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Eldiron is currently under active development and a v1 is planned for 2023. Eldiron is open source and licensed under the MIT.

Eldiron v0.7.5 is now available here.

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Features of v1

  • Support games similar to Ultima 4 / 5 or any game which uses a rectangular grid layout.
  • Either render tiles directly or in 2.5D using the built in raycaster. Games can switch between the two modes at runtime or display both at the same time (for example use the tiles view as a mini-map).
  • Eldiron comes with integrated tile-maps or your can use your own square tiles with up to four levels of transparency.
  • Single-player or multi-player experiences. Eldiron has a sophisticated multi-threaded server architecture to allow for as many player or NPC characters as possible.
  • Cross platform. Eldiron is written in Rust and can nearly run everywhere, i.e. on the Web, macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android etc. Eldiron Creator can run on any desktop.
  • A sophisticated behavior node graph makes creation of AI behavior for NPCs easy. The node system is backed by a full-featured scripting language.
  • Eldiron Creator has editors for tile-maps, regions and node based graphs for character behavior, systems (like crafting), items and the overall game logic.

Retro top-down and isometric perspectives as well as low-poly meshes will be supported post v1.

You can download the current pre-release in Releases.

On macOS you can get access to the current Beta via a public TestFlight Link.

For ArchLinux users, simply add Eldiron from AUR:

yay -S eldiron

Join the community on Discord to get in contact.


  • Being able to create games similar to the RPGs of the 80’s and 90’s.
  • Support single-player or multi-player games and even MMOs.
  • Over time support more perspectives like top-down and isometric.

Supporting Eldiron

You can support the Eldiron project by becoming a Patreon or a GitHub Sponsor.


The source and all assets I commissioned for Eldiron are licensed under the MIT.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in Eldiron, shall be MIT licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.


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