The book is very well illustrated, with helpful class diagrams throughout the book.
In addition, it is a great tutorial on how to use Java to accomplish a number of multimedia programming objectives independent of game programming.
If you want production-ready classes, don't look for them in a HOW-TO book, find them elsewhere or read this book and then write them yourself.
I shopped around and this book is the best resource I've seen on Java game programming. It's well written and organized and gives a great general overview of the subject... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Benjamin L Bathen
I strongly disliked the way this book was written. Having gone through many programming books of multiple languages, this is one of the most frustrating books I have bought. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joe
I haven't gone all the way through this book but so far, it has been useful for getting a somewhat novice level programmer going on a game.Published 14 months ago by gmcastle
Book was written a while ago, but still provided me with the basis for animation framework in java and using j3d to make games. Read morePublished 17 months ago by SK
then i realized i was doing something complettely different in programming but i do like all the construct tips I.E. Read morePublished 18 months ago by nathan
Great book for someone looking to get into game programming in the Java language. c c c c c cPublished 19 months ago by ChimneySweeper
As you can tell by the publishing date, this book is rather old. Keeping that in mind, this book has a lot of good information which many beginning programmers can use. Read morePublished 21 months ago by LooseSeal
Let me start off by saying that this is good text. It's a helpful book, and brings to light some issues that a novice such as myself would never think of. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Evan
This is a pretty sweet book. I read it first online through my college's library website. I thought it was so good I bought it. Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Brendan