Java Game Development - Create a Flappy Bird Clone
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Java Game Development - Create a Flappy Bird Clone

Java game development, Java, Game
4.5 (26 ratings)
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Last updated 2/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Build their very own clone of the popular game "Flappy Bird".
  • Once the main structure of the game is complete, the students can feel free to customise the game to their liking and even create an entirely different game using the framework we build.
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  • Students should have the NetBeans IDE installed (or an IDE that they are very comfortable with, as some IDE related things will only be explained for NetBeans). The student should also download the 'res' folder provided.

If you know anything about Java, you’ll know that it can be used in an almost endless number of ways. One of the most popular uses is for game development. Since gaming is a billion dollar industry and rising, there are plenty of exciting employment opportunities to be found. To get one of those coveted jobs however, you need to have the broadest skill set possible. A comprehensive understanding of Java game development is an excellent place to start.

Learn the World’s Most Popular Programming Language

  • Learn Java and game development by creating a Flappy Bird clone
  • Customise your game and build a framework for other games
  • Improve your knowledge of object oriented programming
  • Grasp the most important concepts of game programming

Become a Java Script Expert

The best way to learn a practical skill is by doing, and that’s exactly how this course works. You will focus on creating a clone of the popular Flappy Bird game, and along the way you’ll pick up everything you need to know about Java game development.

You’ll learn valuable concepts of games programming like effective game loops, loading resources onto your game, creating and customising windows, interfaces, games engines, and input handlers. Having completed the 28 lectures and 2 hours of content, you won’t just have developed a Flappy Bird game; you’ll have developed a solid framework that can be used for any 2D game.

This course has been designed with intermediate programmers in mind. You will need to be familiar with the Java programming language and comfortable with object oriented programming. If you are a complete beginner, we recommend starting off with one of our beginner level Java, game development or programming courses first.

Tools Used

Netbeans IDE: Netbeans is a free, open source Integrated Development Environment written completely in Java and intended for development solely in Java (although it does support other languages such as PHP, C++ and HTML5). It is a cross platform IDE that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris and has a worldwide community of users and developers. It allows users to quickly and easily develop all manner of desktop, mobile and web applications.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intermediate programmers who are familiar with the Java programming language, already have a strong grasp of object oriented programming and are looking to apply their knowledge of OOP to a practical project.
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 01:14
Initialising the game window
2 Lectures 06:35
Updatable and Renderable interfaces
2 Lectures 06:05
Rendering to the screen
3 Lectures 11:21
Section Introduction

Rendering to the Screen

More in-depth explanation of rendering
The game loop
5 Lectures 24:30
Section Introduction

Introduction to the Game Loop's Logic

The Update Logic

The Render Logic

FPS Check Logic and the Main Method
Game entities part 1
6 Lectures 29:02
Section Introduction

The Flappy Bird

Programming the Pipes (Part 1)

Programming the Pipes (Part 2)

Programming the Pipes - Updating

Programming the Pipes - Rendering
Game input
2 Lectures 08:22
Section Introduction

Input and a Preview of the Pipes
Game entities part 2
6 Lectures 25:27
Section Introduction

Initialising and Sprite Loading

The Basic Movement Logic

Starting Collision Detection

Finishing Collision Detection

2 Lectures 00:41
Course Conclusion

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Bonus Material
2 Lectures 01:18
Bonus Lecture: Certificate of Completion

Bonus Lecture: Course Discounts
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