Java Game Development Online Course

Java Game Development Online Courses in South Africa


2KO Africa presents a course in Java Game development, where users will learn to create a game similar to flappy bird. This Java Game Development online course is not available as a full-time instructor led courses in Cape Town, but IS available as elearning. 2KO Africa delivers top-quality computer training across most IT Platforms, as well as a large catalogue of online courses which are available internationallyfrom the comfort of home or work.


Have you ever wondered how all those cool applications and games around the web are made? The answer is: Java. If you know anything about Java, you'll know that it can be used in an almost endless number of ways. One of the most popular uses is for game development. Since gaming is a billion dollar industry and rising, there are plenty of exciting employment opportunities to be found. To get one of those coveted jobs however, you need to have the broadest skill set possible. A comprehensive understanding of Java game development is an excellent place to start.



Learn the World's Most Popular Programming Language

Learn Java and game development by creating a Flappy Bird clone

Customise your game and build a framework for other games

Improve your knowledge of object oriented programming

Grasp the most important concepts of game programming


Become a Java Script Expert
The best way to learn a practical skill is by doing, and that's exactly how this course works. You will focus on creating a clone of the popular Flappy Bird game, and along the way you'll pick up everything you need to know about Java game development.

You'll learn valuable concepts of games programming like effective game loops, loading resources onto your game, creating and customising windows, interfaces, games engines, and input handlers. Having completed the 28 lectures and 2 hours of content, you won't just have developed a Flappy Bird game; you'll have developed a solid framework that can be used for any 2D game.

This course has been designed with intermediate programmers in mind. You will need to be familiar with the Java programming language and comfortable with object oriented programming. If you are a complete beginner, we recommend starting off with one of our beginner level Java, game development or programming courses first.

Tools Used

Netbeans IDE: Netbeans is a free, open source Integrated Development Environment written completely in Java and intended for development solely in Java (although it does support other languages such as PHP, C++ and HTML5). It is a cross platform IDE that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris and has a worldwide community of users and developers. It allows users to quickly and easily develop all manner of desktop, mobile and web applications.


Class Curriculum


Introduction to the Course



Initialising the game window 

Section Introduction

Initialising the game window


Updatable and Renderable interfaces 

Section Introduction

Updatable and Renderable Interfaces


Rendering to the screen

Section Introduction

Rendering to the Screen

More in-depth explanation of rendering


The game loop

Section Introduction

Introduction to the Game Loop's Logic

The Update Logic

The Render Logic

FPS Check Logic and the Main Method


Game entities part 1

Section Introduction

The Flappy Bird

Programming the Pipes (Part 1)

Programming the Pipes (Part 2)

Programming the Pipes - Updating

Programming the Pipes - Rendering


Game input

Section Introduction

Input and a Preview of the Pipes


Game entities part 2

Section Introduction

Initialising and Sprite Loading

The Basic Movement Logic

Finishing Collision Detection




Course Outro