Now Excelsior JET Has Got a Gradle Plugin Too

If you use Gradle to build your Java applications, read on to learn how to compile them down to optimized native executables by pasting a few lines into your Gradle script.

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Weekend Fun: Help Robotality Beta Test a Native Build of Their Desktop Java Game

Halfway is a futuristic turn-based strategy RPG from Robotality. It is written in Java using libGDX and is available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

If you are into this kind of gaming, Robotality just published native builds of Halfway in the beta section, so you can give Halfway a shot for free before heading over to Steam to buy it. (Update: It turns out betas are only available to those who bought the game. Sorry.) We would greatly appreciate your feedback, because, as you may have guessed, those native builds were done with Excelsior JET:

Using JET to compile a native version has been enjoyably straightforward. Once set up, creating a build is a matter of pointing it to the game code & assets, and have it spit out an archive or installer with a native executable a few minutes later.

— Daniel Ludwig, Robotality

Happy gaming!

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