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    Hello to everyone! I am a new guy here and I hope you can help me here since I am a complete noob who lost his way on the road to the top of the programming. Let me tell you a thing about me. I dont like learning stuff and then realise it is outdated/not useful. I like it when I know that I am learning something I can use for my future goals. I am dedicated when I know that and I can be really hardworking though I am usually lazy. So please guide me through this. My dream is to develop games. Two months ago I decided I will start with Java because Java can create games for the things that got in my sight the last few months - facebook games and android games. It looks like they are pretty popular and can generate quite a decent income but that's not really important now concidering I am still a beginner I shouldn't really think about money but rather about fun and advancing. So lets get to the core of the question. Recently I saw that people use libgdx for developing android games and I said to myself hey I can start with this and hope to learn it. But here comes the problem - their documentation is way too poor. The tutorials I found are really poor documented - only a few lines of the code is described and the rest is left a mystery for me. Can someone who knows about libgdx tell me what's the best way to learn it? Or show me a decent tutorial which I didn't find? Oh and please tell me am I headed right? I just saw that people use libgdx... I am not entirely sure it is the right way. If it is not please, suggest me anything else. I will start learning it right away. Thanks in advance!


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    Default Re: Concerning Java and game development

    search youtube for

    libgdx android tutorial
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    libgdx tutorial

    there are quite a few there

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    Sorry, I don't know libgdx. But I can offer opinion regarding the first part of your post. (You can decide whether it's advice and, if it is, whether it has any value.)

    Learn to love whimsy and admire understanding as well as valuing utility. Work hard for the pleasure of the exercise rather than for the prospect of gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekxec View Post
    search youtube for

    libgdx android tutorial
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    libgdx tutorial

    there are quite a few there
    Youtube tuts are mostly unfinished or still being uploaded. In other words when I watch a few videos I have to stop and wait a few days for the uploader to upload a next video.

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrockway2 View Post
    Sorry, I don't know libgdx. But I can offer opinion regarding the first part of your post. (You can decide whether it's advice and, if it is, whether it has any value.)

    Learn to love whimsy and admire understanding as well as valuing utility. Work hard for the pleasure of the exercise rather than for the prospect of gain.
    I like programming and I am sure I will enjoy it once I grasp it good enough to not cry when I don't figure out how should I make a certain thing work

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    why not check out the LWJGL and Slick2D instead? plenty of tutorials on that when one stops check out someone elses tutorial to see if it has anything the first person missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekxec View Post
    why not check out the LWJGL and Slick2D instead? plenty of tutorials on that when one stops check out someone elses tutorial to see if it has anything the first person missed
    Well Slick2D is too outdated and it is not being updated anymore. And as I said in my first post I hate learning stuff that are not going to be useful and up to date. I have been told that LWJGL is a library that is wrapped by libgdx so by learning libgdx I am learning LWJGL too.

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    even its a bit outdated the skills you learn using it will help you in future stuff also especially because a lot of games use mostly the basics of java to create

    really to make a bunch of games you dont need any external libraries...start with basic games then move higher

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    Well ok.. I will start with Slick2D and build my way up. Thank you.

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