JPlatformer is a classic platform game that comes with a built-in world editor. This game is all about collecting score, avoiding deadly creatures and reaching the finish line. The included editor enables the player to create, test and play their own worlds. JPlatformer is built on libGDX, it is portable and runs cross-platform thanks to Java.
Going open source
I developed JPlatformer as a spare time project a couple of years ago and had a great time putting together all kinds of work for it, like writing code, drawing sprites and recording audio samples. Being one of my first major software projects, JPlatformer was quite a challenge and a great way to dive into the Java programming language. As the project came to an end, I published it as freeware on various platforms. Initially, I didn't even think about going open source. However, after some very positive feedback and source code requests, I decided to release JPlatformer as open source software.
This repository is all you need in order to run and modify JPlatformer. Please feel free to contribute and extend the project. There is plenty of room for improvements and new ideas.
JPlatformer is a Java project and utilizes Maven. Please make sure you have the Java 8 JDK or higher and Maven installed. It's very easy to get JPlatformer up and running. Run
mvn clean compile exec:java to launch the game and
mvn package to build. Please refer to the Maven documentation for details.
You can download the latest release right here.
Just unzip the downloaded file to wherever you want and launch
jplatformer.jar to start the game. Windows users may launch
jplatformer.exe alternatively. JPlatformer requires Java 8 or higher and runs on all supported platforms.
These are some screenshots of the game showing the main menu, some gameplay and the world editor.
Thank you very much for your work.
- Luki (Polish translation)
This project is licensed under the MIT license.
Copyright (c) 2016-2018 Stefan Hösemann
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