raylib is highly inspired by Borland BGI graphics lib and by XNA framework. Allegro and SDL have also been used as reference.
NOTE for ADVENTURERS: raylib is a programming library to learn videogames programming; no fancy interface, no visual helpers, no auto-debugging... just coding in the most pure spartan-programmers way. Are you ready to learn? Jump to code examples!.
some raylib features
- Hardware accelerated with OpenGL (1.1, 2.1, 3.3 or ES 2.0)
- Unique OpenGL abstraction layer (usable as standalone module): [rlgl]
- Powerful fonts module with SpriteFonts support (XNA fonts, AngelCode fonts, TTF)
- Outstanding texture formats support, including compressed formats (DXT, ETC, ASTC)
- Full 3d support for 3d Shapes, Models, Billboards, Heightmaps and more!
- Flexible Materials system, supporting classic maps and PBR maps
- Shaders support, including Model shaders and Postprocessing shaders
- Powerful math module for Vector, Matrix and Quaternion operations: [raymath]
- Audio loading and playing with streaming support (WAV, OGG, FLAC, XM, MOD)
- Multiple platforms support: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Raspberry Pi and HTML5
- VR stereo rendering support with configurable HMD device parameters
- Minimal external dependencies (GLFW3, OpenGL, OpenAL)
- Complete bindings to Lua (raylib-lua) and Go (raylib-go).
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raylib is open-source and free to use. View license.