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Offline Thinking

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Java games rock!


« Posted 2004-11-28 22:06:41 »

Hello everyone.

I'm wondering if volunteering is a good idea vs
being a individual, and if it I would get any
insights into java/game programming.

I've been programming a while
and read the few first chapters from a book about
java game development, I've read and understood "thinking in java (3rd edition)" by bruce eckel. I don't know anything about java 3D programming.

I'm not looking for a project where I'll have to do a LOT of programming, or program anything too sophisticated, or where I need to be around all the time, a simple job, like scripting or building guis or something like that...

I really need to stress that I don't want to be stuck in a project, where I'm the only person doing something...

I'm considering volunteering, if you have a fun project then I'd be happy to hear about it.
Offline mikera

Senior Newbie




Hear me roar!


« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-11-29 02:22:36 »

Hi,

I'd encourage you to check out Tyrant. It's a fun game to work on right now because the game engine is pretty much complete, and the focus is shifting to working on the game world. That means you can be creative while making relatively small, focused contributions.

It's basically a roguelike/RPG game, so typical contributions can be along the lines of:
- Creating new items
- Creating new spells
- Creating new monsters
- Creating new dungeon types

The Game - http://tyrant.sourceforge.net
Dev. Site - http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/tyrant

Offline mikera

Senior Newbie




Hear me roar!


« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-11-29 02:28:48 »

Forgot to mention the business model with Tyrant:

- It's an open source, GPL-licensed game
- We're experimenting with ad sponsorship / affiliate prohrams
- If Tyrant starts to make serious money, the project will be transferred to a limited UK company with shares granted to major contributors

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Offline Thinking

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Java games rock!


« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-11-29 22:30:50 »

Thanks for the suggestion Mikera, I might not have time for it.
I'll take a look at the code or documentation if I can find them. And if I can understand it, maybe I can make a few items or creatures Smiley  
Offline blahblahblahh

JGO Coder


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« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-11-30 16:04:26 »

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Hi,

I'd encourage you to check out Tyrant.


You binned the webstart link? Shame.

malloc will be first against the wall when the revolution comes...
Offline blahblahblahh

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-11-30 16:12:30 »

And the PHP front-page doesn't work with appletviewer Sad.

Do you have an old build somewhere online that still works?

malloc will be first against the wall when the revolution comes...
Offline phazer

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Come get some


« Reply #6 - Posted 2004-11-30 17:26:39 »

Are you really allowed to have ads on a Sourceforge web page? Huh

Offline mikera

Senior Newbie




Hear me roar!


« Reply #7 - Posted 2004-11-30 17:27:08 »

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You binned the webstart link? Shame.


Whoops, will add it back in the next update. It's hidden in the Links section right now.

Do you know what the issue is with appletviewer? I don't generally use it myself.

Offline mikera

Senior Newbie




Hear me roar!


« Reply #8 - Posted 2004-11-30 17:32:59 »

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Are you really allowed to have ads on a Sourceforge web page? Huh


I think it's fine. I did check the sourceforge T&Cs and couldn't find any issue with it. Let me know if you have spotted anything that says otherwise.

Tyrant is Open Source, after all, and that seems to be the primary condition for SourceForge hosting.

Offline somerville32

Senior Newbie




Java Programmer (Beginning - Intermediate)


« Reply #9 - Posted 2005-02-21 22:13:14 »

Hey,
This sounds like a fun project to work on. I have been coding Java for a few weeks and would like to start getting my hands dirty even if I can't really do too much. I think that I'm doing pretty good for the ammount of time I have been with Java and have already made a game of my own. It is called Titan Strife and can be found at java.davidrg.com. It is text-based and doesn't have too much future (I might work on it after I have completed learning the ins and outs of creating a GUI and the network API). As the webpage states, I haven't worked on it since the start of Febuary so I have learned quite a bit more since then.
Anyhow, I'll go check out those websites and volunteer. I have already downloaded the source (before I even joined this forum) and I'll be sure to take a look at it. Hopefuly I can contribute something and learn a ton. Anyhow, I am getting really disorganized here so I'll let you go.

Thanks,

~Me

Cody Somerville
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Offline NPExterminator

Junior Newbie




Java games rock!


« Reply #10 - Posted 2005-02-28 19:31:58 »

Fellas - an mikera

so I ve been programming since 2001 and I ve been programming in tcl for the first 3 years. now I m doin java but only at the servlet/jsp level.

I wanna learn more especially about threading etc like more advanced topics and make it fun as well. Does anyone have good ides about proceeding with this?

I hear tyrant is one way to go but I def wanna learn.

All advice and guidelines on how to proceed is appreciate

My main goal is to gain a better understanding of java by doin a project and nothing seems as fun as doin a game.

Regards
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