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Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:24 AM

Hello guys,

So I've got over two months vacation, and I want to do something useful this period programming, escpecially java.
I've always been interested in gaming general, and thought, "Hey, why not try to learn to make your own games with java?". This would be very fun, and maybe useful when I'm going to start with Android programming.

So, I thought about learning about 2D first before I jump to 3D because I've heard that 3D is really hard. But I'm not quite sure how to begin.

I've no experiences with graphics, and I was wondering, where should I start? What do I have to learn before I can make 2D games? Let's say that I want a game like Snake.. Or simple shooting game in 2D.

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#2 Ryano121  Icon User is offline

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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

Just a background question - do you know Java, and how well do you know Java?
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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

There's a host of books you can find on amazon with the terms "java game programming"..

We have a few tutorials..

http://www.dreaminco...t-1-tic-tac-toe
http://www.dreaminco...-to-repaint-bis

Outside of that read about game engine theory... basic java programming.. etc.
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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:49 AM

you may find this tutorial series useful

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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

You can watch THIS series.
But first you should watch THIS.
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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:50 PM

The Java Game Programming Thread is a good starting point.
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Re: Java 2D programming

Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:09 AM

Thanks for tips! I'll check them out :) Also, I found this tutorial in Youtube about side-scrolling games, which looks interesting!

View PostRyano121, on 21 May 2012 - 08:27 AM, said:

Just a background question - do you know Java, and how well do you know Java?


I know Java. How well I know.. hmm.. If I compare it with TheNewBostons tutorial (the 2nd link Nuko32 posted), I can almost everything except the drawing part. Also, I need to read more about double arrays :D
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