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chander shivdasani
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Hi everyone,

I have recenlty completed my SCJP and now i would like to learn Game Development.

I have never done this before. I would like to know any book/websites that can teach me the basics of game development. What all details i should know before developing any game.

Regards,

Chander
 
Joachim Rohde
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I cannot suggest any book on this topic but maybe you will find for yourself something useful at www.gamedev.net (especially in the resource-section where also this link: http://fivedots.coe.psu.ac.th/~ad/jg/ could be found).
 
Mark Plant
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I've read 'Developing Games in Java' by David Brackeen (ISBN 1-5927-3005-1, which is pretty good, going from the basics to some pretty sophsiticated games engines.

I have just started looking at 'Killer Game Programming in Java' by Andrew Davidson (ISBN 0-596-00730-2), but I am struggling to get Java 3D working, which seems pretty fundamental to building the games he goes on to develop.
 
Rory Marquis
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Coke and Code has some good tutorials.

Also I would look at the LWJGL for 3D.

Neither of these will give you a massive insight into design and application, but more tutorials on implementation. However Coke and Code will give you a neat little start off. I did the Space Invaders one, changing it for my personal design style on the way and was a nice little introduction.

The guy who does that also runs Slick, which is for 2D games.

For books, I would recommend this book... I have it and is excellent reading (although I have no time to do anything with it lol)

HTH
Ror
 
Jessica Hope
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For what it's worth, your Chico Invaders wouldn't launch for me. I got an "Application Error" which stated "Unable to launch application."

So sorry about that...
 
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