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best book for game programming in java

rehans oberoi
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hi

can anybody tell me the book for game programming in java
thanks
Jim Knatcher
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I'm aware of several books that delve into this.

The one I've gotten the most out of is "Killer Game Programming in Java," by Andrew Davison.
rehans oberoi
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thanks jim
any other good book??
Branko Santo
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New Riders - Developing Games in Java

Might be of use!
Mike Noel
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Originally posted by Jim Knatcher:
I'm aware of several books that delve into this.

The one I've gotten the most out of is "Killer Game Programming in Java," by Andrew Davison.


How is this book? I was looking at it in the bookstore last night. It looked good.

_M_


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Eric Weinberg
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Here Is the link to an "early draft" of Killer Game Programing in Java. It also contains some sections you won't find in the book. I don't own the actual book so i don't know what has been changed.

Good luck!
Svend Rost
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So if your looking for a general book on game programming I'd recommend
"Black Art of Java Game Programming". It's big (900 p.) and has lots of info,
but - it's old.. in other words, if your looking for something more fancy or
up-to date, it's not the perfect book as it's rather old (8-9 years).

/Svend Rost
Brendan Fosberry
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Pretty new one, I got it at the start of the summer. Killer Game Programming in Java by o reilly books...author: Andrew Davison. Pic of a cat on the front.lol. Great souce code and samples. I covers everything: basics and timers, window apps, applets..basic graphics methods, interfaces, 2d games, tile games, brickgames, 3d games, flocking, fractals, lathes, loading 3d models, networking etc. I love it
 
 
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