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Mathieu Comandon
Initial releaseFebruary 23, 2010; 14 years ago (2010-02-23)[1]
Stable release
0.5.16 / January 16, 2024; 38 days ago (2024-01-16)[2]
Written inPython, GObject
Operating systemLinux
Available inEnglish
LicenseGNU General Public License

Lutris is a free and open source game manager for Linux-based operating systems developed and maintained by Mathieu Comandon and the community,[3] released under the GNU General Public License.[4]

For games that require using Wine, community installer scripts are available that automatically configure the Wine environment. Lutris also offers integration for software purchased from GOG, Humble Bundle, Steam, and Epic Games Store; those can be launched directly through the Lutris application.[5] Additionally, Lutris supports over 20 emulators including DOSBox, ScummVM, MAME, Snes9x, Dolphin, PCSX2 and PPSSPP.[6]

In 2013, when Steam support was first added to Lutris, OMG! Ubuntu! noted that the database of Lutris games had thus far been limited. They also noted that while it was possible to submit installers for the Lutris database, each addition needed to be manually approved by the Lutris development team.[7]


Lutris showing a selection of open-source video games

Lutris began as a piece of software called Oblivion Launcher,[citation needed] which was created in 2009 by Mathieu Comandon. He wanted an easier way to manage his games running on Linux, especially the ones that ran using Wine. Lutris began development on Launchpad, with the repository being created on May 5, 2009. The first public release, 0.1, was on November 29, 2009.[8] In 2010, development moved to GitHub.


  1. ^ "Introducing Lutris with 33 Games of 33 years in 33 days before the 0.33 release". Ubuntu Forums. Retrieved 5 February 2023.
  2. ^ "releases". GitHub. Retrieved 16 January 2024.
  3. ^ "About Lutris". Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  4. ^ Lutris desktop client in Python, Lutris, 16 June 2019, retrieved 16 June 2019
  5. ^ "Lutris Open Gaming Platform New Release". GamingOnLinux. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Some of The Popular Gaming Platforms For Linux". LinuxAndUbuntu. 23 December 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Steam Support Added to Open Gaming Platform 'Lutris' - OMG! Ubuntu!". 18 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Download Lutris". Archived from the original on 2 December 2009.

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