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Read maps from the Tiled Map Editor into rust for use in video games. It is game engine agnostic and pretty barebones at the moment. Documentation is available on

Code contributions are welcome as are bug reports, documentation, suggestions and criticism.

There is a package on, to use simply add:

tiled = "0.7.2"

to the dependencies section of your Cargo.toml.


extern crate serialize;
extern crate tiled;

use std::fs::File;
use std::io::BufReader;
use std::path::Path;

use tiled::parse;

fn main() {
    let file = File::open(&Path::new("assets/tiled_base64_zlib.tmx")).unwrap();
    println!("Opened file");
    let reader = BufReader::new(file);
    let map = parse(reader).unwrap();
    println!("{:?}", map);
    println!("{:?}", map.get_tileset_by_gid(22));

Things missing

There are a few things missing at the moment:

  • Terrain
  • Tile flipping
  • Image layers
  • A nice API. At the moment you can access attributes and properties, find tilesets by GID and loop through the tiles. This leaves a user of the library with a bit to do.


assets/tilesheet.png by Buch (

Licenced under MIT

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