Wallpaper Engine

Wallpaper Engine is a program that allows you to use animated 2D and 3D wallpapers on your desktop. With the application, you can choose one of many compositions or create your own. The program has a lot of options that allow you to transform your desktop into an animated world. The creator and the publisher of the program is the German programmer Kristjan Skutta.

How to Download Wallpaper Engine

The program is available for download only in digital distribution via the Steam platform, The price is low, about $4. To download the Wallpaper Engine, click the Download button at the end of the review.

The Program Capabilities

The program is used to change your standard desktop into an animated show. Thus you can have animated wallpapers, both in 2D and 3D. Your desktop can also display videos, web pages and even interactive mini-games on our desktop. The possibilities Wallpaper Engine offers are endless and the end result is largely dependent on the user’s imagination. For example, you can insert your own recordings into your project and add a variety of visual elements. For more advanced users, the author of the program has prepared options for creating and editing three-dimensional wallpapers.

The program supports MP4, WebM, AVI, M4V, MOV, and WMV formats. Wallpaper Engine is equipped with a mechanism that stops the animation of the wallpaper when a video game is run by the user. This saves system resources and makes the gaming experience better.

The program has a lot of options and thus gives you a lot of choices. You can use the available wallpapers or create your own. The interface is very intuitive and should not cause major problems. With so many possibilities, you can make your desktop the center of a galaxy where spaceships travel, or you can watch their cars speeding on a race track, or perhaps you can have an interactive wallpaper that you can operate with the mouse.

Wallpaper Engine – the Hardware Requirements

The system requirements are not as high as they might be for newer games. Actually, in the minimal configuration, they are very low. The program also offers a very interesting resources management option. You can set how much computer power Wallpaper Engine will use.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 (with Aero), 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics card: HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • DirectX: 10
  • Disk Space: 512 MB

Recommended Hardware Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 8.1, 10
  • Processor: 0 GHz Intel i7 or equivalent
  • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD HD7870, 2 GB VRAM or better
  • DirectX: 11
  • Disk Space: 1024 MB

Downloadable Wallpapers

The program offers the ability to create and share your projects on the web. You can do it for free or even sell your creations. Thanks to this solution there is no shortage of imaginative wallpapers that you can get.

The program’s website is on Steam. You will there find information about the hardware requirements, Wallpaper Engine options, program capabilities, tips, and tricks. You can also find sample compositions and paid downloadable wallpapers offered by the producer for less than $2 art. You will find there:

  • Dragon – a fully animated flying dragon that can edit body parts (!),
  • Space Trail – a cosmic trail that follows the mouse,
  • Space Twirl – a cosmic whirlpool,
  • WaterFlow – an animation of flowing water.

Each of the above wallpapers can be modified and customized by changing many parameters.

The program was launched in 2016. Wallpaper Engine gets very good reviews – 96% positive, which is an amazing result. There are several language versions available.

Wallpaper Engine
Wallpaper Engine is an engine that allows you to create animated, often interactive, wallpapers on your desktop. Download the program today.
10 Total Score

User Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Kristjan Skutta
Publisher Website
Operating System
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
early access
File Size
512 MB

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Arkadiusz Dziki

Arkadiusz is a Polish tech content writer who specializes in creating helpful, engaging, and informative articles on software. He has worked as a freelance writer since 2013 and has experience writing about all kinds of software such as operating systems, office applications, security suites, and graphic programs.

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