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To export the game, you should copy exports into the correct template folder, which should be:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%\Godot\templates\<godot-version>
  • Linux: ~/.local/share/godot/templates/<godot-version>

You should also renamed the release export to:

  • Windows: windows_64_release.exe
  • Linux: linux_x11_64_release

And release_debug to:

  • Windows: windows_64_debug.exe
  • Linux: linux_x11_64_debug

On OSX use the script mentioned in this issue as it will do the job for you.

Then you can export your game as usual, your game jar will be included in pck. On desktop platforms, this also copies the jre folder of your project in the exported game folder.


To export your game, you need to have an embedded JRE created. Run the following command within your project's root.

jlink --add-modules java.base,java.logging --output jre

The above command will create a very minimal JVM, if you need extra features you can include the following modules:

  • jdk.jdwp.agent to enable remote debugging
  • to enable JMX.


godot-bootstrap.jar and main.jar are set into pck during the export process. As a real file path is needed to handle them, they are copied on the first game version start from res:// to user:// (we check if it exists and also check the md5 hash) to only update when needed. Don't forget to remove them when writing an uninstaller for your game.


In order to build for Android, set the isAndroidExportEnabled flag to true in your build file.

godot {

On android we do not embed a JVM, we use the existing ART provided by the OS. In order for your game to load the necessary jar files, they need to be converted into dex format. Our gradle plugin will handle this for you, but you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Android SDK installed
  • dx tool resolvable by doing one of the following:

    • set the PATH environment variable to include <android-sdk-dir>/build-tools/<version>/
    • set dxToolPath to the file path of dx:
    godot {


Similar to the desktop targets, the game copies the needed jar files to the user:// directory upon first execution or if the files have changed. On android this is the applications files folder. If you do IO operations on Android, never empty the whole files folder! Only delete what you have added or exclude the following two files when clearing the files folder: godot-bootstrap-dex.jar and main-dex.jar.