One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games. The spiritual successor to XNA with 1000's of titles shipped across desktop, mobile, and console platforms. MonoGame is a fully managed .NET open source game framework without any black boxes. Create, develop and distribute your games your way.

Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: C#
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Frameworks     Game Engine     Cross-platform     Mono    
Latest version: v3.8.1

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MonoGame is a simple and powerful .NET framework for creating games for desktop PCs, video game consoles, and mobile devices using the C# programming language. It has been succesfully used to create games such as Streets of Rage 4, Carrion, Celeste, Stardew Valley, and many others.

It is an open-source re-implementation of the discontinued Microsoft's XNA Framework.

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Build Status

We use GitHub Actions to automate builds and packages distribution of the latest MonoGame changes. We also rely on a build server to run tests in order to avoid regressions. The table below shows the current build status for the develop branch.

Name Status
Builds Build
Windows Tests Build Status
Mac Tests Build Status

Supported Platforms

We support a growing list of platforms across the desktop, mobile, and console space. If there is a platform we don't support, please make a request or [come help us](CONTRIBUTING.md) add it.

  • Desktop PCs
    • Windows 8.1 and up (OpenGL & DirectX)
    • Windows Store Apps (UWP)
    • Linux (OpenGL)
    • macOS 10.15 and up (OpenGL)
  • Mobile/Tablet Devices
    • Android 6.0 and up (OpenGL)
    • iPhone/iPad 10.0 and up (OpenGL)
  • Consoles (for registered developers)
    • PlayStation 4
    • PlayStation 5
    • Xbox One (both UWP and XDK)
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Google Stadia

Support and Contributions

If you think you have found a bug or have a feature request, use our issue tracker. Before opening a new issue, please search to see if your problem has already been reported. Try to be as detailed as possible in your issue reports.

If you need help using MonoGame or have other questions we suggest you post on our community forums. Please do not use the GitHub issue tracker for personal support requests.

If you are interested in contributing fixes or features to MonoGame, please read our [contributors guide](CONTRIBUTING.md) first.


If you'd like to help the project by supporting us financially, consider supporting us via a subscription for the price of a monthly coffee.

Money goes towards hosting, new hardware and if enough people subscribe a dedicated developer.

There are several options on our Donation Page.

Source Code

The full source code is available here from GitHub:

  • Clone the source: git clone https://github.com/MonoGame/MonoGame.git
  • Set up the submodules: git submodule update --init
  • Open the solution for your target platform to build the game framework.
  • Open the Tools solution for your development platform to build the pipeline and content tools.

For the prerequisites for building from source, please look at the [Requirements](REQUIREMENTS.md) file.

A high level breakdown of the components of the framework:

  • The game framework is found in [MonoGame.Framework](MonoGame.Framework).
  • The content pipeline is located in [MonoGame.Framework.Content.Pipeline](MonoGame.Framework.Content.Pipeline).
  • Project templates are in [Templates](Templates).
  • See [Tests](Tests) for the framework unit tests.
  • See [Tools/Tests](Tools/MonoGame.Tools.Tests) for the content pipeline and other tool tests.
  • [mgcb](Tools/MonoGame.Content.Builder) is the command line tool for content processing.
  • [mgfxc](Tools/MonoGame.Effect.Compiler) is the command line effect compiler tool.
  • The [mgcb-editor](Tools/MonoGame.Content.Builder.Editor) tool is a GUI frontend for content processing.

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The MonoGame project is under the Microsoft Public License except for a few portions of the code. See the [LICENSE.txt](LICENSE.txt) file for more details. Third-party libraries used by MonoGame are under their own licenses. Please refer to those libraries for details on the license they use.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the MonoGame README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.