Main features

  • Portable
    SFML compiles on standard platforms like Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista) and Unix systems (Linux, Mac OS X). As the library grows up, support for more operating systems will be added.
  • Object-oriented
    SFML is written in C++ and provides an efficient, object-oriented design. It relies on standard patterns and idioms to provide a simple and robust framework.
  • Easy to use
    SFML aims at being easy to manipulate. Effort is put on internal code to provide the simplest public interface.
  • Flexible
    Instead of being one big API, SFML rather contains a lot of small packages, that can be chosen and combined according to the intended usage. You can use only the base package to get input and windowing, as well as the full graphics package with sprites and post-effects.
  • Easily integrable
    SFML can be used in one or more windows, and/or can be integrated in existing interface components. Integration with existing graphical user interface (GUI) libraries is easy, so that you can add SFML views into complex interfaces built with Qt, wxWidgets, MFC or whatever.

Languages

  • C++
  • C
  • .Net (C#, VB.Net, C++/CLI, ...)
  • Python
  • D
  • Ruby

System

  • Portable and accurate time measurement
  • Simple and object oriented threads and mutexes
  • Unicode module for proper conversions between UTF and locale-dependant encodings

Window

  • Can be used as a minimal, portable package to replace GLUT or SDL for windowing and input with OpenGL
  • Can create several rendering windows
  • Can be integrated into components of existing Qt / MFC / wxWidgets / Win32 / X11 / ... interfaces
  • Provides both a message-based and a real-time interface for handling input
  • Can handle mouses with up to 5 buttons
  • Can handle four joysticks with up to 7 axes and 32 buttons

Graphics

  • Interfaces very easily with OpenGL (see OpenGL samples)
  • Modern effects available and hardware-accelerated : alpha-blending, rotations, shaders, ...
  • Manages memory efficiently, so that you don't have to worry about resources lifetime or storage ; you can even load your graphical resources before any window is created
  • Can load and save standard image formats : bmp, dds, jpg, png, tga, psd
  • Can load all graphics resources directly from files in memory
  • Can use views like in a 3D scene, to zoom / translate / rotate the whole world
  • Uses a simplified shader language for adding real-time post-effects
  • Easy manipulation of graphical text through bitmap fonts
  • Supports unicode characters
  • Can load standard font file formats : ttf, cff, pcf, fnt, bdf, pfr, sfnt, type 1, type 42

Audio

  • Uses hardware acceleration whenever possible
  • Can load and save standard sound formats : ogg, wav, flac, aiff, au, raw, paf, svx, nist, voc, ircam, w64, mat4, mat5 pvf, htk, sds, avr, sd2, caf, wve, mpc2k, rf64
  • Can load all audio resources directly from files in memory
  • 3D sound spacialization
  • Easy interface for capturing audio
  • Manages memory efficiently, so that you don't have to worry about resources lifetime or storage
  • Supports streaming for big files ; you can even write your custom streaming class for any source (network, ...)
  • Supports multi-channels formats (mono, stereo, 4.0, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1)

Network

  • Implements a portable layer over TCP and UDP sockets
  • Easy data transfers through stream-based extensible packets
  • Classes to use the HTTP and FTP internet protocols
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Sorry, sorry. It's been way too long since my last update!

So much has happened. I'll just go ahead and sum it up:

Opted in for the upcoming Steam Game Festival. Integrating the demo in Steam is going well!

Steam Launch

Made a new trailer

Revamped the Level Editor from this

Old Editor

To this

New Editor

Added a cable elasticity setting in the Level Editor

cable elasticity

Last but not least, I've adjusted the last parts of the Level Editor to also support controllers, making the game fully support controllers!
I'm working hard at polishing some stuff and maybe even add a major feature in time for the demo release!

After the Steam Game Festival, the demo will also be made available here!

Want to help me improve the game? Join the Discord!

Pre-alpha demo release!

Pre-alpha demo release!

News

It's a pre-alpha demo, so there's still heavy development going on, still you should come play! Read here where you can get your copy!

Devlog #013:Flags, Errors and Crate detection

Devlog #013:Flags, Errors and Crate detection

News

The last month I've made a lot of progress. Read all about it!

Devlog #012:Under the hood stuff

Devlog #012:Under the hood stuff

News

An update about my work on the game for the last 2 weeks

Devlog #011:Playtest your levels

Devlog #011:Playtest your levels

News

I'm making nice progress with the level designer. Players will be able to create their own levels next to the base game. Read more to find out what else...

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MagnusJoker
MagnusJoker

SFML the best engine to develop games for desktop.

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marek.zelinka
marek.zelinka

Creator`s of this site could add Library Used or anything like that to the Profile of game, so that game developers can make credits to the library they are using!

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marek.zelinka
marek.zelinka

SFML is not an ENGINE!!!
SFML is a free multimedia C++ API that provides you low and high level access to graphics, input, audio, etc... !!!

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