Some of the games here run on Java in your browser. These require a Java install. Please note that Oracle has had some security issues with client-side Java, so, like anything on the web, take care when enabling Java, and use it at your own risk.
This is the launcher for the history of the Java4k games.
It was originally posted to java-gaming.org.
Current version: 1.1
- Win32 Launcher (.exe and jar) with no included JRE (2 MB)
- Win32 Launcher with a bundled 32-bit JRE (37 MB)
- Executable Jar launcher (2 MB)
- Project site
- All the cached files for the games up to the 2013 competition, and a few 2014 entries. (tar bzip file) (5 MB). Uncompress this file directly into the java4k-launcher directory. This is useful if you want to play the games, and the java4k site is down. Note that some of the games were stored on contestants’ personal web sites, and weren’t available when the files were collected.
The contest version of the Hero Band Revolution! 4k game.
4k Game contest entry for 2013. Your gun is always on!
With this game, I completed my desires for the re-implementation of classic games into Java 4k – the shooter, the text adventure, and rogue.
4k Game contest entry for 2012. An exploration into what you can do with Pong. It was the first time I think the judges really “got” what the game was going for.
Another attempt at a 4k Game contest entry for 2011. This one was a demake of the beautiful game from Tale of Tales, The Graveyard. I ended up not being able to put the amount of content into the game I wanted, so it just half works. It was never actually submitted.
Another 4k Game contest entry for 2011. It’s a text adventure that’s supposed to happen before the original Zork. It’s not necessary, but playing the original would help understand some of the humor.
Another 4k Game contest entry for 2011 (previously known as Quzzle). I never stated it, but it’s a 4k remake of Intelligent Qube.