absCanvas is my very own java game engine. And by the time it is probably the project i used in the most other things.
The idea was to create a (in the beginning) very simple game engine that doesn't depend on other libraries.
(except a few, like a sound library - if you use sounds)
The drawing is down per Active-Rendering directly on the normal canvas.
The main advantage are the multiple integrated features like
- a complex menusystem with different components, different screens and even animated transitions between them.
- classes to support loading sprites from spritesheets and to create animated entities.
- configurable collision detection
- a (not fully finished) Network support where multiple people control different entities on the same world.
- my own custom map saveformat with IO classes and an editor
absCanvas was initially only for my own projects, and if you want to write a game you are probably better to just use one of the bigger game frameworks.
But if you want to see a game framework, made completely from the bottom of java this could be interesting