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Game programming resources for Java - JeroMiya - Aug 30, 2007 08:13 PM

Does anyone have a lot of experience with game development in Java? What has been your experience with it? I've been dabbling on my own but I haven't even touched the surface of the SDK, let alone available 3rd party api's for game development. I know only of JOGL and the Lightweight Java Games Library (and they are mutually exclusive I believe).

Anyone have any comment on the above API's, or about ones they've used themselves?


Game programming resources for Java - OneSadCookie - Aug 30, 2007 08:29 PM

I made this:

That's the limit of my experience Smile

Game programming resources for Java - Tools10 - Sep 3, 2007 07:09 PM

Lot of experience, no, but some.
Actually, the first thing you need to find out is what you want to do.
Both LWJGL and JOGL works if you want to use OpenGL.
I think JOGL got better OpenGL support but LWJGL includes some other libraries as well.
The SDK got it's advantages and disadvantages.
It's easy to use but I'm not really comfortable using it for anything else than GUI programming, it's fast enough for 2D-games but for 3D you should be using something else.

There is a couple of forums that you could try such as and

Game programming resources for Java - JavaGuru - Sep 28, 2007 04:06 PM

Im programming with java for some years but I prefer using the sdk with my home made compiler, jar maker, etc...
You can try netbeans or you can google for some other free ones.