dagon 0.14.0

3D game engine for D

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

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The goal of this project is creating a modern, easy to use, extendable 3D game engine for D language. Dagon is based on OpenGL 4.0 core profile. It works on Windows and Linux, both 32 and 64-bit.

The engine is still under development and lacks a lot of important functionality. Currently it is not recommended to use Dagon in production due to unstable API. Follow development on Trello to see priority tasks.

Dagon uses modern graphics techniques and so requires quite powerful graphics card. At least Turing-based NVIDIA cards are recommended (raytracing support is not required though).

If you like Dagon, please support its development on Patreon or Liberapay. You can also make one-time donation via PayPal or NOWPayments. I appreciate any support. Thanks in advance!

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  • Static and animated meshes, glTF, OBJ and IQM formats support
  • Textures in PNG, JPG, DDS, HDR, TGA, BMP, GIF, PSD formats
  • Deferred pipeline for opaque materials, forward pipeline for transparent materials and materials with custom shaders
  • Physically based rendering (PBR)
  • HDR rendering with Reinhard, Hable/Uncharted, Unreal, ACES and Filmic tonemapping operators
  • HDRI environment maps. Preconvolved DDS cubemaps
  • Directional lights with cascaded shadow mapping and volumetric scattering
  • Spherical and tube area lights, spot lights
  • Normal/parallax mapping, parallax occlusion mapping
  • Deferred decals with normal mapping and PBR material properties
  • Dynamic skydome with sun and day/night cycle
  • Particle system with force fields. Blended particles, soft particles, shaded particles with normal map support, particle shadows
  • Terrain rendering. Procedural terrain using OpenSimplex noise or any custom height field
  • Water rendering
  • Post-processing (FXAA, SSAO, DoF, lens distortion, motion blur, glow, color grading)
  • UTF-8 text rendering using TTF fonts via Freetype
  • GUI and 2D graphics extension based on Nuklear. 2D canvas framework that renders vector shapes
  • GUI extension based on Dear ImGui
  • Keyboard, mouse and joystick input. Input manager with abstract bindings and file-based configuration
  • Unicode text input
  • Ownership memory model
  • Entity-component model
  • Built-in camera logics for easy navigation: freeview and first person views
  • Box container support for assets
  • Physics using Newton Dynamics.

Planned in future:

  • Screen-space reflections.

Getting Started

The recommended way to start using Dagon is creating a game template with dub init. Create an empty directory for the project, cd to it and run the following:

dub init --type=dagon
dub build

Runtime Dependencies

On Windows runtime dependencies are automatically deployed if you are building with Dub. On other platforms you have to install them manually.

Nuklear should be compiled as dynamic library:

  1. Install CMake
  2. Go to extensions/nuklear/thirdparty/bindbc-nuklear-0.4.3/c/build
  3. Run cmake ..
  4. Under Linux, run make and sudo make install. libnuklear.so will be installed to /usr/local/lib
  5. Under Windows, open nuklear.vcxproj in Visual Studio and build ALL_BUILD project. Look for nuklear.dll in the Release directory.


See tutorials and corresponding examples.


Copyright (c) 2016-2022 Timur Gafarov, Rafał Ziemniewski, Mateusz Muszyński, dayllenger, Konstantin Menshikov, Björn Roberg, Isaac S., ijet. Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0 (see accompanying file COPYING or at http://www.boost.org/LICENSE10.txt).


Jan Jurzitza (WebFreak), Daniel Laburthe, Rafał Ziemniewski, Kumar Sookram, Aleksandr Kovalev, Robert Georges, Rais Safiullin (SARFEX), Benas Cernevicius, Koichi Takio, Konstantin Menshikov.

Made with Dagon

  • Timur Gafarov
  • Rafał Ziemniewski
  • Björn Roberg
  • dayllenger
  • Mateusz Muszyński
Sub packages:
dagon:stbi, dagon:ftfont, dagon:nuklear, dagon:imgui, dagon:newton, dagon:iqm, dagon:init-exec
0.14.1 2022-Aug-30
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0.13.0 2022-Mar-02
0.12.1 2021-Oct-28
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