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Hello can you make a 3d game like minecraft using java?

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closed as not a real question by Tetrad Dec 7 '11 at 4:24

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This must be the most random question I've encountered here yet. You're asking if you can make 3D games in Eclipse, mention that you know it's not a Unity question and you give it the tag "minecraft". This is just pure gold :D – TravisG Jun 18 '11 at 22:52
I just want to know lol sorry man i used that unity thing – keith Jun 18 '11 at 22:55
Eclipse is just an IDE. It doesn't limit the kind of programs you can make. – Michael Madsen Jun 18 '11 at 23:06
I give this question a "Star" (but not an upvote) only because I am so entertained by how "specifically general" it is. @heishe: Random? Well, it certainly wasn't predictable. ;-D – Randolf Richardson Jun 18 '11 at 23:34
Voted to close, not constructive. – AttackingHobo Jun 18 '11 at 23:41

Yes. You can create a 3D game like Minecraft in Java using Eclipse as your source code editor, but that's not all you'll need...

An MMORPG will require a lot of work (MMORPGs aren't known to be small projects), so you'll need a variety of tools for other aspects of the project:

  • graphics editors for various graphics (e.g., logo for the game)
  • 3D modeling tools (to create/modify 3D graphics)
  • word processor for the planning documents (a detailed plan is highly recommended)
  • word processor for writing story-lines (assuming there is at least one story-line)
  • word processor for documentation (your users will want some documentation)
  • web site development/maintenance tools (assuming there will be a web site)
  • accounting software (if your users need to pay for anything)
  • database management tools (you need to save user data and game state at the very least)

(If I've missed some important tools: Please make mention of each tool {and its use}, each in a separate comment {if nobody else has}, and I will likely upvote it.)

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Minecraft in fact is written in Java. – Tim Holt Jun 19 '11 at 6:16
@Tim Holt: +1 because you just made me laugh at myself. =D – Randolf Richardson Jun 19 '11 at 15:27

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