Prerequisites for installing and configuring

Before you can start writing any application or game with Libgdx, you need to download and install the library and also some additional software.

Java Development Kit (JDK)

Due to the fact that Libgdx is a framework based on Java, it is necessary to download the JDK. The software is freely available on Oracle's website at

Java Development Kit (JDK)

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It is important to choose the JDK instead of the JRE package. The reason is that the JDK package contains both, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE ) to ...

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