jMonkeyEngine is a game development suite made especially for game developers who want to create 3D games with modern technology standards. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick deployment.

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Multiplayer

Alright, for the last month I've been working hard on a playable version of the game. A version you could test with your friends and/or with me on the company server. I'm trying to reach a support of ~128 players at the same time, but I keep getting small bugs and right now it as been test with only 2 players!

Infinite Map

The big change is the infinite map that everyone download from the server. The system is probably not perfect but it offer a unique game play every time you start a new server. The map generator now offer better made mountain and lake(there is still some bug) but overall I'm quite happy with the result!

Snow, snow everywhere!

I've always wanted to add snow in my game so here it is! Mountain with high peak will offer snowy terrain. Soon I will add the season base snow which will add and remove snow during winter. I'm also thinking about freezing lakes/rivers witch are under freezing temperature!

Snowy Mountain with High Peak!

Alright this is all for this month news, I have to go back to work. Next article will be about the actual gameplay!

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Lightspeed Frontier - New Trailer and Closed Alpha

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A new trailer is out and closed alpha testing begins in about a week. If you wish to participate you can sign up on the official site.

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Progress

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Few months have passed, its time to make a summary.

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The Underworld

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Manee44.
Manee44.

I loved this engine ,iam waitting the jmonkey3.0 book to arive in my country, i hope this engine be a subject on universityes .

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threedslider
threedslider

It is still in beta, I am anxious this stable version because this jmonkeyengine is very useful to do quickly prototype games

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erlend_sh Creator
erlend_sh

We've actually been stable for a couple months now, but we just made it official today! =D

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Guest
Guest

I wonder if this game engine can do something similar to CryEngine 2 or 3, in example, talking about the generated environments. It would be great to make an scenary in both engines and compare the results. I'm learning to use this engine (jME 3) because I have some ideas I would like to materialize, and I know Java enough to start with it, but I have no experience in Game development; that's why I would like to know if this engine can generate realistic environments as CryEngine (2 or 3), or if there are some limitations (about performance or something else) for that (excluding of course the quality of textures and models).

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erlend_sh Creator
erlend_sh

It really comes down to the quality of your models and your scene composition skill. Nothing performance wise is gonna stop you from making a scene in jME3 that's as good looking a what you see in a CryEngine game, but those scenes usually took several thousand expert man hours to put together.

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Rhymez15
Rhymez15

Definately the best java graphics engine

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saltedDog
saltedDog

Which language does this engine use?Java?

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SHiRKiT
SHiRKiT

Yes, it uses Java.

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lE0P0lD
lE0P0lD

This engine is the best thing for java game creation.
but still its a bit buggy and the SDK's gui is super slow and buggy.
so I'm using direct LWJGL.

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erlend_sh Creator
erlend_sh

Did you try the RC1 release yet? There's been some major improvements in the SDK, including a big performance boost.

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Developer of 3079 here -- My game wouldn't have existed if it wasn't for this engine. This engine has done so many great things for me, and knowing it is purely Java based allows it to be completely cross-platform without any extra work. Did I mention it is free? These guys deserve tons of credit. This engine is fast and full of features. It also includes a complete Software Development Kit with terrain editors and all sorts of gizmos. Highly recommend this! In response to other review comments…

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