I don't see why not knowing memory management would keep you from developing a game. Scorched Earth 2000 is an online version of SE that uses Java for both client and server. It performs pretty well and last time I tried it was pretty much bug free. Also I would consider it a bit more complex than asteroids or space invaders.Originally Posted by Bubba
Personally I don't have anything against garbage collectors. And I especially don't see how using them automatically makes you a bad programmer. The main thing I like about C++ is that you can choose whether or not to use a GC. In fact you can even code your own and have it behave like you want it to behave.