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. Allegro and SDL have also been used as reference.


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. Are you ready to learn? Jump to code examples!


raylib supported platforms

raylib supports multiple target platforms, it has been tested in the following platforms but, technically, any platform that supports C language and OpenGL graphics is valid for raylib or can be very easily ported to.


windows platform linux platform macos platform freebsd platform raspberrypi platform raspberrypi desktop platform android platform html5 platform

raylib language bindings

You can code using raylib in multiple languages! Some raylib users have created raylib bindings to multiple languages. Here's a list of the bindings I'm aware of


c-sharp raylib binding python raylib binding pascal raylib binding ruby raylib binding java raylib binding lua raylib binding go raylib binding more raylib bindings

raylib features
- NO external dependencies, all required libraries included with 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]
- 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, MP3, FLAC, XM, MOD)
- VR stereo rendering support with configurable HMD device parameters
- Bindings to Lua (raylib-lua), Go (raylib-go) and more!

raylib architechture

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raylib is open-source and free to use. View license.