Slick 2D Maven Distribution

The fastest and simplest way to start a new Slick 2D based game.

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You don't need to clone this repository to get started. The project archetype as well as the JARs are published in the official Maven repositories, so you can just follow the steps below from scratch. Clone this project only if you want to contribute to Slick2D or to the game archetype.


Create a Slick 2D game

The command below is using archetypeVersion=1.0.0. Make sure you use the latest available version from Maven central

cd /home/<user>/projects/   -or-   cd C:\Users\<user>\Projects\

# You can omit the last 4 parameters for interactive mode
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.slick2d -DarchetypeArtifactId=slick2d-basic-game-archetype -DarchetypeVersion=1.0.0 -DartifactId=game -Dversion=0.0.1-SNAPSHOT

cd game
mvn clean package

You'll end up with a packaged game in target/ Just unzip and run (Linux) or game.bat (Windows). Alternatively, files are also available unzipped in target/game-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT-release/.

Run/Debug from Eclipse

Configuration-free with the awesome Maven Natives plugin ! Just hit the "Run" button !

Manual steps:

Why ?

I believe making Slick 2D available through Maven will make life easier for users:


It seems that the upstream Slick2D Mercurial repository is not updated any more, despite numerous bug reports and pull requests. Because of that, I'm now accepting patches that I'll integrate and release through Maven. I guess you could consider this project a fork of the official sources.