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4.0 out of 5 stars good and insightful if you can stand the c++ comments
i purchased this book soley to help me out with an assignment in Java and so for it has been very good with a section of the book explaining the basics of java and the applications for them, there are also sections on topics that we all believe are fundamental to game programming, however the one thing that really iratated is unseemingly large amounts of references to...
Published on 21 Aug 2002 by sarj2003

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3.0 out of 5 stars Probably not what you're looking for
If you are looking to get into game programming and the only language you know is java, this book probably isn't what you're looking for. It goes through a lot of java, but there's only one example game in the book! It's not even a 2D 'playable game, it's an original puzzle game. The book concentrates on making applets look good rather than, filling them with any decent...
Published on 11 Jun 2003 by Adrian Connolly


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3.0 out of 5 stars Probably not what you're looking for, 11 Jun 2003
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Adrian Connolly "aconnolly" (Osaka, Japan) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Java 2 Game Programming (Premier Press Game Development) (Paperback)
If you are looking to get into game programming and the only language you know is java, this book probably isn't what you're looking for. It goes through a lot of java, but there's only one example game in the book! It's not even a 2D 'playable game, it's an original puzzle game. The book concentrates on making applets look good rather than, filling them with any decent game content. I might seem to be being very down on the book, but it has taught me some useful stuff, unfortunately you'll be teaching yourself how to apply it to games.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good and insightful if you can stand the c++ comments, 21 Aug 2002
This review is from: Java 2 Game Programming (Premier Press Game Development) (Paperback)
i purchased this book soley to help me out with an assignment in Java and so for it has been very good with a section of the book explaining the basics of java and the applications for them, there are also sections on topics that we all believe are fundamental to game programming, however the one thing that really iratated is unseemingly large amounts of references to c++, this takes up a lot of my time due to the fact that i am programing in java, however if you can withstand the comments then this is a very good book
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