Corona Labs transition update 22-April-2020

Corona Labs transition update 22-April-2020

Many of you are curious how our transition is going. Here is a quick update as to its status.

Let’s start with rebranding…

Thanks to the help of the community, as we move away from Corona Labs Inc to our new open source/crowdfunding model, it’s time for a new name and new look.


Corona will be rebranding as Solar 2D. You helped pick out the name. You contributed some great branding to work with. And you helped pick the best of the best. You should start seeing this logo or variants showing up across our sites in days and weeks to come. We want to thank the wonderful people at for the logo! We want to also thank the community for driving this so our engineering efforts could go to our main priorities.

Offline Builds

One of the key milestones is not having dependencies on Corona Lab’s build servers. This is on track and is in a prototype that’s being polished. We are committed to keeping you using the Corona Solar 2D simulator instead of requiring native builds (which will still be an option if you like). We are on target hit this goal. TL;DR – You will use Solar 2D the same way you use Corona today.


More information on plugins will be coming soon. It’s a deeper discussion point and we wanted to keep this quick! We are planning a larger Q&A post in the next few days. But all is proceeding as well.


We are moving the forums to a new platform. It’s our goal to keep as many posts as possible. We are working out a few issues at the moment. Stay tuned for an announcement specifically for that. There will likely need to be some downtime as we copy the latest content to the new server and change DNS to point to the new forums.


This is a question that comes up frequently. More details will be coming soon in the Q&A post regarding this. Solar 2D’s success depends on you to support it. You can start pledging your support today at: Github Sponsors or Patreon.

We will be posting more information soon!

Rob Miracle
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Rob is the Developer Relations Manager for Corona Labs. Besides being passionate about helping other developers make great games using Corona, he is also enjoys making games in his spare time. Rob has been coding games since 1979 from personal computers to mainframes. He has over 16 years professional experience in the gaming industry.

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