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Urho3D is a free lightweight, cross-platform 2D and 3D game engine implemented in C++ and released under the MIT license. Greatly inspired by OGRE and Horde3D.

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Licensed under the MIT license, see LICENSE for details.


Before making pull requests, please read the Contribution checklist and Coding conventions pages from the documentation.


Urho3D is greatly inspired by OGRE ( and Horde3D ( Additional inspiration & research used:

Urho3D uses the following third-party libraries:

DXT / PVRTC decompression code based on the Squish library and the Oolong Engine. Jack and mushroom models from the realXtend project. ( Ninja model and terrain, water, smoke, flare and status bar textures from OGRE. BlueHighway font from Larabie Fonts. Anonymous Pro font by Mark Simonson. NinjaSnowWar sounds by Veli-Pekka Tätilä. PBR textures from Substance Share. ( IBL textures from HDRLab's sIBL Archive. Dieselpunk Moto model by allexandr007. Mutant & Kachujin models from Mixamo. License / copyright information included with the assets as necessary. All other assets (including shaders) by Urho3D authors and licensed similarly as the engine itself.


Urho3D classes have been sparsely documented using Doxygen notation. To generate documentation into the "Docs" subdirectory, open the Doxyfile in the "Docs" subdirectory with doxywizard and click "Run doxygen" from the "Run" tab. Get Doxygen from & Graphviz from See section "Documentation build" below on how to automate documentation generation as part of the build process.

The documentation is also available online at

Latest documentation:

Documentation on how to build Urho3D: Documentation on how to use Urho3D as external library

Replace HEAD with a specific release version in the above links to obtain the documentation pertinent to the specified release. Alternatively, use the document-switcher in the documentation website to do so.


The change history is available online at