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learning to program java with games

learning to program java with games

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I wish to teach Java programming to my young nephew. He wishes to go straight into game developing.

Is there any open source/shareware java games with graphics front end? I want the game to have graphical front end from the start so all I teach my nephew is game logic via “if statement”, “Boolean logic” etc.
Typical games I am thinking of are Java Pac man game, java spaceship game, java maze game, java arcade type game however it must have a graphical interface.

Please help if you can?

RE: learning to program java with games

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mikrom - this is amazing book, it is something i have been looking out for a very long time I will be reading this straight away! Again a big thank you for directing me to this!

RE: learning to program java with games

I have great success using irrlicht. It is very advance for graphics. It has a Java wrapper: http://jirr.sourceforge.net/

RE: learning to program java with games

try also jmonkey engine. it looks promising

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