December 1st is on Monday and usually that’s the day the Java4K contest starts. But now for the first time in about 12 years there won’t be a Java4K contest starting. This was really decided last year, lack of participation and loss of interest in the Java platform along with loss of support for Java applets in browsers were the final nails in the coffin. I’m also moving my interests to other pastures.
But although this is a sad thing it’s also about time. I think we should celebrate the amazing games that a lot of people submitted into the contest. The contest was a success, many people had lots of fun both in making the games and also playing them, but now it’s time to move on.