LÖVE is an awesome 2D game framework for Lua. (by love2d)

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  • Ask HN: Yo wants to build a game, I'm lost. What can I do?
    20 projects | | 17 Jan 2024
    I've built a few games with my son over the years. The fun part for us was all about fast iteration, and then laughing at the bugs together.

    There are some other recommendations here for how to approach 3d, and he is specifically asking for 3d -- but I want to put in one more pitch for 2d: the fun-to-tedium ratio can be much higher.

    I wonder if you could spend some time prototyping some of his ideas in LÖVE -- if you show him the smallest sketch of something working, he might have an idea about what to add next.

    Many years ago, on a flight, we went from 0 to game before we landed (with no experience).

  • Gearing up for Lua
    3 projects | | 1 Jan 2024
    Probably the most important piece of software we'll be playing around with is a game engine called LÖVE. Lua is well known around developer circles as being a good scripting language when it comes to making games, and this engine is one of the more popular. I'll be going through installation at the end of this post.
  • Original Sling'n'shoot Worms Game
    4 projects | | 28 Dec 2023
    I got it – these are the steps I took:

    1. Download Love from

  • Can't make my mind about which engine to use
    2 projects | /r/gamedev | 10 Dec 2023
    libGDX is great, but I can understand if it's not for some people. This also applies to love2d, raylib and Monogame
  • How Do I Compile/Install Love 0.10.2 on Linux?
    2 projects | /r/love2d | 7 Dec 2023
    So I was stuck with my only other method: compiling from source, which I have absolutely no experience in. I'm told I have to install Git, put in "$ git clone" into the terminal to, well, clone the repository, and that's where I hit a dead end.
    2 projects | /r/love2d | 7 Dec 2023
    You don't need to use git if you don't want to. Try downloading the 0.10.2 source directly here (the file you want is love-0.10.2-linux-src.tar.gz); I see you've tried this already but try again just to see what happens. Extract it to a directory (e.g. love-0.10.2-linux-src) and then run:
  • Not only Unity...
    53 projects | /r/opensourcegames | 11 Nov 2023
    Love2d (MIT/C++/Lua)
  • Ask HN: Released games built on FOSS engines?
    12 projects | | 17 Oct 2023
    - Löve (doesn't have a separate page, but showcases a few games at the bottom of the page):
  • How to have the coolest booth at a tech conference 🕹👾
    3 projects | | 3 Oct 2023
    The game, Wasp Escape, was built using the open-source Löve 2D game library for Lua.
  • I want to make a game but I'm scared...
    3 projects | /r/gamedev | 15 Sep 2023
    love2d (lua) is a productive, fun, good docs, and most importantly proven / field-tested 2d game library, with easy to learn fast to compile and fast to run language - lua. while lua might not have a lot of features as python, the big bonus is that its much more focused language, which is important because otherwise you can get easily distracted on bells and whistles that other programming languages provide, i know that from experience
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love2d/love is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of love is C++.

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