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bgfx - Cross-platform rendering library

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What is it?

Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

Supported rendering backends:

  • Direct3D 9
  • Direct3D 11
  • Direct3D 12 (WIP)
  • Metal (WIP)
  • OpenGL 2.1
  • OpenGL 3.1+
  • OpenGL ES 2
  • OpenGL ES 3.1
  • WebGL 1.0
  • WebGL 2.0

Supported HMD:

  • OculusVR (1.3.0)

Supported platforms:

  • Android (14+, ARM, x86, MIPS)
  • asm.js/Emscripten (1.25.0)
  • FreeBSD
  • iOS (iPhone, iPad, AppleTV)
  • Linux
  • MIPS Creator CI20
  • Native Client (PPAPI 37+, ARM, x86, x64, PNaCl)
  • OSX (10.9+)
  • RaspberryPi
  • SteamLink
  • Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
  • WinRT (WinPhone 8.0+)

Supported compilers:

  • Clang 3.3 and above
  • GCC 4.6 and above
  • VS2012 and above

Languages:

Building

Examples

API Reference

Tools

Who is using it?

Airmech

http://airmech.com/ AirMech is a free-to-play futuristic action real-time strategy video game developed and published by Carbon Games.
airmech

cmftStudio

https://github.com/dariomanesku/cmftStudio cmftStudio - cubemap filtering tool.
cmftStudio

Crown

https://github.com/taylor001/crown Crown is a general purpose data-driven game engine, written from scratch with a minimalistic and data-oriented design philosophy in mind.
Crown screenshot

Offroad Legends 2

http://www.dogbytegames.com/ Dogbyte Games is an indie mobile developer studio focusing on racing games.
ios

Torque6

https://github.com/andr3wmac/Torque6 Torque 6 is an MIT licensed 3D engine loosely based on Torque2D. Being neither Torque2D or Torque3D it is the 6th derivative of the original Torque Engine. Torque 6 Material Editor

twinkle

https://github.com/cgbystrom/twinkle GPU-accelerated UI framework powered by JavaScript for desktop/mobile apps. Idea is to combine the fast workflow and deployment model of web with the performance of native code and GPU acceleration.

Lumix Engine

https://github.com/nem0/LumixEngine LumixEngine is a MIT licensed 3D engine. The main goal is performance and Unity-like usability.
LumixEngine screenshot

Kepler Orbits

https://github.com/podgorskiy/KeplerOrbits KeplerOrbits - Tool that calculates positions of celestial bodies using their orbital elements. Web Demo

CETech

https://github.com/cyberegoorg/cetech - CETech is Data-Driven game engine and toolbox inspired by Bitsquid/Stingray engine.
CETech screenshot

ioquake3

https://github.com/jpcy/ioq3-renderer-bgfx - A renderer for ioquake3 written in C++ and using bgfx to support multiple rendering APIs.
ioq3-renderer-bgfx screenshot

DLS

http://makingartstudios.itch.io/dls - DLS the digital logic simulator game.
dls-screenshot

MAME

https://github.com/mamedev/mame MAME - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator Try MAME in Browser!
mame-screenshot

Blackshift

https://blackshift.itch.io/blackshift - Blackshift is a grid-based, space-themed action puzzle game which isn't afraid of complexity — think Chip's Challenge on crack.

Blackshift Trailer, May 2016

Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with Linearly Transformed Cosines

https://eheitzresearch.wordpress.com/415-2/ - Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with Linearly Transformed Cosines, Eric Heitz, Jonathan Dupuy, Stephen Hill and David Neubelt, ACM SIGGRAPH 2016

Real-Time Polygonal-Light Shading with Linearly Transformed Cosines

Dead Venture

http://www.dogbytegames.com/dead_venture.html - Dead Venture is a new Drive 'N Gun game where you help a handful of survivals reach the safe haven: a military base on a far island.

Dead Venture - Gameplay Teaser (iOS / Android)

REGoth

https://github.com/degenerated1123/REGoth - Open source reimplementation of the zEngine, used by the game "Gothic" and "Gothic II".

Browser demo: http://gothic-dx11.de/gothic-js/REGoth.html

REGoth Engine

Ethereal Engine

https://github.com/volcoma/EtherealEngine EtherealEngine C++ Game Engine and WYSIWYG Editor
EtherealEngine screenshot

Go Rally

http://gorallygame.com/ - Go Rally is top-down rally game with a career mode, multiplayer time challenges, and a track creator.

Go Rally

Fiber2D

https://github.com/s1ddok/Fiber2D#fiber2d - Fiber2D - Cross-platform 2D Game Engine in pure Swift
Fiber2D Demo Gif

On the Hunt

http://www.indiedb.com/games/on-the-hunt - On the Hunt is an open world hunting game in development. It's a combination of FPS and stealth.
On the Hunt

FbxPipeline

https://github.com/VladSerhiienko/FbxPipeline - Yet another FBX exporter with flatbuffers serialization.

FRAG - Framework for Rather Awesome Games

http://fragworks.io/ - FRAG is a cross-platform 2D game creation framework for the Nim programming language.

vg-renderer

https://github.com/jdryg/vg-renderer#vg-renderer - A vector graphics renderer for bgfx, based on ideas from both NanoVG and ImDrawList (Dear ImGUI)

Zombie Safari

http://www.dogbytegames.com/zombie_safari.html - Do what you please in this Open-World Offroad Driving game: explore massive landscapes, complete challenges, smash zombies, find secret locations, unlock and upgrade cars and weapons, it's up to you!

Zombie Safari - Official Gameplay Trailer (Android)

License (BSD 2-clause)

Copyright 2010-2017 Branimir Karadzic. All rights reserved.

https://github.com/bkaradzic/bgfx

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

   1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice,
      this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

   2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
      notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
      documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY COPYRIGHT HOLDER ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
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