Saturday, January 15

Lutris: A New Universal Gaming Platform for Linux is in Development


Lutris is a new gaming platform for Linux that aims at providing easy game installation, configuration and launching system for games. It is different from other services like PlayOnLinux as it integrates a large number of games from a number of different systems that includes console emulators also.

Currently it supports games from following platforms:
  • Native Linux games
  • Windows games under Wine
  • Many arcade based games
  • Amiga 500, 600, 1200
  • Atari 2600, 800, 800XL, 130XE, 5200, ST, STE, TT, Lynx
  • Bandai WonderSwan, WonderSwan Color
  • Browser games like Quake Live, Minecraft or Flash based games
  • Commmodore VIC-20, C64, C128, CBM-II, PLUS/4
  • LucasArt SCUMM based games (Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, ...)
  • Magnavox Odyssey², Videopac+
  • Mattel Intellivision
  • Microsoft MSX, MS-DOS
  • NEC PC-Engine Turbographx 16, Supergraphx, PC-FX
  • Nintendo NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube
  • Sega Master Sytem, Game Gear, Genesis, Dreamcast
  • SNK Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket
  • Sony Playstation
  • Z-Machine games like Zork
The utility only provides runners for systems mentioned above. You will have to get emulators and other files for your favorite platform. If you don't know where to get emulators, you can start here

The project is in early stages of development and a lot of work has to be done. The project also aims to provide a system where users can rate the games, invite friends or join in a online game much like Steam.


You Can Contribute

Lutris is Open Source Software written in Python/GTK and is under a GPL v3 License . You can help the project by reporting bugs, submitting new ideas, contributing code etc. For more information please visit official website: http://www.lutris.net/

Links

IRC: #lutris on irc.freenode.net

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