Ponchoman3D – A third-person Jump ‘n’ Run written in Java3D.

By Christopher, February 23, 2010

Ponchoman3D is a Java3D Game which was developed by me and 7 other students as a project in computer graphics in 5. semester (bachlor). The core development was done in about 8 weeks. Some new features (enemies,bug fixes..) are provided by me and another student after the project finish.  The graphic modelling was done in Blender. This project is open source(GPL V3) and I am the maintainer of this project. If you interested to join our project, please contact me.


Ponchoman3D is a third-person 3D Jump’n’Run based on Java3D. Running only
with Java JRE on Windows and Linux. It contains one playable RANDOM level
with enemies, pirate ship, sounds, animations, Day and Night …

You could download the game from http://cs.ba-berlin.de/

Read the README for more information and running instruction.

Some impressions:

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The current available package does not contain sources. If you are interested in it, please contact me, but a bigger package with sources is coming soon.

Interesting aspects:

The game has some very interesting aspects for Java3D developers:

  • collision detection
  • Third-person camera
  • Easy loading of complex models and animations from blender
  • resource saving handling of loaded models

If you have any questions, please contact me.