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Java & Games A rivalrous case-study from porting Doom 3

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07.21.2020

by Mahmoud Abdelghany
At: FOSDEM 2020 https://video.fosdem.org/2020/K.3.201/gamedev_java_games_doom3.webm
❮p❯According to the interwebs, Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the multiverse.❮br/❯ And yet, when it comes to games, its popularity seems to dwindle.❮/p❯
❮p❯Why though...❮br/❯ Is it really not suited for game development?❮br/❯ Is the language as bad as the critics claim??❮br/❯ Is GC...EVIL!?❮/p❯
❮p❯I have this side-project of porting Doom 3 from C/C++ to Java. And even though Doom 3 is a ~15 year old game, it is still a massive AAA code-base. So I believe my experiences there can adequately answer a lot of the questions that come to mind when you think of Java & Games.❮/p❯
❮p❯During this talk, I will try to convince you that Java is a very viable game prototyping/development tool.❮br/❯ Either that, or will add more fuel to the flame...❮/p❯
Room: K.3.201 Scheduled start: 2020-02-01 13:05:00