Currently I have made a couple smaller games using just java, no swing just Applets. (I know how to use swing in games and have made a couple. I just find swing easier). I don't quite understand why people recommend to use outside APIs to help develop games in 2D when the default APIs work just fine and can do just about everything you would want to do with the code. Maybe its because I haven't yet tried other APIs such as Slick but I am having trouble understanding why I would want to use it.
Also would you recommend to use tools available online for things such as map making and such or creating custom tools which I could tailor to the needs of my next game? Right now I'm leaning towards creating my own due to my inexperience with outside tools but I'm afraid that making custom tools might take longer then the game itself so I'm pretty hesitant about this.
bloodisblueMember Since 30 Jun 2011
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