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13 best Game Launcher libraries in 2022

by kandikits Updated: Jun 15, 2022

The game Launcher library is provided by default, and all the games use this library for communication, operation, and configuration. They are a collection of libraries that can be used by any game engine or game project. The goal of the Game Launcher libraries is to make it easy for developers to add functionality that works across all platforms and devices. Game Launcher libraries are the most popular among Linux gamers because they are easy to use and have a great selection of games. They also have support for many different types of gaming libraries like Steam, GOG Galaxy, uPlay, and Uplay. Lutris can be used to install games from multiple sources. It supports games that use Wine or DOSBox in addition to native Linux games. It also has support for downloading DLCs and mods for games, as well as installing them automatically after the main game is installed. The interface is simple enough that anyone can use it without any problems. Playnite supports installing games from multiple sources in addition to managing your game library by adding screenshots, tracking achievements, and more. A few of the most popular open source Game Launcher libraries for developers are

lutrisby lutris

Python star image 6154 Version:v0.5.12

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject

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lutrisby lutris

Python star image 6154 Version:v0.5.12 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject
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Playniteby JosefNemec

C# star image 4887 Version:10.9

License: Permissive (MIT)

Video game library manager with support for wide range of 3rd party libraries and game emulation support, providing one unified interface for your games.

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Playniteby JosefNemec

C# star image 4887 Version:10.9 License: Permissive (MIT)

Video game library manager with support for wide range of 3rd party libraries and game emulation support, providing one unified interface for your games.
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legendaryby derrod

Python star image 3774 Version:0.20.32

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Legendary - A free and open-source replacement for the Epic Games Launcher

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legendaryby derrod

Python star image 3774 Version:0.20.32 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Legendary - A free and open-source replacement for the Epic Games Launcher
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HeroicGamesLauncherby Heroic-Games-Launcher

TypeScript star image 4773 Version:v2.5.2

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

A Native GOG and Epic Games Launcher for Linux, Windows and Mac.

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HeroicGamesLauncherby Heroic-Games-Launcher

TypeScript star image 4773 Version:v2.5.2 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

A Native GOG and Epic Games Launcher for Linux, Windows and Mac.
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Launchpadby Nihlus

C# star image 340 Version:Current

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

An open-source game launcher for your games

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Launchpadby Nihlus

C# star image 340 Version:Current License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

An open-source game launcher for your games
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CDDA-Game-Launcherby remyroy

Python star image 336 Version:v1.5.5

License: Permissive (MIT)

A Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead launcher with additional features

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CDDA-Game-Launcherby remyroy

Python star image 336 Version:v1.5.5 License: Permissive (MIT)

A Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead launcher with additional features
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steamgriddb-managerby SteamGridDB

JavaScript star image 291 Version:v0.4.2

License: Permissive (MIT)

Automatically find games from launchers on your system and import them into your Steam library with a click of a button.

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steamgriddb-managerby SteamGridDB

JavaScript star image 291 Version:v0.4.2 License: Permissive (MIT)

Automatically find games from launchers on your system and import them into your Steam library with a click of a button.
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Rareby Dummerle

Python star image 393 Version:1.9.4

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

GUI for legendary. An Epic Games Launcher open source alternative

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Rareby Dummerle

Python star image 393 Version:1.9.4 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

GUI for legendary. An Epic Games Launcher open source alternative
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nostlanby quinton-ashley

JavaScript star image 252 Version:2.0.0

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Nostlan is a game launcher for video game emulators! Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows!

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nostlanby quinton-ashley

JavaScript star image 252 Version:2.0.0 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

Nostlan is a game launcher for video game emulators! Available on Linux, macOS, and Windows!
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Clientby Proj-Ascension

C++ star image 225 Version:projectascension-build-1.0.34

License: Permissive (MIT)

Client repository for Project Ascension, an open source game launcher.

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Clientby Proj-Ascension

C++ star image 225 Version:projectascension-build-1.0.34 License: Permissive (MIT)

Client repository for Project Ascension, an open source game launcher.
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plugin.program.iaglby zach-morris

Python star image 260 Version:3.0.6

License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

The Internet Archive Game Launcher (IAGL) will launch Games from the Internet using Kodi

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plugin.program.iaglby zach-morris

Python star image 260 Version:3.0.6 License: Strong Copyleft (GPL-3.0)

The Internet Archive Game Launcher (IAGL) will launch Games from the Internet using Kodi
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Gw2_Launchbuddyby TheCheatsrichter

C# star image 175 Version:3.2.4

License: Permissive (MIT)

Custom launcher generator for the video game Guild Wars 2.

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Gw2_Launchbuddyby TheCheatsrichter

C# star image 175 Version:3.2.4 License: Permissive (MIT)

Custom launcher generator for the video game Guild Wars 2.
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TerasologyLauncherby MovingBlocks

Java star image 143 Version:v4.5.0

License: Permissive (Apache-2.0)

Terasology Launcher is the official launcher for the open source game Terasology.

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TerasologyLauncherby MovingBlocks

Java star image 143 Version:v4.5.0 License: Permissive (Apache-2.0)

Terasology Launcher is the official launcher for the open source game Terasology.
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