Im looking to start up ametur game development. Mainly as a hobby currently, but with the view to eventually continue it as a career. After looking around pretty heavily, ive settled on Java, mainly because if the game development fails, ive still got knowledge of an incredibly strong language.
Now, Ive been looking around for a couple of weeks now, and I dont seem to be getting anywhere with basic Java. Not due to not understanding it, instead I cant find any tutorials that are any good.. Im probably looking in the wrong place. Anyway, ive gotten a very basic grasp of the core of Java itsself through trial and error and looking at sample code, but ultimatley ive come here asking two things.
1. Are there any good beginner Java tutorials that would take me up to the level to develop say.. A simple platformer in LWJGL?
2. Are there any good beginner Java tutorials that are focused around game development in Java, or LWJGL?
Now, I am a complete and utter programming novice, However I do have a certain knack for things like this. For example; before I had even started to look at Java, I Developed a very small Minecraft server addon with No experience in Java, or any programming language for that matter, and it worked. Ive always been able to grasp things like this, and I have taken a massive interest in Programming, but I just dont know where to start, and thats my problem. Im incredibly talented with maths as well, and ive been told it can only help my situation.
I figured here was the best place to post, since after all, you are a community of Java game developers =]