i have just finished my 3rd semester in college (3 modules of java so far, covered nearly all the language features excepted threads so far). i want to start on some small games in the next few days. i'll start with tic tac toe and build my way up to games like pac man etc then eventually move on to small tile based games to get me started.
now my questions (and i know i am a long way away from getting a game like this done):
i am dying to make a replica of a 2d tile based mmorpg game i used to play (links of the game at the end) so i was wondering what goes into making a game like that? coding up the client/server/map editor etc
how long away am i to even think about starting on a game like that? a 2d tile based mmorpg with thousands of server map tiles with servers that can support 2/3/4 hundred people. since i am only starting games like tic tac toe now i would eventually have to start looking into small tile based games after to start on
would it be possible to code the client/server and everything else in java? or would i need more languages to get it finished (i know of a guy who himself did what i want to do and made a replica of this game by himself, although he coded his game in c++. there is also a link to his replica game at the end), because i see a lot more game libraries for c++
btw i am only talking about programming here, when i get enough experience to be able to make a game like that i would be looking for a pixel artist to do all the pixel art.
a replica of the game:
game i want to make replica off:
also if anyone has any material to help me on my way i would be grateful (videos, tutorials on starting java game development like making games like tic tac toe and some small tile based games)
Edited by Darego, 18 December 2012 - 05:04 PM.