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A convenient 2D OpenGL games framework

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Wasabi 2D

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A fast, cutting-edge 2D game engine for Python.

Current features include:

Wasabi2D is based on moderngl, with pygame 2.0 for some supporting functions, and supporting APIs ported from Pygame Zero.

Quick example

Draw a drop-shadowed circle that follows the mouse:

import wasabi2d as w2d

scene = w2d.Scene()
scene.background = 0.9, 0.9, 1.0

circle = scene.layers[0].add_circle(
    pos=(400, 300),

def on_mouse_move(pos):
    circle.pos = pos

Output of the above program


Use pip to install Wasabi2d from PyPI:

pip install wasabi2d

Please make sure your requirements.txt pins a major version, as Wasabi2D may continue to make breaking API and graphical changes in major versions.


Documentation is available at


This screenshot shows off polygons, sprites, text and particle effects:

Screenshot as of Wasabi2d 1.0.0

Roller Knight was an entry in PyWeek 28, written with Wasabi2D by Daniel Pope and Larry Hastings:

Roller Knight screenshot

Spire of Chaos was another entry in PyWeek 28 written with Wasabi2D by Daniel Moisset:

Spire of Chaos screenshot

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