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Create native 2D games in JavaScript, Lua and Python.

A slim, fast and easy to learn framework for creating 2D computer games scripted in a variety of scripting languages, including JavaScript, Lua and more. It's completely free to use & publish with. Open-source (under the zlib license), written in C/C++, and super cross-platform friendly.

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A screenshot of the Xentu Creator IDE


To get started download and install the Xentu Creator IDE for Windows using the button below. If you have Linux or MacOS see the GitHub page here to see how to install on those systems.

  Download Xentu Creator (43.1 MB)

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Fully Featured IDE

Build games using the bundled IDE Xentu Creator. Featuring a code editor with syntax highlighting & code completion, debugging, a sprite sheet editor, and game publishing out of the box!
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Native JavaScript

Xentu is one of the first game engines that enable you to take your JavaScript skills from the browser, and transfer them to a native environment. No need for a nodejs, or a browser, just build and play.
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Reliable Back end

Xentu uses an SDL/OpenGL back end, which is highly dependable, and makes it easy to run on other types devices and OS's. Out of the box we support Windows, MacOS (intel & apple silicon) & Linux.
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Asset Management

Xentu features a virtual file system, that gives you full control over how assets like textures and audio files are bundled with your games. With one of the features allowing you to bundle assets in zip archives.
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Sprites & Tilemaps

The engine supports the use of sprite sheets and tilemaps (in tmx format) to aid in making game worlds easier to build. You also get fine control on how these are rendered to the screen.
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Sound & Music

Play sound effects, and audio tracks in a variety of audio formats such as WAV, OGG, FLAC, MP3 (requires license), MIDI and MOD using the built-in 8-channel audio mixer system.

Help Support The Project

The Xentu game engine is entirely open-source and volunteer based. If you would like to help the project by keeping us topped up with coffee, then please consider making a donation:

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