Runtime components of the Xenko game engine (https://xenko.com)


Welcome to the Xenko source code repository!

Xenko is an open-source C# game engine for realistic rendering and VR. The engine is highly modular and aims at giving game makers more flexibility in their development. Xenko comes with an editor that allows you create and manage the content of your games or applications in a visual and intuitive way.

Xenko Editor

To learn more about Xenko, visit xenko.com.


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Building from source


  1. Git with Git LFS option, or install Git LFS separately.
  2. Visual Studio 2017 with the following workloads:
    • .NET desktop development
    • Desktop development with C++ (with "C++/CLI" and "Windows 8.1 SDK and UCRT SDK" optional components)
  3. FBX SDK 2017.0.1 VS2015

Build Xenko

  1. Clone Xenko with LFS: git lfs clone https://git.xenko.com/xenko/Xenko-Runtime.git
  2. Set SiliconStudioXenkoDir environment variable to point to your <XenkoDir>
  3. Open <XenkoDir>\build\Xenko.sln with Visual Studio 2017, and build.
  4. Open <XenkoDir>\samples\XenkoSamples.sln and play with the samples.
  5. Optionally, open and build Xenko.Android.sln, Xenko.iOS.sln, etc...