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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.

Have questions or comments? Join the community and explore Fantasy Consoles on Discord


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

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 required JDK/JRE 13 to run. Some downloads contain a JRE (with the platform names), otherwise I highly recommend grabbing from Adopt Openjdk

The Arm build is Specifically for the Raspberry Pi (3 B/B+ and 3 A+)
however, this build is also known to partially run on the Clockworkpi GameShell. There is a bug with exiting programs which the only way to workaround it now is to use top in ssh to sigterm java, or hard restart.


Leikr-ARM-0.0.16.tar.xz 181 MB
Leikr-0.0.17.zip 23 MB

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