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2D Engine ?

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What are some of the best Java 2D engines??

Edited by: valor on Oct 4, 2011 1:31 PM
  • 1. Re: 2D Engine ?
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    Do you mean engine as in a pre-built engine?
    Or the graphics library, if so use Slick graphics for 2d games, its great.

    As for pre-built engines I don't really know of many.

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  • 2. Re: 2D Engine ?
    gimbal2 Guru
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    valor wrote:
    What are some of the best Java 2D engines??
    There is no such thing. Try to write down for yourself what a "2d engine" should be able to do. The only thing you'll end up with is that you install Eclipse, yank a couple of libraries off the net (graphics, physics, networking, etc.) and then you start to write code; you won't come up with something that can coherently be used to create a multiscrolling platform game, a 2.5d RPG like Zelda (yes, its still 2D), a side scrolling or vertical scrolling shoot em up, a board game, tetris, break out, a clone of Last Ninja, etc. etc.

    http://scientificninja.com/blog/write-games-not-engines


    EDIT: ARGH! Forgot to check the date of the original post. Why are one-post wonders consistently resurrecting old threads recently?

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