Without telling which or which system to use ( LW, AWT, Java 2D etc... ) I'd like to ask some few questions about a 2d game engine that i'd like to create for making point and click adventure game like monkey island 1-2-3 (4 is in 3D)
So let's start :
1°) How should i programm my path ?
I mean the character cannot go anywhere on the screen so i have to determine the path he can go and the path he cannot, should i use a big array or off screen polygons and test if the character is still in the poly.(the "walkable" area should be inside the poly)
2°) How should i handle the scale and image animation, i mean working with animated gif for animation ?
3°) Is it possible to write thatsort of game in java and what do you suggest me to start(2D, 3D, LW, Swing, AWT ? ), i've searched a lot on websites and gaming sites any, i found any answers for theses questions, i hope i could find some advice on this forum :-)