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    Default Need to build a game in a short period of time

    I have been commissioned to build a game as part of a project at a tech company. This game will be 2d and fairly simple.

    - The basic platform will be a top-down view of an office floor
    - There will be man or woman who will be the main point of interaction
    - The man will be maneuvered around the office space by either clicking at points in the office space or using the keyboard arrow keys
    - The main will be able to interact with objects or people in the office space, by walking up to them or the user clicking on them

    I am thinking of using JAVA to do this.

    I was wondering, since I have supposed to build this in a very short period of time, and since I don't know java (but I do have web based programming experience), what would be the best and most efficient way to tackle this?

    Would HTML5 be a better consideration than java?

    Are there any tools or game 'frameworks' I can use to speed up the process?

    Scalability and efficiency doesn't really matter here, I just need to build a working prototype as soon as possible.

    Would greatly appreciate some guidance.

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Seriously.

    If you have to build a professional program, then your best bet is to hire someone who knows what they're doing. Regardless of tools or frameworks, there's no way that you will be able to do or even should consider a professional application of this degree without some significant expertise in the language being used, none. Else you're chasing a fool's quest.

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    That, and prototypes have a way of becoming production versions. Any shortcuts you take now will come back to haunt you (or some other unlucky soul) in the future.
    Get in the habit of using standard Java naming conventions!

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    I find it a bit strange that your company assigns a task to a person not capable for the task; they don't put the responsibility for corporate desisions at a junior secretary, do they?

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    This isn't a 'real' project, it's part of an assessment during a student internship. I am supposed to make the develop myself.

    The prototype will basically be the end stage of this.

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    So basically that company wants to see your speed of learning something new; all I can say is: start studying because Java has a learning curce (although it needn't be steep depending on your previous knowedge).

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    So basically that company wants to see your speed of learning something new; all I can say is: start studying because Java has a learning curce (although it needn't be steep depending on your previous knowedge).

    kind regards,

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    Yep I've started already, still in early stages but it doesn't seem too bad. What exactly about java makes it particularly steep?

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by Emkay View Post
    Yep I've started already, still in early stages but it doesn't seem too bad. What exactly about java makes it particularly steep?
    If you don't have any previous knowledge of object oriented programming, Java can be quite difficult to master at first ...

    kind regards,

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by JosAH View Post
    If you don't have any previous knowledge of object oriented programming, Java can be quite difficult to master at first ...

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    I'm pretty familiar with OOP from PHP 5 so I think I should be okay, hopefully

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by Emkay View Post
    I'm pretty familiar with OOP from PHP 5 so I think I should be okay, hopefully
    Eh no, that's not object oriented programming, that's object oriented scripting. You're better of forgetting that you know PHP and dig into Java from a fresh novice perspective. It will keep you from making the mistake of thinking "I do it like this in PHP, how do I do it in Java" which is incredibly counterproductive.

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    Default Re: Need to build a game in a short period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    Eh no, that's not object oriented programming, that's object oriented scripting. You're better of forgetting that you know PHP and dig into Java from a fresh novice perspective. It will keep you from making the mistake of thinking "I do it like this in PHP, how do I do it in Java" which is incredibly counterproductive.
    Would you care to explain any practical difference between the two?

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