Alternatives to OpenGL for all platforms with any license

  • Vulkan icon

    Vulkan

    Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS Tizen OS ... SteamOS

  • Microsoft DirectX icon

    Microsoft DirectX

    Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially...

    Free Windows

  • WebGL icon

    WebGL

    WebGL is a cross-platform, royalty-free web standard for a low-level 3D graphics API based on OpenGL ES 2.0, exposed through the HTML5...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Allegro icon

    Allegro

    Allegro 4 and Allegro 5 are cross-platform, libraries mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. They handle common...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux iPhone

  • GDI icon

    GDI

    GDI++.dll is a replacement for the Windows default font rasterizer, which gives you a better font-smoothing capability, just like Mac...

    Open Source Windows

  • Crystal Space icon

    Crystal Space

    Crystal Space is a mature, full-featured Software Development Kit (SDK) providing real-time 3D graphics for applications such as games...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Mantle

    Mantle is a graphics API specification; the software component that makes it easy to apply programming techniques and optimizations...

    Commercial Windows Linux