LWJGL - Lightweigt Java Game Library

Introduction

The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is a solution aimed directly at professional and amateur Java programmers alike to enable commercial quality games to be written in Java. LWJGL provides developers access to high performance crossplatform libraries such as OpenGL (Open Graphics Library), OpenCL (Open Computing Language) and OpenAL (Open Audio Library) allowing for state of the art 3D games and 3D sound. Additionally LWJGL provides access to controllers such as Gamepads, Steering wheel and Joysticks. All in a simple and straight forward API.

LWJGL is not meant to make writing games particularly easy; it is primarily an enabling technology which allows developers to get at resources that are simply otherwise unavailable or poorly implemented on the existing Java platform. We anticipate that the LWJGL will, through evolution and extension, become the foundation for more complete game libraries and "game engines" as they have popularly become known, and hide some of the new evils we have had to expose in the APIs.

LWJGL is available under a BSD license, which means it's open source and freely available at no charge.

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News

LWJGL 2.9.1 Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Almost christmas! - New release with a slew of fixes and a bit of feature creep :) Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.9.0 Sunday, April 21st, 2013
New release with a complete rewrite of the OSX backend and a lot of fixes! Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.5 Sunday, November 4th, 2012
It's that time again. You know the drill! Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.4 Sunday, June 3rd, 2012
Summer! - time for a new release! Now you have an excuse for staying inside from that pesky sun and code all day long ;) Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.3 Monday, January 23rd, 2012
First release in the new year. New OpenGL and OpenCL additions as well as some important MacOSX fixes. Please update ASAP. Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.2 Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Bugfix release + some minor features. Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.1 Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Bugfix release + some minor features. Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

LWJGL 2.8.0 Sunday, October 9th, 2011
Finally a new release! This is a pretty big update with a slew of new features as well of bug fixes. Get it at the usual location
Please check this thread for more info regarding the release.

 
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