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As time goes by, J2ME is the buzzword that's appearing in more and more magazines and talked about beside more office coffee machines than any other. And slowly, the big handset manufacturers are releasing their first MIDP-compliant phones into the marketplace. In previous issues of JDJ (Vol. 6, issues 7, 8, and 9), you may have read Jason Briggs' articles introducing general MIDlet development techniques. This article will take a swift sidestep and focus on MIDP as a platform for developing games. We can assure you, in the near future, you won't be firing up Snake the next time your train is late. Tied to the '80s In the computer industry we're all becoming accustomed - and complacent - to the fact that processors get faster, memory capacity increases, disks become more capacious, and applications, as a result, become increasingly bloated. Most triple-A game title... (more)