I don't get much time to learn new technologies at home, and I've wanted to play around with Java. I did a bit of experimenting with Java Monkey Engine (Java Monkey Engine (JME)).
I also took a look at Jython today (Jython), which is a Python interpreter written in Java, instead of C. The beauty of this is that you can access Java classes directly from within Python code! Amazing!
Jython could be perfect for scripting an application/game, which is something I've been interested in for a while. I have an idea for a small two-player, turn based, stratgey game (when is any game small??), so I may just prototype some ideas in Jython and JME. I also found FengGUI, which is an OpenGL based GUI. I would only need this if I didn't want the user interface in my game written using Swing or AWT.
So much cool technology and so little time!!!