Programming language: Kotlin
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Game Development    
Latest version: v0.5.0

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Thelema Engine

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Thelema is 3d graphics engine with high level absctraction from platforms through interfaces. It was based on libGDX sources and completely redesigned.

Quick Start

Live TeaVM tests

Live Kotlin/JS tests

Thelema vs LibGDX



  • Shaders
    • Autogenerating shaders by shader nodes
    • Deferred shading
    • Physicaly based rendering (PBR)
    • Emissive materials
    • Tonemapping
    • Bloom
    • SSAO
    • Cascaded shadow mapping
    • Motion blur
  • 3D graphics
    • VBO, VAO, Instancing buffers
    • Skinned meshes
    • Lights: directional, point
    • glTF 2.0 loading
  • Audio
    • Ogg/Vorbis loading
    • WAV loading
    • Procedural sound generation
  • JSON
  • Image loading from JPG, PNG, TGA, BMP, PSD, GIF, HDR, PIC
  • ODE physics
  • Platforms: desktop JVM, HTML5

Work in progress

  • Thelema Creator - 3d editor for creating scenes, shaders, animations etc.
  • HTML5 physics (simple objects such as boxes and spheres already implemented)
  • Kotlin/Multiplatform modules
  • GUI (it was rewritten to Kotlin from libGDX, but needs redesign)
  • Audio interfaces redesign

Things that may be implemented in future

  • Vulkan API (most likely to be)
  • Android (most likely to be)
  • WebGPU (when it will be available)
  • WebAssembly (Kotlin/Native, but chances are not great)