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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2005

    much more feasible for games

    Until very recently, there was no serious commercial game development in Java. For various reasons of varying validity, as Davison explains. The most compelling being the slowness of Java bytecode compared to C/C++ binaries, and the lack of a Java compiler on the Sony Playstation. But if you are pondering doing a Java game nowadays, then things look brighter. The latest Java 5 Hotspot compiler can mean that Java code is now only about 10% slower. For all but the most extreme twitch games, this delay might be acceptable. While there is still no official Java compiler for the Playstation, two things counterbalance. The number of PCs is much larger, and Java compilers exist for these. Also, games for mobile devices (which basically means cellphones) are rising hugely. Here, there are no high resolution and big screen twitch games. So the Java graphics is usually quite adequate. The book shows how to use Java 5 to handle video, audio and graphics in a combined manner for a game. The examples are somewhat minimal. Due mostly to practical limitations on book size. (It's large enough as is.) All of the example games have trivial graphics. You'll have to investigate with a protracted non-trivial case study if indeed Java 5 works for you to make games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Awsomeness!!!!!!

    This book is extremely helpful to any looking to program awsome games, the author dose an amazing job of teaching you how to program games. He starts off with an aproach of 2D game pogramming, platformers and such, and then he gets to the really fun part: 3333333DDDDDDDD!!! He explains 3D shape generation classes and motion techniques. He really simplifies both 3D and 2D game programming in a fairly simple layout. And if you're worried about the speed and the console ability STOP: now a days the java 7 compiler is not any slower than c++. It is true that there is no java compiler on the sony playstation, but it is made up for by the xbox which DOSE have a java compiler.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Hey guy above me!

    You may think that many commercial games are not made with java and that is true but one of the most sucsessful indie games of all time was writen in java. That game is minecraft by markus persson (notch)

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    What the fuck.

    "testosterone-drenched games"

    wat

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