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Commitments And Contingencies (Narrative) (Details)

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Commitments And Contingencies (Narrative) (Details) - USD ($)
May 01, 2020
Apr. 23, 2020
Jan. 24, 2019
May 21, 2015
Jun. 30, 2020
Apr. 08, 2020
Mar. 17, 2020
Dec. 31, 2019
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities         $ 2,083,000     $ 1,834,000
January 24, 2019, SPYR APPS, LLC [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Agreement description     SPYR APPS, LLC entered into an agreement with one of its vendors, Shatter Storm Studios, to whom it owed $84,250 for artwork related to the Steven Universe game. Pursuant to the terms of that agreement, SPYR APPS, LLC needed to make payment in the amount of $85,000 to cover the principal owed and attorneys' fees together plus 6% interest in that amount by December 1, 2019. Should SPYR APPS, LLC not make the required payment on or before December 1, 2019, it consented to entry of judgment in favor of Shatter Storm Studios for the amount owed. SPYR APPS, LLC did not make the payment and on January 27, 2020 Shatter Storm Studios initiated Case No. 1:200cv-00217 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado seeking entry of the consent judgment against SPYR APPS, LLC. The judgment is not being contested by SPYR APPS, LLC, but has not yet been entered. The $85,000 plus accrued interest and attorneys' fees has been reported as part of accounts payable and accrued liabilities. The balance due as of December 31, 2019 was approximately $90,000.          
Principal owed and attorneys' fees     $ 84,250       $ 85,000  
Interest Rate     6.00%       6.00%  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities         $ 91,000     $ 90,000
Joseph Fiore/Berkshire Capital Management, Inc [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Settlement agreement terms   The Company's joint and several liability obligation by paying to the Commission the agreed upon sum of Two Million Dollars pursuant to a settlement agreement between Joseph Fiore/Berkshire Capital Management, Inc. and the Company, which settlement agreement was entered into on April 15, 2020. The Company has until April 14, 2021 to satisfy its remaining financial obligation to the Commission, an agreed upon civil penalty of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000). The $500,000 liability is reported as part of accounts payable and accrued liabilities on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 and was recorded as litigation settlement costs on the consolidated statements of operations on the Company's form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2019.            
Litigation settlement costs   $ 500,000            
Operating Lease Dated May 21, 2015 [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Lease commitment terms The rent adjustments of approximately $5,000 are due 50% on June 1, 2020 and 50% on July 1, 2020.     The Company leases approximately 5,169 square feet at 4643 South Ulster Street, Denver, Colorado pursuant to an amended lease dated May 21, 2015        
Lease expiration date       Dec. 31, 2020        
Agreement description The Company entered into an amended lease agreement with its landlord. Under the terms of the amendment, the landlord agreed to waive rent, certain rent adjustments and parking for the period April 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 and extend the term of the lease by three months. On July 29, 2020, the Company entered into another amended lease agreement with its landlord. Under the terms of the amendment, the landlord agreed to waive rent, certain rent adjustments and parking for the period July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 and extend the term of the lease by two months. As a result of these amendments, the lease term date, which was December 31, 2020, is now May 31, 2021. In addition, the due date of certain other rent adjustments due April 8, 2020 was deferred. The rent adjustments of approximately $5,000 were due 50% on June 1, 2020 and 50% on July 1, 2020.              
Operating Lease Dated May 21, 2015 [Member] | Minimum [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Annual base rent       $ 143,000        
Operating Lease Dated May 21, 2015 [Member] | Maximum [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Annual base rent       $ 152,000        
Operating Amended Lease Dated May 21, 2015 [Member]                
Other Commitments [Line Items]                
Other rent adjustments           $ 5,000