raylib is a simple and easy-to-use library to enjoy videogames programming.
raylib is highly inspired by Borland BGI graphics lib and by XNA framework.
raylib is especially well suited for prototyping, tooling, graphical applications, embedded systems and education.
NOTE for ADVENTURERS: raylib is a programming library to enjoy videogames programming; no fancy interface, no visual helpers, no auto-debugging... just coding in the most pure spartan-programmers way.
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- NO external dependencies, all required libraries are bundled into raylib
- Multiple platforms supported: Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android... and many more!
- Written in plain C code (C99) in PascalCase/camelCase notation
- Hardware accelerated with OpenGL (1.1, 2.1, 3.3 or ES 2.0)
- Unique OpenGL abstraction layer (usable as standalone module): rlgl
- Multiple Fonts formats supported (XNA fonts, AngelCode fonts, TTF)
- Outstanding texture formats support, including compressed formats (DXT, ETC, ASTC)
- Full 3D support, including 3D Shapes, Models, Billboards, Heightmaps and more!
- Flexible Materials system, supporting classic maps and PBR maps
- Custom shaders, including model and postprocessing shaders.
- Powerful math module for Vector, Matrix and Quaternion operations: raymath
- Audio loading and playing with streaming support (WAV, OGG, MP3, FLAC, XM, MOD)
- VR stereo rendering support with configurable HMD device parameters
- Bindings to multiple code languages!
raylib uses internally multiple single-file header-only libraries to support multiple fileformats loading and saving, all those libraries are embedded with raylib and available in src/external directory.
native_app_glue module (provided by Android NDK) and native Android libraries are used to manage window/context, inputs and activity life cycle.
On Raspberry Pi,
Videocore API and
EGL libraries are used for window/context management and raw inputs reading.
build and installation
Binary releases for Windows, Linux and macOS are available at the Github Releases page. raylib is also available via multiple package managers on multiple OS distributions. For more info check raylib Wiki.
If you wish to build raylib yourself, the raylib Wiki also contains detailed instructions on how to approach that.
raylib has been developed exclusively using two tools:
Those tools are recommended for raylib development.
- Webpage: http://www.raylib.com
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/raysan5
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/raylibgames
- Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/raylib
- Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/raysan5
- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/raylib
- Discord: https://discord.gg/raylib
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/raylib
If you are using raylib and you enjoy it, please, let me know.
If you are able to contribute, then please helpme!
raylib is licensed under an unmodified zlib/libpng license, which is an OSI-certified, BSD-like license that allows static linking with closed source software. Check LICENSE for further details.