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This is a high level programming language for making video games.
The idea behind it, is that a game is described using the language in an abstract way, similar to how an image file describes the pixels of an image. Then it's the compiler's responsibility of compiling that into an actual executable game for specific platforms.
The current plan for the license, is to keep the compiler itself and all modifications to it free and open-source, but any game made with it will be completely owned by the user that made it, and it's their choice to monetize it or not.
avdl currently can only be compiled for Linux. However it is possible
to compile for Windows using Linux-emulated tools (like Cygwin).
Games made with this language can currently be compiled for:
.apk, but there are a few steps that haven't been automated yet)
As the language is still growing, it can currently transpile source files to the C programming language, which can then be manually compiled for the desired platform. This is mostly for advanced users that know what they are doing.
These are games made by me, using
Their purpose were mainly to show what this language can do.
On a linux system, simply execute the following lines from the terminal, while you are at the project root directory:
./configure make make install
For the last line
make install, the default location is
/usr which can be changed during the
./configure step by using the following:
./configure --install-loc ./mylocaldirectory
You can then go to the
samples/ and try to compile any using the following:
Which should produce an executable
game file, which when run will display the sample project.
For how to use
avdl through the command line, together
with arguments, see the man page at
manual/avdl.1. You can do
man manual/avdl.1 from the project's root directory,
or if you have the project installed, you can run
man avdl instead.
About the language's syntax, there is currently some documentation in
doc/avdl.texi which when installed can be viewed with
As this project is becoming more stable, the documentation there will
become more up to date.