MegaZeux is a game creation system (GCS) created by game developer Alexis Janson in 1994. Originally a DOS program, in 2005 a multi-platform port was released by Exophase. The most recent version of MegaZeux is 2.91c, which was released on March 4th, 2018.
MegaZeux is officially supported on Windows, Linux/BSD, MacOS, as well as the NDS, 3DS, Wii, and PSP consoles. Historical support has also existed for GP2X, Pandora, and AmigaOS 4.
Windows releases are packaged with a copy of the game Caverns of Zeux. Older versions are available at DigitalMZX.
Downloads are also available for the following platforms, but are not regularly updated:
|Alice Rowan||Developer/current maintainer|
|Dr. Lancer X||Developer (layer rendering)|
|Adrian Siekierka||Developer (3DS port)|
|Alistair Strachan||Developer (SDL 2 support)|
|Spectere||Mac OS X builds|
Programming and Overall Design by Gilead Kutnick (Exophase), Alistair Strachan (ajs), Alice Rowan (Lachesis) and Lancer-X.
Based off of original program and source code by Alexis Janson.
Help file by Terryn.
Default SMZX palette by Joel Lamontagne (LogiCow).
ccv utility by Lancer-X.
png2smzx utility by Alan Williams (Mr_Alert).
checkres utility by Josh Matthews (Revvy), ajs and Lachesis.
Port contributors: Adrian Siekierka (asiekierka) [3DS], Mr_Alert [Wii], Kevin Vance [NDS], Simon Parzer [GP2X].
Renderer code contributors: LogiCow, Mr_Alert.
Shader code contributors: David Cravens (astral), GreaseMonkey.
Icon by Quantum P.; Extra icons by LogiCow.
GDM conversion by ajs and MadBrain.
Other past contributors: Spider124, Koji, JZig, Akwende, MenTaLguY.
Insidious (.deb Builds)
mzxgiant (MSVC Testing, Bug Fixes)
Quantum P. (OS X Testing / Builds)
Spectere (OS X Builds)
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
Want to talk about MegaZeux? Encountered a bug or would like a new feature? The MegaZeux community and development team can be contacted through Discord, GitHub, or the DigitalMZX forums.