David Brackeen grew up in Texas and has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas. He has created many games, level editors, and multimedia products in Java, including Scared (a 3D shooter game) and Race3d (a 3D racing engine used in several games). He will neither confirm nor deny allegations that he ever drank rainwater from a shoe. He currently resides in Los Angeles, but you can find him at www.brackeen.com.
This guy is a true Game Programmer Guru. He is also very clear with his words and code. I don't think there is any other Java Game Programming book that comes even close to this... Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by NIO
I have read countless books on games and Java and all those pale in comparision to this book. It teaches one thing: how to make games in Java. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2004 by O. Christensen
This is a great book. Only thing that confuses me is the whole Ant thing. Can someone who bought this book help me? Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2004 by MC117
I have been working w/ Java for the past 4 years in the corporate environment, but have always had a passion for games. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by John Reynolds
I've been developing in java for about seven years now. This book is awsome!! It's well written and waisted no time getting into the stuff I needed help with. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by "tksinnott"
All the other books on this topic are just crap. Brackeen is
way ahead of anyone else. The chapters on 3D programming might
be a bit too short, though. Read more
I have been teaching Java to gifted adolescents for years and have developed my own method for teaching Java geared to video game development. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by jam jenkins
If you know java and are interested in game programming, buy this book. It is so great. It is instant game programming gratification. Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2003