LWJGL 2 - Lightweight Java Game Library


The following is a list of projects that use LWJGL. Please write to info@lwjgl.org if you have a project you want to have listed. Please include 3 small and large screenshots along with a description of your project.

Cultris Back to top

    Website: http://cultris.ath.cx/
    Type: Free game
    Description: Everyone knows Tetris - Cultris is a extremly fast-paced multiplayer version.


SubHunt Back to top

    Website: http://www.efd.lth.se/~d01dj/subhunt/
    Type: Freeware
    Description: A remake of the old arcade game Sub Hunter. You control a surface ship with the mission to destroy as many enemy subs as you can.


Illuminati Back to top

    Website: http://www.ninjasoftware.com/
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Brick-puzzle game featuring awesome visuals and music. A free demo is available for you to check out the addictive gameplay!


Ultratron Back to top

    Website: http://www.puppygames.net/
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission is to avenge the human race, and destroy the four bots of the Apocalypse - Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum! Power up your droid with ever more powerful weaponry as you blast your way through the levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets!


Modern Society: Online Back to top

    Website: http://www.tuonelaproductions.com
    Type: Core gameplay is free but the game is commercial.
    Description: Modern Society: Online is an online multiplayer game based on Tuonela's acclaimed board and educational game Modern Society. Up to six players can take their seats of power and try to influence the society according to their whims against each other. Future versions of MSO will also include a MSO Deck editor that allows players to create and share their own custom games.


Riders on the Storm Back to top

    Website: http://www.the2bears.com/?page_id=652
    Type: Free game
    Description: A vertical shooter with trippy fluid dynamic effects and gameplay


Call of the Kings Back to top

    Website: http://www.callofthekings.com
    Type: Commercial
    Description: It is a time of turmoil and with the old emperor at the brink of insanity and leaving no heir, all the nobles of the Realm realize that they have a legal claim to the Imperial Throne. Personal power struggles and treason leave everything - the economy, government and social order - in chaos. The goal of Call of the Kings is to win the Imperial Throne, take control of the Empire and hold it successfully against the other players. To accomplish this, each player controls a noble family of heroes and retainers. Players must rebuild the economy, and fund an army, by creating commerce in their towns, establishing trade routes and political alliances, building monopolies and collecting revenues from vassals.


TWL Back to top

    Website: http://twl.l33tlabs.org/
    Type: OpenGL UI library
    Description: TWL is a graphical user interface library targeted at games and game editors. It provides a rich set of standard widgets including labels, edit fields, tables, popups, tooltips, frames and a lot more. Different layout container are available to create even the most advanced user interfaces. As games have a high demand on visual identity, TWL provides a very flexible theme manager. The theme manager decouples the visual representation of widgets from the code. Themes are specified in XML and PNG files with full alpha blending for effects such as glow or shadows.


Tribal Trouble Back to top

    Website: http://www.tribaltrouble.com/
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Take the role of a chieftain and lead your clueless kinsmen to new discoveries and victories as tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands. Tribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players as you collect resources, research new ground-breaking technologies (such as the spear) and rejoice as your armies burn down enemy villages.


Devastro Back to top

    Website: http://www.catnapgames.com/games/devastro
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: New action game from Catnap Games. With a squad of recruits you have to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion. Make it the last one and make the slimy bastards remember it well.
Mission objective: Kill all enemy. Are you going to carefully train your recruits to make them tough as Rambo or spend them by the dozens? Scout and plan your attack or open fire the first second?


Puppytron Back to top

    Website: http://www.puppygames.net/
    Type: Freeware game
    Description: Intense shoot-em-up with 100% pure frenzied gameplay. Play for the glory. Only hiscores matter. Play it here


StarShip2D Back to top

    Website: http://www.drx.dk/starship2d.php
    Type: Free, open source game
    Description: StarShip2D is a 2d scroller game, where you shoot incomming enemies with your cannon or powerful rockets.


Arcade Back to top

    Website: http://project2k.yolasite.com/retrostyle.php
    Type: Freeware Game
    Description: The explosions are sweet, and the gameplay is simple: Destroy as many green triangles as you can. Also includes a two-player hotseat mode. No levels, just a constant stream of baddies that just keep on coming! Shields and rockets can help out in tough situations.


Droid Assualt Back to top

    Website: http://www.puppygames.net/droid-assault/index.php
    Type: Commercial
    Description: The droids in Omni-Corp's factory warehouses have been activated somehow and are running amok! Take control of the droids using a remote virus and either destroy or capture all the droids in each warehouse before production can begin again. Omni-Corp needs you!


Micron Back to top

    Website: http://play.minds-eye-games.com/micron/
    Type: Open Source game
    Description: Micron is a randomly generated, 2D abstract shooter. Enter a world of scintillating shapes and colors as you are attacked on all sides. Fight a variety of enemies in an infinite, deadly universe.


DS4: Experimental Shooter Back to top

    Website: http://www.the2bears.com/?page_id=927
    Type: Free game
    Description: A vertical shooter with an endless supply of enemies continuously marching downward. Lock on with your missiles for extra points.


Drommi Race Back to top

    Website: http://www.drommiracing.com/
    Type: Commercial TV-Game
    Description: Bet on your favorite Camelus dromedarius to win the race for you. And then send some SMS to shoot some whips, spurs or even flying carpets to enliven your drommi. The more items you collect the faster your drommi will go. But be aware that you play with or agains all others watching the race! Others may have bet on the same drommi and help you. But most will bet on one of the other eight drommies in the race, so you'll have though competition. The game runs on SuperRTL in Germany and in Cairos Tasliya TV. It is using UTF-16 and therefore multilingual.


jScrabble3D Back to top

    Website: http://jscrabble.wz.cz
    Type: Freeware
    Description: jScrabble3D is an variant for popular game Scrabble, but due to blending powers of graphic cards brings THE THIRD axis of putting the words. Classic game is also included. User defined desks and lettersets.


JGLMark Back to top

    Website: http://jglmark.dev.java.net
    Type: Benchmark
    Description: JGLMark is intended is a platform independent OpenGL benchmark. JGLMark may also be used as a system stress and stability test tool. JGLMark will benchmark the ability of a system to perform various OpenGL tasks.


Newton Adventure Back to top

    Website: http://bci.im
    Type: Open Source
    Description: Newton Adventure is a free and open source 2D platform game. You play Newton, a very special hero who has the power to change gravity direction.


Grappling Hook Back to top

    Website: http://ghook.speedrungames.com/
    Type: Commercial.
    Description: Grappling Hook is an innovative first-person action puzzle / jump 'n' run game. You use the Grappling Hook as a mighty high-tech tool to overcome various challenging obstacles by performing incredible moves and fast combinations of daring tricks. The dynamic and surprising levels open opportunities to use the Grappling Hook in unique ways never seen before in a game. Making your way through the levels requires both skill and creativity, while the increasing difficulty pushes you to become a real master of the Grappling Hook. All this comes together to create an intense, challenging, and rewarding gameplay experience.


Illarion Back to top

    Website: http://illarion.org
    Type: free online roleplaying game
    Description: llarion is a free, graphical fantasy game that focuses on true roleplaying. Come and join the world of Illarion. You'll fully emmerse yourself in this world, as though your character is a real being. All of the characters around you will behave as real people in this independent, mysterious world.


Night Run Back to top

    Website: http://nightrun.frostedberry.com
    Type: Free, open source
    Description: free, open-source platformer created for onegameamonth.com


Monstrumo Back to top

    Website: http://hvor.madpage.com
    Type: The game is currently freeware
    Description: In Monstrumo, a player takes role of an unfortunate character that was turned into zombie with powerful voodoo magic. The story is connected with an isolated islands which are presented in several levels. In order to regain his human state, a player needs to steal life essence from other beings, so he attacks pirate nests in search for his humanity. There are other zombies around on island, so things are more difficult for you!


Vis/Space Back to top

    Website: http://vis.hfbk.net/
    Type: browser / visualisation / arts tool
    Description: Vis/Space allows the placement of various data sources in a three-dimensional environment. New search terms can be entered into a query field, or can be navigated to from an existing visualised keyword. Data is fetched from various web services, but local files could be dropped into too. This tool works best for chill out web surfing experience.


Starfarer Back to top

    Website: http://fractalsoftworks.com
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Two hundred years ago, the galaxy was ravaged by war. The story of Starfarer concerns a sector left largely untouched by the flames. Humanity has been slowly slipping into anarchy, and few outposts of civilization remain - it is a time of frequent conflict, rampant piracy and shifting allegiances. A time of great profit for the few traders able to ply the old trading routes. A time of great danger and greater opportunity.


Keith Goes Painting Back to top

    Website: http://www.wolfysgames.com/
    Type: Free game
    Description: Keiths' Boss has left town with intstructions that all the furniture in his house must be painted. It is up to you to guide Keith around the big house and paint the furniture before his Boss comes home and sacks him. The house seems to be infested with giant worms, flappy bat things and other rare baddies. But fear not, for Keith is armed with a paint gun which can be used splat a path through the house. There are many hidden places to explore and secrets to find, good luck!


Sokobano Back to top

    Website: http://sokobano.sourceforge.net
    Type: Open Source Game / GNU General Public License (GPL)
    Description: Sokobano is a 3D Sokoban game that features different skins & workers, several level sets, resume & replay mode, improved mouse/keyboard control, audio and more.


Strategic Tetris Back to top

    Website: http://donut.spitaki.org/
    Type: Shareware game
    Description: multiplayer Tetris where two players play on the same board at the same time. It's not just about being fast. You have to co-operate and co-ordinate with your friend in order to go higher! Hitting each others pieces makes them move and rotate so its not as easy as it may sound! :) There are also online highscore tables for the registered users where they can compare themselves to other people from all over the world!


Titan Attacks! Back to top

    Website: http://www.puppygames.net
    Type: Commercial
    Description: The Earth is under attack from evil aliens from Titan! Only you can save us all using a hired space ship. Upgrade your ship with bounty money and drive back the Titans across the Solar System, and defeat them on their homeworld. That'll show 'em!


Extorris Back to top

    Website: http://extorris.net
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: The extorris game is multiplayer online game set in a futuristic society of convicts. The game build upon the classic concept of space warfare and exploration. The player is a convict banished by an authority to a far away galaxy. Here is he left on his own with a small ship. His goal is now to survive among the other convicts in a harsh anarchistic world and if possible find a way home.


Slam Soccer 2006 Back to top

    Website: http://www.bolzplatz2006.de/en/
    Type: Free, open source game
    Description: Football World Cup 2006 in Germany! What, you are not taking part? You can not play football at all? As if! Everybody started from scratch. You begin in the muddy village league and work your way up to the international top class of football and build up your own stadium! Now it's up to you: If you also find your way in the dubious business of football and if you get your finances under control, it's just a matter of your skill until you win the cup and are the Slam Soccer World Champion 2006! Slam Soccer 2006 is a funny football game in 3D-comic-style - and it's for free!


Technopolies Back to top

    Website: http://technopolies.net
    Type: Freeware
    Description: Technopolies is an attempt to breed X-COM-like MMORPG where hundreds of players co-exist in multi-faction, constantly changing game world. The accent will be made on giving players the ability to affect game world, and to allow human players to hire teams of computer-controlled players to help in their missions. Currently in development.


ode4j Back to top

    Website: http://www.ode4j.org
    Type: Free open source physics engine
    Description: ode4j is a Java library for 3D game physics. It is a port of the C/C++ Open Dynamics Engine (ODE: www.ode.org). It provides dozens of example applications that use lwjgl for visualizing different features of the library.


FengGUI Back to top

    Website: http://www.fenggui.org/
    Type: API, open source
    Description: FengGUI is a graphical user interface (GUI) application programming interface (API) that runs on LWJGL. It provides all typical GUI components like buttons, sliders, trees, text areas, frames, tabs, etc. which are required to build simple HUDs but also complete GUI systems. The slim and cohesive design as well as its high degree of customization via XML makes FengGUI well suited for game development.


Cultris II Back to top

    Website: http://gewaltig.net
    Type: Free game
    Description: Cultris II is one of the fastest Tetris®-clones ever! Train your reflexes in the single player challenge modes, enjoy a split-screen match with your friends or play over the Internet with the best of the best. Cultris II not only supports various game modes, but all of them with team-play. The exquisite graphics and stylish jungle music makes other clones strike with awe. This is not your grandmother´┐Żs Tetris® anymore...


JOGE Back to top

    Website: http://joge.sf.net
    Type: Free Open Source Game engine
    Description: Joge [Java Opengl Game engine] is a 2D Game engine written in Java. She is stable, fast and very easy to learn. For installation and Video tutorials see project web site.


Herzog3D Back to top

    Website: http://herzog3d.sourceforge.net
    Type: Free, open source game
    Description: 3D action real time strategy based on the Sega Genisis game Herzog Zwei.


RanaRemake Back to top

    Website: http://cezgs.computeremuzone.com/ficha.php?id=747&l=en
    Type: Freeware
    Description: A remake of "RanaRama" (Hewson 1987). You control Mervin that turned into frog himself by mistake. The castle where Mervin lives, has been invaded by an army of Warlocks that you'll need to kill fighting against them in a duel. You'll need to cast some spells to survive to attacks from the enemies that invaded the castle. Ranaremake has mazes, a lot of rooms, spells, exploring, graphics and sound renewed and a lot of additions from the original game.


Super Dudester Back to top

    Website: http://puppygames.net
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Super Dudester is trapped in Dr. Doooom's Bad Trip Machine! Only you can help him escape. The Dude must make his way from the start room to the exit room. Each room he encounters is different, and he must learn how to escape each one.


Lavirinto3d Back to top

    Website: http://lavirinto3d.sourceforge.net
    Type: GPLv3
    Description: Lavirinto3d brings zen wisdom, pipes and Pac-Man together. It's a 3D version of the old atari800xl game Zenji.


SpringWorld Challenge Back to top

    Website: http://www.springworldchallenge.com/
    Type: Commercial
    Description: SpringWorld Challenge is a 2D physics-based computer game where you drive and fly all sorts of vehicles such as cars and rockets. All vehicles are made of springs that can be destroyed and this can radically change the vehicles' behavior and the way they can be controlled. This results in a very challenging and dynamic gameplay experience that you don't want to miss! Try the free demo today!


Typhoon Back to top

    Website: http://www.cokeandcode.com/typhoon
    Type: The game is currently freeware
    Description: Typhoon is a fast pased shooter based on defend a board from a hoard on bad guys. It has been developed as an entry to the OMGCup. You control a player which is moved round one end of the board, while the enemies approach from the other end. Destroy them before they reach you!


JMugen Back to top

    Website: http://mugen-net.sourceforge.net
    Type: Free Open Source Game engine
    Description: is Mugen clone 2D fighting game engine. It's entirely customisable, stages, characters, sound, fx, and menu. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.U.G.E.N


Night Squad 2 Back to top

    Website: http://nightsquad2.freenet.de/?lan=en
    Type: Free game
    Description: Night Squad 2 is a Multiplayer First-Person Shooter made particularly for Casual Gamers. It starts right from the browser. There are four game modes - Deathmatch, Capture (... the nurse), Classic and Elimination (best known from "The Ship"). The basic idea of the game is, that you can shoot only in target mode. However, the targeting laser will tell your position as soon as you start aiming at somebody.


Alien Flux Back to top

    Website: http://puppygames.net
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Defend the cutest, fluffiest little creatures in the Galaxy from a horde of evil aliens from the fifth dimension! With only fast reactions, animal cunning and a very big laser cannon to help you, you must rescue the Fluffies as malevolent Bubbles attempt to turn them into lime jelly. Fast, fun and furious original arcade action, incredible graphics, and atmospheric sound effects combine to make Alien Flux the best arcade shoot-em-up you've played for over a decade!


Tropical Stormfront Back to top

    Website: http://www.operationstormfront.com
    Type: Commercial
    Description: Tropical Stormfront is a real-time strategy (RTS) game played out over lush tropical archipelagos.


Vermin ExTerminator Back to top

    Website: http://www.vermin-exterminator.de/
    Type: Free, open source game
    Description: Vermin ExTerminator is a free multiplayer network game. It's a 2D real-time first-person shooter. Little worms (vermins) fight against each other using hand guns, rifles, grenades or rockets. In other words the game is mix of liero and a real-time worms. The game is written in Java with LWJGL as OpenGL and OpenAL interface. The development is open source and still in progress and till now Vermin ExTerminator is only in alpha version.


Dragon Forever Back to top

    Website: http://www.the2bears.com/?page_id=454
    Type: Free game
    Description: Inspired by Warning Forever, Dragon Forever is a 360 shooter in which you play a Dragon who destroys castles all day long.


Waterstorm Back to top

    Website: http://www.waterstorm-game.com
    Type: Commercial
    Description: Waterstorm is a fast paced 2D submarine multiplayer action shooter. Featuring amazing underwater scenarios, intuitive controls and high-tech weapons, Waterstorm invites gamers to participate in subaqueous battles.
Players from all over the world can join different game modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag and the newly introduced Drone Match. Gamers choose from a variety of mini-submarines, use their tactical as well as team skills and compete for the top ranks in a sophisticated ranking system. Additionally, the game has built-in support for clans by providing clan statistics, organizational tools and even more.


Haxel Back to top

    Website: http://www.haxelgame.com
    Type: Commercial game
    Description: Haxel is a futuristic, moddable, voxel based first person shooter. Create maps collaboratively, or compete online in many modes.


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