I am creating an iPhone game using cocos2d + box2d that needs a lot of levels. My friends and I are creating the game and most of them have no programming experience and end up with nothing to do. I want to make a level creator / editor java applet that can create a level file and then I can parse that file into a box2d level with objective-c
The only problem is that I have never done game programming with java so I'm not sure where to start. I want to create something like this level editor video and let the user add predefined shapes like circles and boxes.
I can do all the objective-c side of things so I just need help with the java side
Any advice? Thanks