World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lwjgl

Article Id: WHEBN0004363708
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lwjgl  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Comparison of OpenGL and Direct3D, Java 4K Game Programming Contest
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lwjgl

Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL)
Developer(s)
LWJGL team
Stable release 2.9.0 / April 21, 2013; 14 months ago (2013-04-21)
Written in Java, C
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Java software library
License BSD license
Website www.lwjgl.org

The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is an open source Java software library for computer game developers.

LWJGL exposes high performance cross-platform libraries commonly used in developing software games and multimedia titles. It exposes OpenGL (Open Graphics Library), OpenAL (Open Audio Library), OpenCL (Open Computing Language) and allows access to controllers such as gamepads, steering wheels and joysticks in a platform-neutral way.

The primary goal of the project is to provide a technology which allows Java developers to get access to resources that are otherwise unavailable or poorly implemented on the existing Java platform. The main philosophy is to expose underlying technology as a thin wrapper, thus creating a simple API. It is also the basis of many Java game engines and libraries.

LWJGL is available under a BSD license.

See also

  • Java OpenGL, another wrapper library that allows OpenGL to be used in Java programming language
  • JMonkeyEngine, game engine using LWJGL
  • Minecraft, popular game utilizing LWJGL

External links

  • lwjgl.org - Home of the Lightweight Java Game Library
  • LWJGL IRC Channel
  • LWJGL IRC logs

References


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.