Swanky Paint Alpha Release

For updated info, go to http://dime.lo4d.net/dl/swpaint


Swanky Paint is a Deluxe Paint clone built using our open source game engine, Gamecake.

It is a perfect tool for creating pixel art and animation.


Deluxe Paint is a well designed bitmap graphics editor from the 80s that ran on the Commodore Amiga.

To this day, we still find it the best package out there for its purpose and we have yet to find anything close to it in terms of usability and design. We have tried other pixel editors but still keep coming back to an old copy that we still use every now and then for our games.

However, as times goes by, we find an increasing need for an actual replacement that is not only up-to-date but more importantly, cross platform (Linux/Win/Raspi/Android/Mac). So here is our attempt at recreating our favourite paint package for today's generation of pixel artists.

It should be noted that this is currently in active development so will contain bugs.

- Runs on Linux, Windows & Mac
- Deluxe Paint shortcuts
- Escher modes : Hexels, non-Euclidean, strange geometry + more
- Bloom
- Simple animation frames
- Animation exports to gif
- Popular palettes
- Manual PDF that includes one-page shortcut pullout

These are some of the features that are already included in the current version. We are still adding more during development.


Swanky Paint is currently on Greenlight



Grab the full zip here (377kb)