Esdl is library for accessing SDL and OpenGL through Erlang. SDL handles 2d graphics, user events, and audio while OpenGL handles 3d graphics. SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide fast access to the graphics framebuffer and audio device. It also does event handling from mouse, keyboards, and joysticks. OpenGL is a cross-platform standard for 3D rendering and 3D hardware acceleration.