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.
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.