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Games that needs to be on Blu-ray Java.

 


The game library is currently small, there are some different types of genres of games that are suitable for remotes and a gamepad and content they need to be appealing to players. If your a devleoper, I DARE you to make these BDJ games. 

RECAP: Blu-ray tech specifications and limitations

  • All Blu-ray players have a mandatory 1 GB flash storage to install data content off the disc or download/upload content off the Intenet/LAN via Ethernet/WI-FI like updates, expansions, mods, and other stuff.
  • The official memory (RAM) of Blu-rays is 6 MB, but unofficially 96 MB, and you can do ALOT with that.  https://github.com/sleirsgoevy/power-of-bdj
  • Video Codecs are AVC, VC-1, and MPEG.
  •  Audio Codecs are Dolby Digital, DTS Master Audio, and LPCM.
  • Images codecs are JPEG, PNG, and GIF. 
  • Java 1.3 and AWT only, no other graphics APIs available, such as SDL or OpenGL. And you don't have any 3D APIs available either.
  • Max disc compacity is 25,50,100 or 128 GB. 15GB for Mini BD.
  • Max resolution 1080p.

Remote only

These games are suitable for a remote control since they only let press and/or hold one bottom at a time. You can use "pop-up menu" button or "main menu" button to pause and go to the game settings without leaving the game. 


Bejeweled-type game

Me and everyone else likes Bejeweled and its clones like Candy Crush. They're fun and can be relaxing. It can have 5.1 Uncompressed LPCM audio for a smoothing soundtrack and have AVC 1080p video for the beautiful backgrounds (either with live action or pre-rendered CGI, similar to Tetris CD-i. This is one of the most easiest games with a remote. You also offer local multiplayer (via Ethernet to usb), LAN, Online Multiplayer, Local/Online Leaderboards, and in-game challenges/achievments. You also offer extras to increase the game's value like an art gallery, backgrounds as screensavers, BGM, and mod support.


Tetris-like game

Ah yes, who doesn't love everyone favorite Russian video game? You can use the left and right buttons to guide your incoming tetris piece. Use the colored buttons to rotate the tetris piece to fit in the puzzle.  It can have 5.1 Uncompressed LPCM audio for a smoothing soundtrack and have AVC 1080p video for the beautiful backgrounds (either with live action or pre-rendered CGI, similar to Tetris CD-i. This is one of the most easiest games with a remote. You also offer local multiplayer (via Ethernet to usb), LAN, Online Multiplayer, Local/Online Leaderboards, and in-game challenges/achievments. You also offer extras to increase the game's value like an art gallery, backgrounds as screensavers, BGM, and mod support.

Also, if you want to, you can add a story mode like Magical Tetris Challenge.


Chess & Checkers

Ah yes Chess and Checkers. Both games can be put together in one, as they are both turned-based tragedy. You use your remote to move the game pieces. 2 modes, normal play or multi Chess puzzles and variants. You can use the open-source Chess engines.

You can import your chess data via Ethernet/LAN/local wi-fi to your computer. You also offer local multiplayer taking turns using the same remote, use Bots, LAN, Online multiplayer, local/online leaderboards. You can add 2.1 LPCM audio for the music. For extras, BGM, history about chess, detail about each chess piece w/ photo.

If you want to, you can make it with Battle Chess-esque gameplay, with pre-rendered game pieces and pre-rendered action scenes in AVC video similar to the 3D reboot. If you're going to do this, I recommend using Dolby Digital (patent expired) for compression and less disc space. (640 kbit/s) 


Turn based Role Playing Game

Turn based RPGs are perfect for BDJ with a remote. You have the enter button, arrows keys, colored buttons, pop-up menu button, main menu button and numbered keys to its advantage. Real-time RPGs wouldn't be great with a remote. It have 2D 16-bit spites or pre-rendered 3D graphics like Fallout. It can have leaderboards, multiplayer, or mods. Extras: Art/Photo gallery and BGM (earn them in-game).


Hidden Object / Point 'n Click adventure 

Most causal players on PC love Hidden Object games and Point n Click Adventure games. Adventure games were very popular in the late 80's and 90's like Monkey Island. 

Most of these kind of games can be relaxing with you enjoying the story and figuring out puzzles. 

It should include extras.



Mahjong

Who doesn't love Mahjong?


Solitaire Collection 

Solitaire is one of everyone's favorite games and its variants, Klondike, Free Cell, Spider, Pyramid, and TriPeaks. It should include relaxing music, custom backgrounds/cards, daily challenges, a scoring system, leaderboards, rewards, statistics, etc. 




Turn based strategy

I've already mentioned Chess n' Checkers as they are both TBS games. But non-classic TBS games can be a welcome addition to the BDJ platform. 


Snake

In the history of gaming this is the most influential game in the video game universe, It's a classic arcade game called snake unless you've been living under a rock the past 30 years you know what I'm talking about when I say google snake and unless you've lived under a boulder the last 30 years you've probably seen this game even if you don't recognize the name the principal of this game is very simple.

You're a e snake and you're crawling around endlessly trying to eat the food while staying away from the walls and staying away from your own ever-expanding tail pretty much all versions of this game and believe me there are plenty have the same principle and the only thing that's advanced is the graphics and the controls nothing else but I'm getting ahead of myself here let's look at where this all began. This should easy with a remote control.


Turned-based Tactical shooter

Unlike real-time shooters, Turn based shooters is a shooter when you take turns and use your strategy wisely. Doom II RPG is a good example, as it was made for phones with the same equivalent function as a remote control. Some BD players are slow, so it is recommended to give this type of game graphics options since all BD players use a CPU only.


FMV 

FMV (Full Motion Video) have been criticized for its poor quality control and cheesiness back in the 90's, thus killed it's reputation for the future for the mainstream especially from the Sega CD and CD-i. But now has become as niche and underrated genre for video games and movies in general. FMV games are not bad at all unless they're done right. There's Blu-ray FMV interactive games like Dragon's Lair and recently, Batman: Death in the Family. You can make an Choose your Adenture or Telltale style game. FMV games are also on Steam and GOG. But one advantage is the high bitrate with AVC video, if you want to add more video, it's recommended to use Dolby Digital. 


Well, that's all the game genre I could think of for using a remote control. There are BDJ game genres that's recommended with a gamepad, but that's for another article. Not all but most BD players are not compatible with gamepads or Keyboard/mouse, unless it's connected via WI-FI or Ethernet to USB cable. 

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