List of Lua game engines and frameworks

This is a list of game engines and frameworks that either has been written entirely in Lua or we can use Lua as a scripting language.

  • Defold Engine

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Defold lets you quickly build high performing, cross-platform games together with your team.


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  • Solar2D

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Website

    Solar2D is a Lua based cross-platform framework with focus on ease of iterations and usage. ideal for rapidly creating apps and games for mobile devices and desktop systems.
    It is an official fork of the well established and widely used Corona SDK game engine, which is no longer commercially supported.


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  • LÖVE

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad FreeBSD Website

    Hi there! LÖVE is an awesome framework you can use to make 2D games in Lua. It's free, open-source, and works on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.


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  • Leadwerks

    Commercial Windows Linux HTC Vive Oculus Rift Website

    Leadwerks Game Engine provides the smoothest learning curve to take you from beginner to full-fledged game developer. Use the visual editor and the flowgraph system to set up game interactions without code. Use Lua to write your own game scripts. Advanced users can even program in C++ with the Professional Edition. Leadwerks Game Engine uses an OpenGL 4 deferred renderer to display detailed scenes with real-time lighting at maximum speeds to power desktop and VR games.


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  • Game Guru

    Commercial Windows Website

    Create, play and share fun games on your PC with absolutely no technical knowledge needed!.


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  • Amazon Lumberyard

    Free Windows Website

    Amazon Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source.


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  • Shiva

    Freemium Windows Website

    ShiVa 3D game engine with graphical editor to create applications and games for Windows, MacOS, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Palm WebOS and Wii.


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  • Wicked Engine

    Free Windows Windows Phone Xbox Website

    Wicked Engine is an open-source game engine written in C++. The main focus is to be easy to set up and use, light weight, high performance, and graphically advanced. The full source code is provided with the MIT license, which means, anyone is free to use it for anything without additional considerations.


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