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Developer(s) SplinterGU
Stable release 1.0R307
Written in C
Operating system Win32, Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Haiku, Embedded
Platform PC, GP2X Wiz, Caanoo, Mac, Haiku, Dingoo, Nintendo WII
Available in English, Spanish
Type Game engine, Compiler
License GNU General Public License

BennuGD (also referred as Bennu Game Development or Bennu) is a high-level open source video game development suite, originally created as a Fenix Project fork by Argentinian hacker SpliterGU.[1] It is officially supported for Windows, Linux, GP2X Wiz, GP2X Caanoo and Dingux,[2] but can also be run on multiple other platforms to some extent, including FreeBSD,[3] Mac OS X,[4] iOS,[5] and consoles such as GP2X, Dingoo A320, and Wii.[6] Most recently BennuGD has been ported to Sega Dreamcast and PlayStation 2.

BennuGD focuses on modularity and portability and makes it easy for both beginners and experienced users to create their own games.[original research?]


BennuGD is a console application. There are several integrated development environments (IDE) available, but none are officially supported. The package includes a compiler, run-time code, and different shared libraries to extend core functionality.[citation needed]


BennuGD was created as a Fenix Project fork by the argentinian hacker SplinterGU after some disagreements in the Fenix Project's community.[1]

Media coverage[edit]

In January 2010, the first part of a two-part series of articles on BennuGD was published in the Spanish TodoLinux magazine.[7] In February 2010, the second part was published.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Interview with SplinterGU where he explains why he forked took over Fenix and why he later forked it". 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Official downloads page with binaries for the officially supported platforms". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Portlibs version of bennugd-core". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Message with a link to a compiled version of BennuGD for Mac OS X (Spanish)". 2010-05-02. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  5. ^ "Download page for a fork of BennuGD with iOS binaries ready for download". 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  6. ^ josebagar. "Wiibrew forums message introducing BennuGD for Wii". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  7. ^ "TodoLinux online website for issue 110 (Spanish)". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  8. ^ "TodoLinux online website for issue 111 (Spanish)". Retrieved 2010-09-15. 


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