In a continuation of the last post, I have decided to begin a small-ish project. This will be an online 2D game, shock horror.
A day or two ago I started looking around for suitable libraries in Java to (try) create this game, and came across a few, but only one that seemed to stand out from the rest.
That is Slick. It seems to be a well rounded library for creating 2D games in Java, and it supports an already created map editor, Tiled, which makes my job that much easier.
I had a wee play around with it to see how it all works, and got a very simple window rendering a giant black background, good start don’t you think? By the way, the FPS is so low because of all the things it has to render.
Anyway, I have started the proper game now and seem to be enjoying it for some stupid reason so I will probably start posting the development progress of it here.
I plan the game to be somewhat like the old RPG games, with a replica of the battle system from Shining Force, and with a bit of online multiplayer thrown in there. I will need a name for it, so if anyone has any ideas let me know.
In other news, it looks as though I will be getting a free BFBC2 key very soon, so I will most likely end up posting my thoughts on that too.