Archive for October 2012

Tutorial [Java]: Snake Game Remake

The first thing I wrote when I made this blog was a 7-part tutorial series on writing a snake game in Java. Unfortunately, due to inexperience and the tutorial format, the code wasn't very well written and the result was rather sloppy. I decided to spend much of this morning rewriting a greatly improved version of the game from scratch.

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Tutorial [Java]: Tetris Game

It's not uncommon to see new game developers writing clones of classic games. The games are usually simple enough to write in a day or two, and generally don't need to be optimized for modern hardware. This makes them a great starting point for learning the basics of game development. While I have tinkered around with more complex games, I still enjoy making simple games or programs and sharing them on here with anyone who's watching.

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