PlayN Fundamentals
PlayN Fundamentals


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PlayN Fundamentals

Last updated on 2013-12-17

About the Book

A quick guide to the PlayN game library.

About the Author

James Williams
James Williams

James Williams is a developer based in Silicon Valley and frequent conference speaker and is the author of book "Learning HTML5 Game Programming" for Addison-Wesley. You can find him on Google+ at and he tweets as @ecspike.

Table of Contents

  • Picking a Game Library
    • Amino
    • Unity
    • PlayN
  • Setting Up Your Development Environment
    • Get Homebrew (OS X only, optional)
    • Get Java
    • Get Maven (and Ant)
    • Get Git
    • Get PlayN
  • Creating A PlayN Project
  • Exploring The PlayN APIs
  • Creating Pong with PlayN
    • Capturing Keyboard Input
    • Summary
  • PlayN Video Poker
    • TODO Flesh out a bit more.
  • Using PlayN with Alternate JVM Languages
  • Creating Parallax Scrolling Background
  • Animating Sprites with PlayN and Trident
    • Now for the bad news
  • Shootorial
    • GWT Event Bus
    • Managing Enemy Ships
    • Creating Explosions
  • Displaying Text
  • Integrating Android Components
  • Generating Java Executables From PlayN
  • Adding Controller Support
    • Adding Desktop Gamepad Support
    • Android Controllers and Consoles
  • Working with Touch Screens

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