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Ukrzuel

Starting in browser game development?

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Good afternoon everyone,

I've taken some time away from programming in general, but would like to hop on board once again. My past experiences with programming games has been largely with the C family of languages. That being, C/C++/C#. I have programmed a lot for Windows in the past, but in this new day and age I would like to move up into browser based programming either using Java or Flash. I've used Allegro, SDL, XNA with C# for my games in the past. So my question starts like many others before me, which holds the most power and long term advantages, Java or Flash? I'm looking to stay with 2D programming for at least a year, then move onto 3D development. I'm not sure if any other languages exist for browsers. I'm not looking for the "easier" one out of the two, or any engines or game makers, as I do have a lot of years put into the C family, learning Java or Flash (Action Script) shouldn't be too difficult. I'm looking for the long term advantages to sticking with one of the two options. Networking would also be a factor later down the road, but not at this point in time.

Thank you.

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I think Java is a good candidate seeing your requirements and experience, syntax-wise it's very similar to C#, so you shouldn't have any problems while learning the language itself

I'm no expert in browser-based game development though, so other people might have a different opinion on this

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