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Should I use java or python for a survival/rpg game?


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Poll: Java or Python for rpg/survival game (11 member(s) have cast votes)

What Language should I use for rpg/survival game?

  1. Python (8 votes [72.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

  2. Java (3 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  3. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Manill66   Members   -  Reputation: 261

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hello! Well I know a little bit about java and python. I really enjoy the python language. It seems more simple than java. But in the books that I read about python, they mainly talk about text based games. So I was wondering what type of games python and java can make. And what language do you think will be better for a rpg/survival game.

Thanks!

Edited by Manill66, 02 June 2012 - 03:28 PM.


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#2 Martins Mozeiko   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1413

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:47 PM

Both languages can create any type of game - text, rpg, 3d shooter, mmorpg, whaterver... Language nowadays is irrelevant. Choose the language with which you are most comfortable.

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:49 PM

Both languages can create any type of game - text, rpg, 3d shooter, mmorpg, whaterver... Language nowadays is irrelevant. Choose the language with which you are most comfortable.


Okay thank you! Looks like i'm probably going to use python.

#4 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4678

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

I would use whatever language you are most comfortable with. Java and Python both have good game dev libraries. They are capable of 2D, 3D, and text. Neither one, IMO, is better than the other.

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#5 japro   Members   -  Reputation: 887

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

Obviously Python... Snakes are way scarier than Islands...

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 05:14 AM

It really depends on what you find comfortable, Java and Python are both great languages.

My two recommendations to use with either language are:

Java - JMonkeyEngine
Python - Panda3D

#7 Manill66   Members   -  Reputation: 261

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:08 PM

It really depends on what you find comfortable, Java and Python are both great languages.

My two recommendations to use with either language are:

Java - JMonkeyEngine
Python - Panda3D


Alright thanks!

#8 larspensjo   Members   -  Reputation: 1526

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:17 AM

Have a look at Google Go. It combines the advantages of Python (quick and easy to write), with the advantages of C++ (compiled, static type checking). It is easy to learn as the languages specification is small.

For me, writing algorithms in Go takes a third of the time compared to writing them in C++.

Of course, if you already know Java or Python well, then that is the obvious answer. But I don't think you do, or you would not ask that question here?
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#9 Manill66   Members   -  Reputation: 261

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:13 PM

If anyone has any more comments, tips, tools, etc please tell me! Thanks for all the help!

#10 Manill66   Members   -  Reputation: 261

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:58 PM

I am actually going to use java. My goal is to learn C++ one day so I am going to java since it is more like it than python. But I still want to learn python.

#11 Goran Milovanovic   Members   -  Reputation: 1103

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:20 PM

I would recommend Python. It's a very powerful language (I would say more powerful than Java).

The Blender Game Engine uses Python as a scripting language, so that's something that might interest you: http://www.gamedev.net/topic/625003-video-tutorials-blender-game-engine/

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#12 xhh   Members   -  Reputation: 129

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:44 PM

Even though we are learning Java, I started using python for my school project and I haven't had a thought of regret yet.




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