At the height of “Minecraft”‘s popularity, a friend and I vowed to pull an all-nighter and each come out of it having learned a new technology and finished a project. I was bumbling around on the development background of “Minecraft”, and saw that it had used a library called LWJGL, or LightWeight Java Game Library. I decided I would make a simple game in Java with the same library powering half of the “Gaming” section on YouTube’s content, and what is the simplest game even a total Java newbie could pull off in a night? The one, the only: Pong.
Check out my incredibly simple, miracle-it-works version of Pong written in Java here!