We first looked at the Orx data-driven C/C++ based game development framework all the way back in 2018. Today we revisit this unique framework, following the recent release of 1.13 with the following features:

  • 70+ updates or new features
  • Added a new SoundSystem plugin based on MiniAudio: All platforms now support loading OGG, WAV & MP3 files as well as writing WAV files
  • Support for: config-driven filters for both sounds and buses, multiple sound listeners, sound panning (including commands), sound spatialization (entirely revamped: is now data-driven & independent of the channel count)
  • Support for the QOI image format to all plugins/platforms
  • Support for position literals with optional offset
  • Compressed texture/icon/cursor support for desktop versions using Basis Universal (UASTC -> ASTC/BC7)
  • Added orxMod (ProTracker MOD) based on the pocketmod library, that adds config-driven MOD support to objects
  • Added orxMovie (MPEG1/MP2) init extension, based on the PL_MPEG library
  • Spawners with UseSelfAsParent will now detach spawned objects upon deletion
  • Native arm64 support for MacOS 11/XCode 12.x
  • Support for VS2022 and retired support for VS2015

Key Links

Orx Homepage

GitHub Repository


Discord Server

You can learn more about the Orx framework in the video below.


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