Open 3D Engine

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Open 3D Engine
Other namesO3DE
Original author(s)Amazon Games
Developer(s)Open 3D Foundation
(Linux Foundation)
Initial releaseJuly 6, 2021; 16 months ago (2021-07-06)
Stable release
2210.0 / October 12, 2022; 48 days ago (2022-10-12)[1]
Written inC++, Lua, Python
MiddlewareQt (LGPL)
Operating systemHost: Windows, Linux
PredecessorAmazon Lumberyard
Type3D engine
LicenseApache License, Version 2.0, MIT license Edit this at Wikidata

Open 3D Engine is a free and open-source 3D game engine developed by Open 3D Foundation, a subsidiary of the Linux Foundation,[3][4] and distributed under the Apache 2.0 open source license.[5][6] The initial version of the engine is an updated version of Amazon Lumberyard, contributed by Amazon Games.[7] As of July 7, 2021, a developer preview of the engine is available.[3]


Partners were recruited on the basis of resources, expertise, and motivation to foster a self-sustaining open source community for O3DE. These partners include: Accelbyte, Adobe, Apocalypse Studios, Audiokinetic,, Carbonated, Futurewei, GAMEPOCH, Genvid Technologies, Hadean, Huawei, HERE Technologies, Intel, International Game Developers Association, Kythera AI, Niantic, Open Robotics, PopcornFX, Red Hat, Rochester Institute of Technology, SideFX, Tafi, TLM Partners, and Wargaming.[8]

Premier members are Adobe, AWS, Epic Games, Huawei, Intel, Microsoft, Niantic and Tencent (with the LightSpeed Studios brand).[9]

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  1. ^ "Release Notes for Open 3D Engine 22.10.0". Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Open 3D Engine - Platform development". Open 3D Engine. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Open 3D Engine". Open 3D Engine. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  4. ^ Germain, Jack (July 6, 2021). "New Open 3D Engine Game-Changing for Developers". TechNewsWorld.
  5. ^ "Built for Builders: The Story of AWS and Open 3D Engine – Developer Preview". Amazon Web Services. July 6, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  6. ^ Foundation, The Linux. "Linux Foundation to Form New Open 3D Foundation". Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Takahashi, Dean (July 6, 2021). "Amazon shifts Lumberyard to open source 3D game engine supported by 20 companies". VentureBeat.
  8. ^ "Built for Builders: The Story of AWS and Open 3D Engine – Developer Preview". Amazon Web Services. July 6, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  9. ^ "O3D Foundation". O3D Foundation. May 12, 2022. Retrieved May 12, 2022.

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