Free software game engine focusing on developing games faster, more modular and stable with true -1 day portability support.

The Drag[en]gine Game Engine is dual licensed under L-GPL (for commercial projects and proprietary use like on consoles) and GPL (for free game project). This affects only game engine modules, launchers and IGDE editors. Game projects do not link against the game engine and thus are not affected by the license.

In short: By using Drag[en]gine you do not have to worry about licensing at all.

Drag[en]gine

Downloads Drag[en]gine (back top)

To play games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) you only need to install the game engine once on each system you own. The installers include the GUI Launcher and Console Launcher which run, install and uninstall games.
For information what changed in the latest release see Changelog Latest Release
For information what to look forward to in the next release see Changelog Upcoming Release

Ubuntu 20.04:
DragonDreams PPA
PPA containing Ubuntu Packages. Automatically updates with new versions. To install any packages from the PPA open a console and enter this (you have to do this only once):
sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:rpluess/dragondreams
To install the Drag[en]gine enter this or use your system Package Manager:
sudo apt-get install dragengine
You get now the newest engine version whenever your system updates itself.
install-dragengine-1.3.1-linux64.sh Self-Installer suitable for 64-Bit Linux Variants. Run as root in console.

To play single games without installing the Drag[en]gine Game Engine you can use the Live Launcher. This is useful if you can not install the game engine on a system, for Demo-Sessions like on exhibitions or USB drives. This release is a single archive working on multiple platforms.

dragengine-live-1.3.zip Self-Sustained Launcher. Unpack into directory of choice and place one DELGA file next to the extracted content.
 

Downloads IGDE (back top)

To develop games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) you have to install the Drag[en]gine IGDE. The IGDE contains various editors to develop games with using a live-directory editing principle. No need for endless importing, re-importing and cooking files nor do you have to fight with proprietary asset files.

Ubuntu 20.04:
DragonDreams PPA
PPA containing Ubuntu Packages. Automatically updates with new versions. To install any packages from the PPA open a console and enter this (you have to do this only once):
sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:rpluess/dragondreams
To install the Drag[en]gine IGDE enter this or use your system Package Manager:
sudo apt-get install deigde
You get now the newest IGDE version whenever your system updates itself.
install-deigde-1.3-linux64.sh Self-Installer suitable for 64-Bit Linux Variants. Run as root in console.

Downloads Tools (back top)

Plugins for using the DragonScript Language Plugins in your Coding IDE of choice. These plugins are not required to create Game Projects using DragonScript but greatly help writing code.

Ubuntu 20.04: DragonDreams PPA

PPA containing Ubuntu Packages. Automatically updates with new versions. To install any packages from the PPA open a console and enter this (you have to do this only once):

sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:rpluess/dragondreams

To install the KDevelop DragonScript Language Plugin enter this or use your system Package Manager:

sudo apt-get install kdevelop-lang-dragonscript

You can now run KDevelop and work with projects using *.ds files.

To work with Drag[en]gine Projects you need at least the Game Engine installed for the plugin to find the Game Scripts. New Projects created in the IGDE using DragonScript Templates create KDevelop project files already set to load game scripts if the language plugin is present.

This Plugin supports Syntax Highlighting, Declarations, Uses, Class Outlining, Code Completion and some Code Generation functionality.

GitHub Project Source code of the KDevelop DragonScript Language Plugin. To compile see Readme.md .

Documentation / Help (back top)

Documentation about developing games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) can be found on the

Forum for all developer discussions and questions concerning the Drag[en]gine Game Engine, IGDE and associated tools.

Or visit our Discord if you prefer.

Example Projects (back top)

Various examples to give you a head-start on developing with the Drag[en]gine Game Engine. You can either download snapshots or go directly to the GitHub repository.

Example Projects Wiki Page

Example Projects GitHub Repository

Pre-build DELGA Files can be found on the Release Page. You can run them with only the Drag[en]gine Installation. To work with the test projects you need the IGDE Installation.


Source Code (back top)

The Drag[en]gine Game Engine source code for both the game engine and the editing tools can be found on the

If you would like to create Drag[en]gine Modules or IGDE Editors you have to install the "-dev" installation files found in the Release Section.