JavaMappy is the Java playback library for Mappy, the designer for 2D tile based games. JavaMappy renders multi-layered maps for:
Mappy is a map editor used to produce maps from blocks of graphics for use in games. Think about background and level designs in platform games, scrolling shoot'em'ups, mobile phones, etc. These are all produced by applications like Mappy. See the Mappy Website (http://www.tilemap.co.uk/) for more details.
JavaMappy is then used for drawing your maps on the screen, scrolling it about and accessing its properties. It also provides pluggable renderers for use in J2ME applications, Applets, Java full screen games and more besides.
Mappy is one of the most powerful and versatile map editors on the market today, and it's free. There's not much point in the editor being free if you can't use the maps you make with it, is there now? So JavaMappy is also FREE!! Oh, and for the techies amongst you, I even hand out the source code!