Lutris is an open source video game platform

Lutris video game title screen

It may not be as impressive or as huge or ambitious as other projects we have seen recently, but lutris is working on further developing this open source video game platform. Many of you will already know Lutris, that Steam-style but open source manager, and perhaps many of you already know it. In fact, Lutris version 0.5.0 has already been released, as you can see it is still in an early phase.

The Lutris app is quite practical, helping to get organized and install video games on your GNU / Linux distroeven if they come from multiple sources. One of the objectives set by this project is to support any video game compatible with Linux, regardless of whether it is natively, through Wine, or other means such as Steam Play, game console emulators, etc. That is what makes Lutris even more attractive, apart from the simple graphical interface for managing all the games installed on our machine.

Lutris users will be able to visit the list of supported video games on the official Lutris website, choose the one they want, download it and install the game in a simple way as I have said. In that way everything is centralized, and we do not have to go looking for them on different platforms such as Steam, GOG, etc., or have to check whether or not they are compatible with our Linux distro, but we already have everything there already ready. With the help of a search engine for games by genre or category to locate them quickly.

It generally works quite well and is compatible with Debian, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Mageia and some derivatives of these distros if they have not been heavily modified. Once installed, it allows you to manage your video games, launch games from Steam, use community-written installers to facilitate the installation of certain video games, automatic installation of more than 20 emulators with a single click, download and launch of free games and / or free….

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