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Offline vladvsemogusch

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« Posted 2011-12-24 18:03:38 »

Im new here and want to ask a question. I want to make games so I decided to start with java 2d game. I know java basics and have almost no experience with it. I found some nice engines like slick2d but they were outdated. From new ones I found libgdx and jrabbit. They both have a similar functionality described on their "features" pages.
 I want to know whats better for a newbie to start with. I mean 2d java engine Smiley
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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-12-24 19:33:09 »

Slick2D is your best option as a newbie and for a 2D game. I have personally never used JRabbit but I can recommend LibGDX as an excellent library for when you learn a bit more about OpenGL.

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-12-25 04:20:08 »

slick2d is outdated?! Shocked

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-12-25 04:25:10 »

It works but it is effectively dead. Kevglass does bug runs every so often but he will not be adding any more features.

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-12-25 05:23:34 »

libgdx isn't for noobs?!

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-12-25 08:35:17 »

Thanks for replies. I browsed forum a bit and decided to start with tutorials first Smiley. And 1 more question. How much time do I need to spend on prototyping my game on the paper before using java itself?
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-12-25 15:06:40 »

You need to spend exactly the amount of time that you need before being comfortable with coding it.

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-12-25 15:20:15 »

You need to spend exactly the amount of time that you need before being comfortable with coding it.
Wow. I had no idea x = x.

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-12-25 15:21:50 »

Tongue

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-12-25 16:35:54 »

You need to spend exactly the amount of time that you need before being comfortable with coding it.
Wow. I had no idea x = x.

I doubt there is a more correct answer, it will take different for everyone Smiley

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-12-26 04:21:03 »

In my term, you need time until you know how to code it Tongue

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