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Java101. 4 years PHP experience. Headed to Game Dev. Any Good Reads?

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keysle
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Joined: 2012-05-25

I have 4 years of PHP experience.
9 years of OO scripting experience.

I want to make a 3D game.
Multiplayer online game
In this game I to make my own 3D renderer. I want to learn that. I know there are some that exist already that are incredibly efficient, but I want to learn that stuff too.
Just got passed the "Hello World".

I'm asking for some direction beyond learning the basic syntax, OO interface & Linked Listing. I'll need to learn these 3 things as well. I just want to make sure that I have some direction when I'm done. I have programming experience. So this shouldn't take much more beyond 2 weeks.

Thank you for any the help!

I think I'll make a progress log for every step of my adventure. Doing this helps me focus.

This is just a video of me saying the same thing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK1cQiJRaFg

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mxro
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Joined: 2012-05-28

How about: Killer Game Programming in Java

This book discusses some general stuff like game loops etc.

There are also quite interesting sections on developing real-time multiplayer games.

However, the technologies in the book will be quite dated (maybe you would want to supplement with a book on JavaFX/Android).

keysle
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Joined: 2012-05-25

Thanks. I can definitely get a hold of this.

I think this start a tad bit ahead of where I am right now though. (trying to get inputs to work in a console)

Long way to go. But I'm pressing on it.