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  1. What is jMonkeyEngine? It's a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology.

    > As Java is generally the fastest GC'd language, what's the current state of Java gamedev? In my eyes, there are no truly viable options out there, mostly due to a lack of approachable GUI game development software or toolkits out there. For example, compare the one option that comes close, jMonkeyEngine (https://jmonkeyengine.org/) to the likes of Unreal (https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/) and Unity...
  2. LITIengine is a free and open source Java 2D Game Engine. It provides all the infrastructure to create tile based 2D games with plain java, be it a platformer or a top-down adventure.

    For native binaries, we now have https://www.graalvm.org/reference-manual/native-image/, but it probably doesn't yet work nicely with game frameworks? Not sure. There are some engines, frameworks: https://jmonkeyengine.org/, https://litiengine.com/, https://libgdx.com/, https://www.lwjgl.org/. But I have no real experience with any of those.
  3. The multiplatform game creation tools for everyone.

    > As Java is generally the fastest GC'd language, what's the current state of Java gamedev? In my eyes, there are no truly viable options out there, mostly due to a lack of approachable GUI game development software or toolkits out there. For example, compare the one option that comes close, jMonkeyEngine (https://jmonkeyengine.org/) to the likes of Unreal (https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/) and Unity...
  4. Feature-packed 2D and 3D open source game engine.

    > As Java is generally the fastest GC'd language, what's the current state of Java gamedev? In my eyes, there are no truly viable options out there, mostly due to a lack of approachable GUI game development software or toolkits out there. For example, compare the one option that comes close, jMonkeyEngine (https://jmonkeyengine.org/) to the likes of Unreal (https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/) and Unity...