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0 comments by erlend_sh on Feb 15th, 2014

Introducing "Capuchin Prime"

Technically version 3.0.5, this lovable capuchin marks the end of an era for us. What started as what some might've thought was an April fool's joke quickly made other monkeys curious and before long, "jMonkeyEngine 3.0" was the talk of the jungle. There must have been some truly tasty bits in there, because the project just kept attracting one crazy talented primate after the other, and suddenly we were a proper little family (warts and all!), in a tribe of exceptional contributors committed to be part of the pack, through good and bad.

When we released our first alpha back in June 2010, we definitely weren't saying amongst ourselves "wohoo! only 4 years to go!". However:

  • Development never stopped
  • New contributors kept coming
  • More games got made
  • And it amounted to one heck of an impressive conclusion.

It's all semantics really. The project has been quite darn stable ever since our first beta release. We could have easily slapped the "Stable" sticker on it then - we chose to do it now. Why? Because bananas. Life. People switching jobs, taking the leap into indie, relatives passing, babies being born (and conceived; high five!)... But we've finally run out of excuses, and now so have you: It's time to make that game!

Download it now, it's free!

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ceiphren
ceiphren Jun 25 2012, 7:22am says:

A very short learning curve, stability, cross-plattform and a good performance made the engine my choice.

Not to forget that the community is very active and nearly every question gets a good answer.

I'm excited what they will do next.

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erlend_sh Creator
erlend_sh Jun 27 2012, 5:59am replied:

Thanks! As for the "next up", the most prevalent milestones would be further improved Android support as well as finally going Stable.

Along with that, we'll be doing a lot of cool new publicity stuff now that I'm done with my education :D

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Silent_Scream
Silent_Scream Apr 24 2012, 3:19am says:

This engine is why I'm going to learn Java instead of C++. It proves to me that AAA Quality graphics, excellent gameplay, good responsiveness, and stability can be had all at once with an interpreted language.

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Katana_
Katana_ Jun 7 2012, 12:10am replied:

By "good responsiveness" you mean "lag galore", right?

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Phr00t
Phr00t Apr 20 2012, 1:51pm says:

This engine is great -- thanks guys, my 3079 game wouldn't have existed without it :)

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newbie2356
newbie2356 Mar 24 2012, 11:26pm says:

Cool, bsd license. I like the sound of that.

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FrenchDeath
FrenchDeath Mar 20 2012, 1:09pm says:

Nice Engine !

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Waddlesticks
Waddlesticks Jan 10 2012, 7:45pm says:

Is this going to be a free engine, pay once (Cheap), pay once (expensive) or like a yearly fee?
Could you please pm me?

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erlend_sh Creator
erlend_sh Jan 14 2012, 2:32pm replied:

Sorry I couldn't get back to you sooner, I gotta figure out how to turn on notifications for these comments.

To answer your question, this engine is entirely free and open source. There's nothing stopping you from visiting jmonkeyengine.org right now and downloading the latest Beta release. Have fun!

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Waddlesticks
Waddlesticks Jan 15 2012, 10:03am replied:

Sweet thanks!

I'm not sure but I don't think thats supported ):

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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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