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Update hgignore
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Added tag 0.9.2 for changeset a5e405cdf14d
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Removed libjpeg-turbo as a dependency (closes issue #1031.) Removed jpeg support for ImageData:encode. stb_image now handles jpeg image loading.
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Added love.system.vibrate(time), which causes the phone to vibrate on Android. love.system.getOS() now returns "Android" on Android. Implemented love.system.openURL.
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Added a LOVE_ANDROID define and Android-specific code that interacts with the JNI and SDL.
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Updated the readme: Xcode 7 lets you build iOS apps for your device without a registered developer account.

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.


We use our wiki for documentation. If you need further help, feel free to ask on our forums, and last but not least there's the irc channel #love on OFTC.



Follow the instructions at the megasource repository page.


Run 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 /Library/Frameworks/.

Then use the Xcode project found at platform/xcode/love.xcodeproj to build the love-macosx target.


Download the required libraries from here and place the include and libraries folders into the platform/xcode/ios folder.

Then use the Xcode project found at platform/xcode/love.xcodeproj to build the love-ios target.

Repository information

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.


The best places to contribute are through the Bitbucket issue tracker and the official IRC channel. For code contributions, pull requests and patches are welcome. Be sure to read the source code style guide.


Releases are found in the 'downloads' section on bitbucket, are linked on the site, and there's a ppa for ubuntu, ppa:bartbes/love-stable.

There are also unstable/nightly builds:


  • SDL2
  • OpenGL 2.1+ / OpenGL ES 2+
  • OpenAL
  • Lua / LuaJIT / LLVM-lua
  • FreeType
  • PhysicsFS
  • ModPlug
  • mpg123
  • Vorbisfile