Why you should care
What is jMonkeyEngine?
Easy: It’s a free, open source game engine, made especially for Java game developers who want to create 3D games using modern technology. The software is programmed entirely in Java, intended for wide accessibility and quick deployment.
Who is jMonkeyEngine for?
It’s definitely not a visual RPG Maker or an FPS modder. You’ll get the most out of the engine if you bring some programming aptitude to the table. Pace yourself, and jMonkeyEngine can be a starting point for any aspiring 3D games developer.
Java served HOT!
Done Right, Java can be blazing fast. To be blunt: Java will always be easier to Do Right than C++. We provide Java developers with the tools they need to make highly performant 3D games on par with any other engine out there, without the headaches of compiler code.
jMonkeyEngine is extensible by design. We picked the New BSD License
and out editor platform with openness and extensibility first in mind. We don’t just have a modular codebase; the jME3 SDK brings its very own plugin framework with automatic updates.
Rapid time to market
We believe that Java as a programming language is perfectly suited for efficient and stable game development. We’ve built a game editor (SDK) on top of the NetBeans Platform
to give developers a fully featured and familiar working environment to code their games in.
Extensive Docs & Support
There’s no excuse for poor documentation, and we don’t need one. Peruse our wiki and you’ll find hundreds of pages detailing all things jME3. On top of that, our community of developers is easily one of the most engaged and helpful pack of monkeys alive.