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    Question Is java a good programming language for making a strategy build or survival game?

    I'm going to use some games to explain my main intention, I want to learn either how I could make a simpler version of a game like Stronghold or Civlization, additionally how I could make a game like Don't Starve or How to Survive? Is java a good programming language for me to use this? If I'm going to use DirectX instead of OpenGL do I not use Graphics and Graphics2D that are in java? Do I need a C++ core like the game Don't Starve, it's written in Lua but has a C++ core. I want to make a game that wouldn't be laggy that can be run with low performace computers, a game that can be fullscreen with the resolution things and everything, a game that can run multiplayer without much hesitation. I'm not sure what to ask really, but I hope the general idea of what I'm looking for is clear.

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    Default Re: Is java a good programming language for making a strategy build or survival game?

    Start smaller. Java is a fine language for developing games (famously, Minecraft was done in Java), but you won't get anywhere unless you start much smaller. Think about creating Pong first.

    There are several game development frameworks for Java, such as LWJGL and libGDX. Those are worth checking out, after you get the basics of a simple game working.
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    Default Re: Is java a good programming language for making a strategy build or survival game?

    I had begun to create an RPG game by watching some youtube tutorials, and I eventually understood most of the things. Minecraft is known to be not the best game for great performance, if you know, minecraft's world is split into chunks, cubic chunks is a great idea that would drastically decrease lag and that's not the only thing. I'd like to get like a list of things I should learn, a list of tutorial sources which is an ordered list, and I can learn each and then after that I can start creating this game of mine. Instead of constantly referring to ths forum to what I have to learn next, I'd appreciate a list of tutorials that I could learn and then move onto the game. Is Minecraft fully java? Does it have a C++ C# or C core? I'm not exactly too sure what a core is, I believe it's mainly what powers and allows the game to function in the environment, but the most important thing that I'm referring to is that the core can be written in a different programming language. I believe there are many other things you have to include in your game that aren't just graphics and programming. So, yeah... P:

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    Default Re: Is java a good programming language for making a strategy build or survival game?

    Google is your friend for most of the questions you just asked.

    Minecraft was originally written in Java, specifically using LWJGL. It has since been ported to C or C++ for the console versions, but I believe the main PC version is still Java. I also don't think any of this should have an impact on what you try to do.

    Android games and apps are created using a flavor of Java. Many Android games are created using a Java framework called libGDX.

    But like I said, you're getting way ahead of yourself here. Start much smaller. Google is your friend.
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