Kyra 1.3.3 Released

Kyra Sprite Engine 1.3.3 Released

Kyra is a simple, fully featured, industrial strength Sprite engine written in C++, suitable for 2D and quasi-3D games. Kyra is build on SDL and SDL_image, and is licensed under the GPL.

1.3 improves the engine, simplifies the build process, introduces a tutorial, and adds text drawing to the engine.

New for 1.3


  • Tutorial to get you started
  • Bulletin board for Kyra questions, features, and updates


  • Added Text output, with both fixed and proportional font support. - Compatible with the SDL SFont and DFont font files.
  • Box and BoxResource, for drawing lines, rectangles, and crosshairs in solid colors or patterns.
  • Hit test capability to fetch a list of objects at a pixel location. (What is that mouse pointed at?)
  • Visibility property.
  • Of course bug fixes and improved performance!


  • Encoder gives clearer output in regards to what is being encoded.
  • Color keys can be specified by location as well as color.
  • The Sprite Editor was completely re-written to use the Kyra engine. It’s faster, cleaner, and tests the engine._______________________________________________
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