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Leikr Game System

Leikr is a Fantasy Console written in Java using the Mini2DX game framework. 


Uses the Groovy programming language to quickly prototype and create video games with a simple yet powerful API.

Draw  up to 128  sprites in the sizes of 8x8, 16x16, 32x32 and even 64x64. Still not big enough? Add custom artwork to the Art/ directory of your game and utilize png, jpg or bmp images in the game as well as sprites! 

Use wav,  mp3 or ogg files to play sfx and music in your games.

Ready to distribute your game? Set the program property to compile your game's code, and then set the property to use compiled code and then you're set! Share the project folder with anyone using Leikr. All they have to do is drag and drop the game folder into their Leikr's Programs directory and they are ready to go.


This system is still in early access, but quickly moving towards a more stable and fully usable release! Release notes are posted to the github release page: leikr github releases

For Linux users I highly recommend using the Flatpak build: https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.github.torbuntu.Leikr

The primary targeted hardware is the Raspberry Pi 3 or higher. A stable build to be published soon. Note that compiling projects from source is slower on the pi, so best to produce the games on a more powerful machine, and then release the compiled version to the pi hardware to load.

Install instructions

Leikr currently requires JDK/JRE 15 to run.  I highly recommend grabbing from Adopt Openjdk


Leikr 1.0.7 24 MB

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