What is it?
Hollywood is a multimedia-oriented programming language that can be used to create
applications and games very easily. Designed with the paradigm to make software creation
as easy as possible in mind, Hollywood is suited for beginners and advanced
users alike. Hollywood comes with an extensive function library (encompassing over 800 different
commands) that simplifies the creation of applications and games to a great
extent. Having been in development since 2002 it is a very mature and stable software
One of the highlights of Hollywood is its inbuilt cross-compiler which can be used
to deploy software on many different platforms without having to change a single line of the
code. The cross-compiler can compile executables for all platforms from any platform Hollywood
is running on. For instance, you can compile macOS application bundles using the
Windows version of Hollywood and vice versa. On top of that, there are also extensions
that allow you to compile your Hollywood projects into native applications for iOS
Hollywood is a light-weight, but still powerful programming language whose core is just about
two megabytes in size and does not require any external components. Hence, it is ideal for
creating programs which run right out of the box. In fact, Hollywood programs will run perfectly from
a USB flash drive without any prior installation whatsoever. Furthermore, Hollywood's core functionality
can be greatly enhanced through lots of freely available plugins allowing
you to access OpenGL and SDL through Hollywood, for instance.
The following platform architectures are currently supported by Hollywood:
- AmigaOS 3 (m68k)
- AmigaOS 4 (ppc)
- Android (arm)
- AROS (x86)
- iOS (arm)
- Linux (x86)
- Linux (x64)
- Linux (arm)
- Linux (ppc)
- macOS (x86)
- macOS (x64)
- macOS (ppc)
- MorphOS (ppc)
- WarpOS (m68k/ppc)
- Windows (x86)
- Windows (x64)
07-Jul-2019: Remedios 1.0 released
This is what many people have been waiting for: Hollywood has finally landed on iOS with the Remedios
add-on. This add-on allows you to turn your Hollywood applets into stand-alone iOS apps with just a
few mouseclicks! All details here.
10-Feb-2019: Hollywood 8: Supremacy out now
After 12 months of development, Airsoft Softwair is proud to present Hollywood 8: Supremacy. This is a massive
update and contains tons of new features and improvements. Click here
for all the details.
11-Feb-2018: Hollywood 7.1 released
Hollywood 7.1, a major update with many new features and important bug fixes, has been released
today. See here for details.
19-Mar-2017: Hollywood 7: Eternity out now
In the year of Hollywood's 15th anniversary, Airsoft Softwair is back on your screen with
Hollywood 7: Eternity. This is a massive update and contains tons of new features and improvements. Click
here for all details.
15-May-2016: RapaGUI 1.0 released
This is the game changer you've been waiting for! Cross-platform GUI programming is now possible
with Hollywood. The new RapaGUI plugin allows you to create native GUIs for Windows, macOS,
Linux, and AmigaOS. See here for all details.
13-Mar-2016: Hollywood 6.1 released
Hollywood 6.1, a major update with many new features and important bug fixes, has been released
today. See here for details.
31-Jan-2016: APK Compiler 1.0 released
This is what many people have been waiting for: The brand-new APK Compiler allows you to compile your
Hollywood applets into stand-alone APK files that can be distributed via Google Play. Development
for Android has never been so easy! All details here.
07-Jun-2015: GL Galore 1.0 released
This is revolutionary news: Hollywood goes 3D! Hardware-accelerated 3D programming is now possible using the new GL Galore plugin
and OpenGL®. See here for all details.