Goals and Features

Libgdx is a Java game development framework that provides a unified API that works across all supported platforms.

The framework provides an environment for rapid prototyping and fast iterations. Instead of deploying to Android/iOS/Javascript after each code change, you can run and debug your game on the desktop, natively. Desktop JVM features like code hotswapping reduce your iteration times considerably.

Libgdx tries not be the "end all, be all" solution. It does not force a specific design on you. Pick and choose from the features below.

Cross-Platform

A single API to target:
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Android (2.2+)
  • BlackBerry
  • iOS
  • Java Applet (requires JVM to be installed)
  • Javascript/WebGL (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, IE via Google Chrome Frame)

3rd Party Support

Libgdx can be integrated with many 3rd party libraries, e.g. for adding leaderboards or multiplayer. We love:

Audio

Input Handling

Math & Physics

File I/O & Storage

Graphics

Utilities