Monkey is a next-generation games programming language that allows you to create apps on multiple platforms with the greatest of ease. It works by translating Monkey code to one of a different number of languages at compile time - including C++, C#, Java, Javascript and Actionscript.

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Game Development

Monkey has a proprietary lightweight framework called Mojo for creating games. It designed primarily for 2D games, with a powerful set of APIs that make it easy to draw blazing fast graphics on all platforms.

Mojo features

  • Drawing with images
  • Transformations
  • Text drawing
  • Save/Load state
  • Sound playback
  • Update rate control

Supported platforms

  • Windows
  • Android
  • Flash
  • OS X
  • iOS
  • HTML5
  • Linux
  • WP7/WP8
  • Xbox 360
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Monkey is a modular language. You can create your own custom modules and use other people's - including the awesome box2d and minib3d modules!

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Open source

Monkey is open source. Visit GitHub to fork Monkey and create your own version!

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Free download

Monkey is free! Download the free version now and start writing desktop and HTML5 apps.

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Latest news

Monkey X Studio!


We have just added a new product bundle to the 'store' page.

Called 'Monkey X Studio', it includes Monkey X Pro, Ignition and the Jungle IDE. NOTE: Jungle IDE is Windows only so this bundle may not be of interest to you if you are a strictly Mac/Linux developer.

For users who recently b


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Monkey X + Ignition X bundle!


A Monkey + Ignition bundle is now available from the shop page! The bundle offers a 20% discount over buying the products individually.

Ignition is an excellent, high level framework for building 2D games and other interactive graphical applications in Monkey.

For more information on Ig


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Experimental v80c now up!


Just in the process of uploading v80c....

This includes a reasonably important fix for a c++ gc bug, and an attempt at making the glfw joystick functions return hopefully saner results on pc/mac.

Fixed a nasty GC bug.

Fixed misspelling of CFG_GLFW_APP_LABEL in glfw target.



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