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ClanLib logo.png
Developer(s) The ClanLib developer
Stable release
4.0 / April 17, 2015; 3 years ago (2015-04-17)
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Linux
Type SDK
License zlib license

ClanLib is a video game SDK, currently supporting Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux, with partial support for mobile platforms. It has full hardware accelerated graphics support through OpenGL, and also a software renderer. ClanLib also helps in playing sound, using the Vorbis or MikMod libraries, and has classes for collision detection, GUIs, XML, networking, and other things that may be helpful to a game programmer.[1]

The earliest known public release is in 1999 (Version 0.1.18).[2] Introduction to C++ Game Programming, published June 2007, dedicates a chapter to "Learn how to use the ClanLib library to make 2D games".[3] Also Game Programming with Python, Lua, and Ruby, published December 2003, has a chapter about using ClanLib together with Ruby.[4]

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  1. ^ "ClanLib Overview". 1999-04-06. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "News of 0.1.18 release". 1999-08-30. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Introduction to C++ Game Programming". 
  4. ^ "Game Programming with Python, Lua, and Ruby". 

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