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amethyst / amethyst


Data-oriented game engine written in Rust



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Warning: The book and tools repository are severely out of date at the moment. Amethyst is undergoing a lot of changes at the moment so if you are looking to use the library it would be better to just read the examples.

This project is a work in progress and is very incomplete; pardon the dust! Read a summary of what happened this past week at This Week in Amethyst.



Amethyst is a fast, data-oriented, and data-driven game engine suitable for rapid prototyping and iteration. It also tries to push the Rust programming language to its limits, driving further improvement and hopefully attracting more game developers toward the young and vibrant Rust ecosystem.

The engine's design draws much inspiration from the industrial-strength Bitsquid Engine (now called Autodesk Stingray). However, Amethyst does not aim to be API-compatible with it in any way. Some goals include:


Linux developers: the libasound2-dev package will be required to compile Amethyst.

Read the online book for a comprehensive tutorial to using Amethyst. There is also an online crate-level API reference.

Quick Example

See the Getting Started chapter in the book for the full-blown "Hello, World!" tutorial. For the sake of brevity, you can generate an empty game project with cargo and build it. Follow along below:

Building Documentation

You can build the book locally with:

$ cargo install mdbook
$ mdbook build book

The text can be found in book/html/index.html. To generate the API documentation locally, do:

$ cargo doc

The API reference can be found in target/doc/amethyst/index.html.

Questions / Help

We do not support anything other than the most recent Rust stable release. Use nightly and beta channels with this project at your own risk.

Please check out the FAQ before asking.

If you have an easy question, just ask on Gitter and we'll help you and add it to the FAQ.

Other places you may want to check out are r/rust_gamedev and #rust-gamedev IRC.


Amethyst is free and open source software distributed under the terms of both the MIT License and the Apache License 2.0.


We are a community project that welcomes contribution from anyone. If you're interested in helping out, please read the file before getting started. Don't know what to hack on? Check our active projects, read our roadmap, or search though our issue tracker.

Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.