Lua Game

Open-source Lua projects categorized as Game

Top 23 Lua Game Projects

  • CorsixTH

    Open source clone of Theme Hospital

    Project mention: CorsixTH - Theme Hospital Open Source Recreation - Details In Comments | /r/SteamDeck | 2023-06-27

    Download here:

  • minetest_game

    Minetest Game - The default game for the Minetest engine []

    Project mention: Custom game handler wont extract | /r/nucleuscoop | 2023-04-18

    I downloaded the minecraft java edition game handler and modified the .js file to fit my game (minetest) before zipping it again and renaming the .zip file to .nc. Now when I want to extract the newly created handler to connect it to the game binary, it gets stuck at 100% extracting.

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.


    A replayable arcade shooter with a focus on build theorycrafting.

    Project mention: How can it take to learn love2d? | /r/love2d | 2023-01-17

    There's this nice tutorial made by the bytepath developer. It gives you a good ground for you to build your own stuff, it teaches you how to handle scenes, asset management, and object creation, as well as some game mechanics, but you can skip this part. You can also download other people love2d games, extract the files and see how they did things, I do this a lot when I want to know how to implement certain mechanic.


    A replayable arcade shooter where you control a snake of heroes.

    Project mention: How do I make money off Love2D development? | /r/love2d | 2023-04-20

    If it helps, here's a devlog for a reasonably successful game built in love2d.

  • EmptyEpsilon

    Open source bridge simulator. Build with the SeriousProton engine.

    Project mention: Thorium – A Starship Bridge Simulator | | 2023-03-01

    Thorium is great; it's closer to a virtual tabletop for starship RPGs than a standalone game, built around creating interactive narratives. That sets it apart from the more straightforward game-style bridge sims, like Artemis[1] and EmptyEpsilon[2], which have scriptable scenarios with narrative elements but have more fundamentally game-focused mechanics.

    All of these get used in a lot of fun ways for live events beyond their design, too. Thorium's "family tree" comes from interactive events at planetariums, and EmptyEpsilon, being open-source with an HTTP API and game-master screen for directly manipulating live game state and pretending to be ships, became a popular front-end for European LARPs.[3]




  • WolfHUD

    Payday 2 HUD

    Project mention: [Payday The Heist] Si vous êtes un joueur de retour, n'utilisez pas Hoxhud | /r/enfrancais | 2023-05-11
  • Techmino


    Project mention: 200 lines of ST Stacking | /r/Tetris | 2023-06-09
  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • dota2ai

    Ranked Matchmaking AI: An improved Dota2 AI based on Valve's default AI. Has more than 3 million subscribers on Steam.

  • nvim-tetris

    Bringing emacs' greatest feature to neovim - Tetris!

    Project mention: My thoughts about editors in 2022 | /r/programming | 2023-01-01

    I wouldn't say that a hyperextensible text editor has a narrow scope. It does everything from managing git history to playing Tetris.

  • funkin-rewritten

    Optimized rewrite of Friday Night Funkin' built on LÖVE

  • Warcraft-Guardians-of-Azeroth

    "Guardians of Azeroth" is a mod with a worldwide development team, based on the Warcraft universe by Blizzard Entertainment. In this mod, our team is working to recreate the world of Azeroth in all of its glory, particularly focusing on the story of the classic Warcraft strategy games and World of Warcraft Classic.

    Project mention: Terminology check for an article, are most video games considered closed systems? | /r/gamedev | 2023-03-03

    The modders don't get to make much money from this. The Patreon for the Azeroth mod (currently working on a version for CK3) is showing anemic revenues: . But is there more going on?

  • cambridge

    The next open-source falling-block game engine!

    Project mention: TGM3 running at half speed | /r/Tetris | 2023-04-14

    TGM port that has TGM 1-3 gamemodes without the need to emulate anything. It's in the sidebar, but I'll give you the link:

  • panel-attack

    Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon clone in lua with LOVE

  • capturetheflag

    Capture the Flag game using the Minetest Voxel Engine

    Project mention: CaptureTheFlag: Halloween Event is here! Participate to get a cool hat. | /r/Minetest | 2022-10-18
  • MHR-Overlay

    Monster Hunter: Rise Mod - Overlay mod that exposes internal game data about monsters, creatures, players, damage, buffs and debuffs.

    Project mention: DPS counter? | /r/MHRise | 2023-05-05

    I use this one.

  • killersheep.nvim

    Neovim port of killersheep (with blood!)

    Project mention: Do we have something similar to vscode-pets? | /r/neovim | 2022-10-17

    There is this plugin that lets you take care of a herd of sheep:

  • max-downforce

    Pseudo 3d racer written in Lua and LÖVE

  • BeardLib-Editor

    Editor for PAYDAY 2 using the power of BeardLib.

  • itsyscape

    An itsy 3D RPG.

    Project mention: Game Like Runescape 3 but without losing stuff when you die | /r/runescape | 2023-01-01

    It's open source, the code is available here:

  • POD-for-CK2

    Princes of Darkness Crusader Kings II (CK2) Modification

  • dct

    Dynamic Campaign Tools - mission scripting framework for large persistent DCS missions (by jtoppins)

  • playdate-unlicensed-paddle-game-tutorial

    A tutorial that shows you how to make a Pong clone on the Playdate

  • PushOps

    My game that I started during 2020 lockdown, and released early 2022

  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-06-27.

Lua Game related posts


What are some of the best open-source Game projects in Lua? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 CorsixTH 2,804
2 minetest_game 1,344
3 BYTEPATH 1,314
4 SNKRX 1,153
5 EmptyEpsilon 492
6 WolfHUD 461
7 Techmino 357
8 dota2ai 289
9 nvim-tetris 151
10 funkin-rewritten 90
11 Warcraft-Guardians-of-Azeroth 87
12 cambridge 84
13 panel-attack 75
14 capturetheflag 71
15 MHR-Overlay 65
16 killersheep.nvim 54
17 max-downforce 42
18 BeardLib-Editor 37
19 itsyscape 31
20 POD-for-CK2 27
21 dct 19
22 playdate-unlicensed-paddle-game-tutorial 19
23 PushOps 15
Updating dependencies is time-consuming.
Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.