Java is a reflective, object-oriented programming language initially developed by James Gosling and colleagues at Sun Microsystems in 1991, as part of the Green Project. It was initially called Oak, and was intended to replace C++, although its feature set resembles more that of Objective-C.
Specifications of the Java language, the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and the Java API are community-maintained through the Sun-managed Java Community Process.
After first being made public in 1994, it achieved prominence following the announcement at 1995's SunWorld that Netscape would be including support for it in their next version of the Navigator browser.
- Object orientation
- Platform independence
- Automatic garbage collection
Java has excellent features for roguelike development, due to object orientation and platform independence; however, it still has some disadvantages:
- Lower perfomance
- No native console support. Developers of ASCII roguelikes must wither
Still, some Java roguelikes exists, these are:
And there are currently some projects that are being built around Java too