The Corona engine changed its name to Solar2D and became open source

Corona Labs Inc. (formerly known as Ansca Mobile) is a software company Of California which builds a 2D application and game development platform. Su main development focuses on Corona SDK which is a cross-platform mobile development framework that creates native applications for iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows Phone, tvOS, Android TV and Mac and Windows desktop from a single code base.

Corona is a cross-platform framework designed for the rapid development of applications and games in the Lua language. It is possible to call the handlers in C / C ++, Obj-C and Java using the Corona Native layer.

About Corona

To speed up development and prototyping, a simulator is proposed that allows you to evaluate immediately the impact of any code changes on the application, as well as tools to quickly update the application for testing on real devices.

The API provided has more than 1000 calls, including tools for sprite animation, sound and music processing, physical process simulation (based on Box2D), animation of intermediate stages of object movement, advanced graphic filters, texture management , access to network capabilities, etc. To display graphics, OpenGL is used. One of the main tasks in development is the optimization for high performance. Prepared separately more than 150 plugins and 300 resources.

Release the code, the last option (the old reliable one)

This company made known recently he ceased activity and transformed the game engine developed and the framework for creating Corona mobile apps in a completely open project.

The services previously provided by CoronaLabs, in which development was linked, se transferred to a simulator running on the user's system or will be replaced with free analogs available for open source development (for example, GitHub).

The crown code has been translated from the GPLv3 + commercial license package to the MIT license. Almost all the code related to CoronaLabs, including plugins, is also open under the MIT license.

About this decision Vlad shcherban, the lead developer shared the following:

Hello everyone. This is Vlad Shcherban, Corona's lead developer for the past few years. There are many things that I would like to discuss, so I will try to be as brief as possible, with more details in the FAQ below

As you already know, as of May 1, 2020, Corona Labs Inc., the company no longer exists.
But Corona (the engine that powers thousands of applications) is anything but finished. It is only starting out as an open source project. I plan to continue working on it with crowdfunded development. This idea seems to have been very well received by the community on the Forums and Slack, with people already collaborating to support my effort to keep Corona alive.

I'm very optimistic If the trend continues, it looks like I will be able to continue working at Corona full time. If you like to use Corona, or use it for business and want its development and support to continue, please support my crowdfunding campaign on Patreon or GitHub Sponsors. Your support would be greatly appreciated by all who wear Corona.

The project passes into the hands of the community

Further development will be continued by an independent communityWhile participation of a former key developer is retained that you intend to continue working on the project full time. Crowdfunding will be used to finance.

A gradual name change from the project to Solar2D was also announced, as the name Corona is associated with the closure of the company and in the current situation causes false associations with projects dealing with problems caused by the COVID-coronavirus infection 19.

And that before leaving the project the developers made an effort to carry out the migration of the forums to a new platform, since the former was outdated and could cause problems for the community that takes command of the project.

The new platform can now be found at

Finally, if you want to know more about it, you can consult the statement In the following link.

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