GLFW VS raylib

Compare GLFW vs raylib and see what are their differences.

GLFW

A multi-platform library for OpenGL, OpenGL ES, Vulkan, window and input (by glfw)
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GLFW raylib
39 208
9,087 9,683
2.8% -
9.3 9.8
5 days ago 9 days ago
C C
zlib License zlib License
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GLFW

Posts with mentions or reviews of GLFW. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-22.

raylib

Posts with mentions or reviews of raylib. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-22.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing GLFW and raylib you can also consider the following projects:

SDL - Simple Directmedia Layer

bgfx - Cross-platform, graphics API agnostic, "Bring Your Own Engine/Framework" style rendering library.

glad - Multi-Language Vulkan/GL/GLES/EGL/GLX/WGL Loader-Generator based on the official specs.

SFML - Simple and Fast Multimedia Library

SDL2 - SDL2 bindings to perl

imgui - Dear ImGui: Bloat-free Graphical User interface for C++ with minimal dependencies

Skia - Skia is a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images.

vulkan-guide - Introductory guide to vulkan.

OpenSceneGraph - OpenSceneGraph git repository

Ogre 3D - scene-oriented, flexible 3D engine (C++, Python, C#, Java)

love - LÖVE is an awesome 2D game framework for Lua.