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    Mattedatten is offline Member
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    Default Starting somewhere - what book?

    Hey all
    I've been searching almost everywhere I could think of, of tips about Java gaming books. (Google / javagaming.org :D )

    I've made a list of the books I've found, and listed them in a order of those I've read more about, and those that I've almost got no info about.

    The list is:
    Books I know a little about
    Killer Game Programming in Java - Andrew Davison
    Pro Java 6 3D Game Development - Andrew Davison
    Developing Games in Java - David Brackeen


    Books I've just listed the names of

    Black Art of Java Game Programming - Joel Fan
    Practical Java Game Programming - Dustin Clingman
    Advanced Java Game Programming - David Wallace Croft
    Beginning Java Game Programming Second Edition - Jonathan S.


    Does maybe anyone here have any experience about the books or books in general about java game development?

    (A little info about "where" I am - Not needed to read if you're lazy :rolleyes:)
    I'm a student here in south Sweden.
    Now it's the 3rd grade (I think it is the 12th or 13th school year)
    We have something called a "project", where we are supposed to work with anything that we are interested of.
    I'm intrested in Java programming, and I've been on the courses Programming A and B.
    So.. I know the basics, now I wan't to advance a little ;)

    //Mattedatten

    EDIT: Found a book from 2010, "Introduction to Java Programming with Games - Ladd, B C". Anyone knows anything? :)
    Last edited by Mattedatten; 09-03-2010 at 12:36 PM.

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    hi Mattedatten

    Good to see you are a student and trying to learn java/programming out of passion rather than being forced by your college :). BTW most computer science geniuses were like this....


    having said that at a practical level although I am not that much of a game programmer but you could probably pick a simple game e.g. pac man and then try to build it in java. At whichever point you are stuck just post here and guys with more experience will try to help you until you reach your goal.

    In the process you will learn a lot and who knows we might have the future bill gates on our hands :)

    Best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinaqvi90 View Post
    hi Mattedatten
    Hey :)

    Quote Originally Posted by alinaqvi90 View Post
    Good to see you are a student and trying to learn java/programming out of passion rather than being forced by your college :). BTW most computer science geniuses were like this....
    I'd kind of overwork during those courses, doing thing that "I wasn't supposed to"
    (Doing a schedule that checked what lesson it was, when we just started using classes (java-classes))

    Quote Originally Posted by alinaqvi90 View Post
    having said that at a practical level although I am not that much of a game programmer but you could probably pick a simple game e.g. pac man and then try to build it in java. At whichever point you are stuck just post here and guys with more experience will try to help you until you reach your goal.
    I guess that most Java-game-programmers are using JavaGaming.org - Index instead of this forum, but, I turn here, because you guys have helped me before
    (Ok, I've posted on javagaming also, a thread with 22 posts now)

    Most probably I've got to begin with fully understanding thread, and then animation, and last controls.
    But I'd like some kind of tutorial that follows a good schedule, "Begin here, then here ..." Most often that's a book, and that's why I'm here now :rolleyes:

    Quote Originally Posted by alinaqvi90 View Post
    In the process you will learn a lot and who knows we might have the future bill gates on our hands :)

    Best of luck
    Thank you
    Just got to admit, first time I read your post, you sound so optimistic, it isn't going to be something that fancy (Well, maybe, Minecraft is made in Java, and have reached 100'000 sells now ;) )

    Anyway, thanks for your optimism and support, when you could flame me :D

    //M

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