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[size=5][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]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. [/font][/size]

[size=5][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Thanks![/font][/size] Edited by Manill66

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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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[quote name='Martins Mozeiko' timestamp='1338673674' post='4945662']
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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Okay thank you! Looks like i'm probably going to use python.

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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. Edited by Alpha_ProgDes

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

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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

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[quote name='t-boy' timestamp='1338722051' post='4945773']
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
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Alright thanks!

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Have a look at [url="http://golang.org/"]Google Go[/url]. 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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If anyone has any more comments, tips, tools, etc please tell me! Thanks for all the help!

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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.

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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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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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