I am looking to start developing a game for this summer and I would like some assistance on how to approach a few things. I've had some experience with Java through school, and we have not covered some of these topics so I'm not sure how to approach it.
the game itself is going to be isometric and either 2d or 3d. I'm not sure how that part will work in Java and I may need help locating resources on how to work a UI and how to interact with graphics. The game I am thinking of is going to be a roleplaying game on one gigantic map, and possibly with sub maps.
I want to build this game so that if I DO use multiplayer, it will be easier to implement. This is something ABSOLUTELY not covered yet in my classes. What I want to do is have each game be it's own individual server, hosted on the computer itself.
As a bonus to myself, I want to make this game so it works on both PC and Android tablets, and can play cross platform.
sooo, any suggestions?
Also if there is a free(mostly free?) engine which will do the job, let me know.