Welcome to the Java Programming Forums


The professional, friendly Java community. 21,500 members and growing!


The Java Programming Forums are a community of Java programmers from all around the World. Our members have a wide range of skills and they all have one thing in common: A passion to learn and code Java. We invite beginner Java programmers right through to Java professionals to post here and share your knowledge. Become a part of the community, help others, expand your knowledge of Java and enjoy talking with like minded people. Registration is quick and best of all free. We look forward to meeting you.


>> REGISTER NOW TO START POSTING


Members have full access to the forums. Advertisements are removed for registered users.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Beginner Java Game Developement

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Lightbulb Beginner Java Game Developement

    Hi,
    I have been teaching myself how to code in java for a few months. I know the basic things like arrays, loops and all of the beginner stuff. What I really want to do is to learn how to make games. My brother takes a course at his school and I see him making all these really cool games like pong and such. I would really like to do this. Where would I start game developement? What concepts in java would I have to know? And are there any really helpful websites with tutorials on what I would need to know? I am currently 14, so I am not a genius, I am only looking to do the very very beginner stuff and then work my way up to harder stuff. Any help would be really appreciated.

    Thanks


  2. #2
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Eastern Florida
    Posts
    21,015
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 2,276 Times in 2,247 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    Look at how to do GUI and how to draw on a component like a JPanel.
    The Java tutorial has lots of example programs.
    The Java™ Tutorials
    The Really Big Index

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    I already know a fiar bit of GUI, like JFrame and JButtons with actionListeners and JLabels, Shuold I focus on the graphics parts now? WHat do I do after that?

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Eastern Florida
    Posts
    21,015
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 2,276 Times in 2,247 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    Retire. There is enough there to keep you busy for a long time.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    Enough where?

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Eastern Florida
    Posts
    21,015
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 2,276 Times in 2,247 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    GUI & graphics

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    I know but how shuold I start, and what are the prequisites I shuold know before I start trying to make games, and also learning how to paint graphics won't teach me how to make games. I mean its the first step but whats next?

  8. #8
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Eastern Florida
    Posts
    21,015
    Thanks
    52
    Thanked 2,276 Times in 2,247 Posts

    Default Re: Beginner Java Game Developement

    Learn how to use the graphics features first.
    Next could be networking

Similar Threads

  1. Help for java beginner
    By sarasaleem in forum Exceptions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: October 10th, 2011, 07:56 PM
  2. Beginner. Need Help finishing a simple Shoot em up game ASAP!!!!
    By cbock55 in forum What's Wrong With My Code?
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 2nd, 2011, 08:13 AM
  3. Another beginner to Java!
    By jwise95 in forum What's Wrong With My Code?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 21st, 2011, 04:27 PM
  4. error with a java game..(beginner)
    By Skat in forum What's Wrong With My Code?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 1st, 2010, 02:04 PM
  5. Java Beginner
    By rannoune in forum Java Theory & Questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: December 25th, 2009, 02:30 AM

Tags for this Thread