A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

2DExplore is a simple 2D sandbox game written in Python.

It's very like Terraria (TM by Re-Logic) and Minecraft (TM by Mojang/Microsoft).


2dexplore is not endorsed or affiliated with Mojang and/or its affiliates in any way. Minecraft (an affiliate of Mojang) is ®/TM & © 2009-2013 Mojang / Notch.

The textures used in this program, otherwise noted, are licensed to Viktor Ahlström under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Mojang's intellectual property may be present on this repo, but it is never distributed in releases.

Install instructions

  1. You will need to download Python 2.7 (choose the x86/32 bit version) and PyGame 1.9.1 (choose the pygame-1.9.1.win32-py2.7.msi) to run this game.
  2. After downloading the zip, unpack it anywhere and run the script named run.bat if you use Windows or run.sh if you use Linux/Mac OS.
  3. You're ready to play!
  4. Tweak: if you want your name displayed in a namebar near the player's sprite, edit the config.json file so that it looks like this: {"name": "<yournamegoeshere>"}




Movement controls

W - up.
A - left.
S - down.
D - right.
SHIFT + any of the above = break block in that direction.

Scrolling controls

- up.
- left.
- down.
- right.

Inventory/block controls

1 - scroll inventory.
Z - set block.
X - destroy block.

Miscellaneous controls

F1 - toggle god mode. (infinite inventory, flying)
F5 - screenshot. (saved in the working directory)
M - spawn an debug Entity.
N - despawn an Entity.
E - explode blocks.
ESC - new world.


1.0 Beta