad to have you on board!
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