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Chuck Mondi
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I am learning Java and was curious if there are any good introductory books on Java game development. I want to be an Android developer which is why I am learning Java. Once I have a firm grip on the language, how can I begin to learn Java game development? Do I need to know a lot about Physics to build an engine? What do I need to know in order to build games? Thanks in advance.
Harry Tuttle
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Joined: Apr 08, 2010
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Chuck Mondi wrote:I am learning Java and was curious if there are any good introductory books on Java game development. I want to be an Android developer which is why I am learning Java. Once I have a firm grip on the language, how can I begin to learn Java game development? Do I need to know a lot about Physics to build an engine? What do I need to know in order to build games? Thanks in advance.


java game development starts there where good java introductions ends. but if you have good java basics you will be able to understand what you are reading/doing. a game book i can recommend as introduction is this one Developing Games in Java . it covers the basic topis like "how to make fast, full-screen action games such as side scrollers and 3D shooters. Key features covered in this book include Java 2 game programming techniques, including latest 2D graphics and sound technologies, 3D graphics and scene management, path-finding and artificial intelligence, collision detection, game scripting using BeanShell, and multi-player game engine creation."
Brad Dwan
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Harry Tuttle wrote:...Developing Games in Java
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Reading this at the moment. Definitely worth the buy.


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Mich Robinson
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The best way to learn is to just start writing a simple game. Doing this will create a big incentive to learn more. If you write games as applets then you can demo them to your friends (and us).


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Steve Jonathan
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Joined: Jun 17, 2010
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Here you may find for what you're looking for.

http://www.ebooks-space.com/ebook/1190/Micro-Java-Game-Development.html


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Steve.
 
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