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 and Linux.
Follow the instructions at the megasource repository page.
platform/unix/automagic from the repository root, then run ./configure and make.
$ platform/unix/automagic $ ./configure $ make
Mac OS X
Download the required frameworks from here and place them in
Then use the Xcode project found at
We use the 'default' branch for development, and therefore it should not be considered stable. Also used is the 'minor' branch, which is used for features in the next minor version and it is not our development target (which would be the next revision - version numbers are formatted major.minor.revision.)
We tag all our releases (since we started using mercurial), and have binary downloads available for them.
Experimental changes are developed in the separate love-experiments repository.
There are also unstable/nightly builds:
- Most can be found here.
- For ubuntu linux they are in ppa:bartbes/love-unstable
- For arch linux there's love-hg in the AUR.
- Lua / LuaJIT / LLVM-lua
- DevIL with MNG and TIFF