Zero Engine

Welcome to the website for the Zero Engine, DigiPen Institute of Technology‘s proprietary game engine and editor. The Zero Engine is a powerful simulation engine, custom built in C++ by DigiPen’s Research and Development Team (a group of DigiPen graduates and instructors). We aim to enable our users to create the the most engaging experiences possible and to educate the next generation of game development professionals.

Notice! The Zero Website is always under maintenance.

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Please bear with us as we work to improve your documentation experience. If you have feedback on the new website structure or content feel free to let us know by taking our feedback survey.

Getting Started

Whether you are new to programming, or a veteran developer check out our guide to getting started with the Zero Engine.

Already know what you’re doing?

The Zero Manual

Looking for some quick documentation? The Zero Manual is our comprehensive guide to features and functionality in the Zero Engine.


Looking for examples of features and full projects? Check out our suite of tutorials.


Are you one of our fantastic users? Even if you are not, come check out our Road Map, Showcase, and Blogs. Do you have questions or feedback? Check out the Developer Support section to get in contact with us.

Classes & Workshops

If you are here for a DigiPen class or one of the ProjectFUN workshops, look no further!


Having problems with the Zero Engine? Did you find a bug? Maybe you just want to find out what is new in the engine.