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  1. LWJGL lets you use OpenGL so if u have not used that before it might be a slight learning curve. But on the other hand it helps you do alot of things like creating your screen/window and setting your fps. Javas own libraries should work fine but you will have to do stuff like the fps syncing for example yourself.   Personally i would pick going pure Java but thats my opinnion after trying LWJGL out by making a pong clone.
  2. Realy good read, Its funny to see the comments from the people that did pirate the game :)
  3. After watching Indie the movie i found Tommy Refenes to be one of the persons i look up too,  And Jonathan Blow for the awesome Braid.
  4. Welcome! Good to have you here.
  5. Good luck!
  6. The new design and everything is realy great good job! But i have one complaint.. The page is sometimes loading pretty slowly.
  7. I would recomend making Tetris or Snake..
  8. The language called Python runs on both Linux and Windows. But with the application called "Wine" for Linux you can also run C++ games or applications on Linux. Wine is an application for linux that lets you run Windows applications so you can install games through wine too. [url="http://www.winehq.org/"]http://www.winehq.org/[/url]
  9. I think J3D is totaly outdated.. The best choise in my oppinion is LWJGL since its most up to date.. This information is based of what i've read when i was using Java so be nice if the information isn't 100% correct
  10. Have a great 2012 GameDev!
  11. C++ as the nation's main language? Some state's that speaks other C languages and 1 state in the corner that speaks Java but mostly farmers live there.
  12. I would create a side-scroller with some mix of 2D and 3D levels with alot of features like jetPack's and other power-ups.
  13. Im not worried about the learning part.. im aware that its similar to java i made java applications that uses databases for example so i do have some knowledge.. I just want to know what "extra things" there is for C# With this i mean for example .NET, what things does more exist for C# ? i also did learn some c++ way back so i do have some knowledge about namescpaces and such..
  14. Im actualy going to give up Java and go C# and i want to know alll the things i should know about the language.. like Asp.net i think is something about c# and .net what is the things besides the language i should know about? Thanks
  15. Bump