App/Game Launchers

AdvanceMenu - (Active Development) - Rating: 9/10
AdvanceMENU is a frontend for AdvanceMAME, MAME™, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator.
Attract-Mode - (Active Development) - Rating: 7/10
Attract-Mode is a graphical front-end for command line emulators such as MAME, MESS and Nestopia.
Cabrio - (Active Development) - Rating: 6/10
Cabrio is a graphical front end for emulators, specifically designed for use in arcade cabinets.
EmulationStation - (Active Development) - Rating: 8.5/10
A graphical and themeable emulator front-end that allows you to access all your favorite games in one place, even without a keyboard!
Lutris - (Active Development) - Rating: 5/10
Lutris is a Package manager and Gaming platform / front-end for Games/Emulators.
Mah!Cade - (Active Development) - Rating: 6/10
Mah!Cade is an experimental modification of the original Wah!Cade project, an emulator frontend for arcade cabinets.
RetroFE - (Active Development) - Rating: 7/10
A frontend for arcade cabinets and media PCs.


Geekbench - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark that provides a set of tests designed to quickly and accurately measure processor performance.
GFXBench - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
GFXBench is a free, cross-platform and cross-API 3D graphics benchmark that measures graphics performance, long-term performance...
GpuTest - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
GpuTest is a new cross-platform GPU stress test and benchmarking utility.
Phoronix Test Suite - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available that provides an extensible framework...
UNIGINE - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
UNIGINE is a real-time 3D engine, which lets you fully unleash your talent and achieve great business results.

Digital distribution

Game Jolt - (Active Development) - Rating: 9/10
Make games. Play games. Share games.
itch - (Active Development) - Rating: 9/10
The app, itch, gives you a simple way to download and install your library of games with a few clicks.
Steam - (Active Development) - Rating: 5/10
Steam is a online gaming platform that provides the ability to distribute games and other content directly to gamers around the world.

Emulator Frontends

DBGL - Rating: 6.3/10
DBGL is a Java frontend for DOSBox, based largely upon the proven interface of D-Fend.
jGameBase - (Active Development) - Rating: 8/10
jGameBase is a Java port of GameBase, a fully-featured retro-gaming emulator frontend and game database utility (e.
LinuxDS PRO - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
LinuxDS PRO is an emulator frontend for Ubuntu.
M64Py - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
M64Py is a Qt4 front-end (GUI) for Mupen64Plus 2.
Mednaffe - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Mednaffe is a front-end (GUI) for mednafen emulator Its main features are: It is written in C language.
Phoenix - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Phoenix is a Libretro frontend powered by Qt 5, and is available on Windows, OS X and Linux.
PlayOnLinux - (Active Development) - Rating: 3.5/10
PlayOnLinux is a graphical wine frontend similar to CrossOver.
Swine - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Swine is a graphical wine frontend, that makes it easy to install and run Windows software on Linux systems.

Game making

DAME - (Finished) - Rating: 0/10
Deadly Alien Map Editor is a 100% free 2D map editor for indie game developers.
EasyRPG - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
The EasyRPG-Project aimed at producing a free RPG Maker 2000/2003 clone, featuring game interpreter(See: EasyRPG-Player), game editor...
Make Human - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Free and open source software to create realistic 3d humans for: Illustrations, Animations, Games.
Maratis 3D - (Finished) - Rating: 0/10
Maratis is a portable, simple and visual game development tool designed for artists and developers.
Mokoi Gaming - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Mokoi Gaming is a Game Creation Tool.
NetRadiant - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
NetRadiant is a fork of the now defunct GtkRadiant 1.
Octaforge - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
OctaForge is a 3D game engine based on Tesseract.
SLUDGE - (Active Development) - Rating: 4.7/10
SLUDGE ("Scripting Language for Unhindered Development of a Gaming Environment") is not only a scripting language for developing adventure...
Tiled Map Editor - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Tiled is a 2D level editor that helps you develop the content of your game.
TrenchBroom - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Features: General Full support for editing in 3D and in up to three 2D views High performance renderer with support...

Game specific

Grotesque - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Grotesque is a utility that helps you manage your collection of interactive fiction, or text adventures.
Node Box Editor - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Node Box Editor is a tool for Minetest modders to help with the creation of nodeboxes.


AntiMicro - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
AntiMicro is a graphical program for Linux that can be used to map keyboard keys and mouse controls to a gamepad.
ds4drv - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
ds4drv is a simple daemon that scans for DualShock 4 (PS4) controllers via bluetooth, connects to them and creates a joystick device.
QJoyPad - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
QJoyPad is a simple Linux/QT program that lets you use your gaming devices where you want them: in your games! QJoyPad takes input...
QtSixA - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
QtSixA is the Sixaxis Joystick Manager It can connect PS3 hardware (Sixaxis/DualShock3 and Keypads) to a Linux-compatible machine.
Rejoystick - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
Rejoystick translates keypresses on joystick/gamepads/joypads into keypresses on a keyboard.
Roccat - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Tools and drivers to configure your ROCCAT devices
Solaar - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Solaar is a Linux device manager for Logitech’s Unifying Receiver peripherals.
Ultimate Control - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Ultimate Control is a set of software tools that allow you to take control of your computer wirelessly.
Xboxdrv - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
This is a Xbox/Xbox360 gamepad driver for Linux that works in userspace.
XWiimote - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
XWiimote is an open-source device driver for Nintendo Wii / Wii U remotes.


Anime Girl 3D - (Finished) - Rating: 0/10
Anime Girl 3D is a small game tool that converts 2D anime characters to 3D.
exe2swf - (Finished) - Rating: 6.5/10
exe2swf is a tool that extracts SWF files from Windows or Mac OS executables.
Freelan - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Freelan is a free, open-source, multi-platform, peer-to-peer VPN software that abstracts a LAN over the Internet.
FSgamer - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
FSGamer runs games in their own X server, which can improve the speed, reduce annoying interruptions, and make switching between fullscreen...
Game Conqueror - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
Game Conqueror is a graphical game cheating tool (memory modifier) under Linux, whose main target is to provide functions and user-feelings...
GLXOSD - (Active Development) - Rating: 8/10
GLXOSD is a basic OSD that works by intercepting glXSwapBuffers calls, inspired from RivaTuner OSD on Windows.
PBSetup - (Finished) - Rating: 7/10
PBSetup will update PunkBuster for all PB enabled games.
Scanmem - (Active Development) - Rating: 8/10
scanmem is a simple interactive debugging utility for linux, used to locate the address of a variable in an executing process.
Universal Unity3D Configurator - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Universal Linux configurator for unity based games.

Server browser

All-Knowing Mind - (Abandoned) - Rating: 4/10
All-Knowing Mind is a game server browser for first person shooter games written in Java.
Obozrenie - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Obozrenie is a game server browser for Linux that can be used to access information about and connect to multiplayer servers.
XQF - (Abandoned) - Rating: 7.5/10
XQF is a game server browser and launcher for Unix/X11 for many popular games such as the Quake series, Unreal Tournament series, Half-Life etc.

Video capture

glc - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
glc is an ALSA & OpenGL capture tool for Linux.
OBS Studio - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
OBS Studio (formerly known as OBS Multiplatform) is a complete rewrite of the original OBS from the ground up, with the main goals...
Open Broadcaster Software - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
QX11Grab - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
QX11Grab is a system tray applet for X11 desktop environments that uses FFmpeg to recording X11 Desktops and Windows.
SimpleScreenRecorder - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux program to record programs and games.
vokoscreen - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
vokoscreen is an easy to use screencast creator to record educational videos, live recordings of browser, installation, videoconferences, etc.
Yukon - (Abandoned) - Rating: 0/10
Yukon is a set of libraries and applications that are designed to capture realtime videos of OpenGL applications (games).

Voice chat

GameVox - (Active Development) - Rating: 0/10
GameVox provides group voice communications for gaming communities.
Mangler (Ventrilo) - (Abandoned) - Rating: 2/10
Mangler is an open source VoIP client capable of connecting to Ventrilo 3.
Mumble - (Active Development) - Rating: 9.6/10
Mumble is a voice chat application that lets you communicate with fellow players over the Internet.
TeamSpeak - (Active Development) - Rating: 4.5/10
TeamSpeak 3 continues the legacy of the original TeamSpeak communication system previously offered in TeamSpeak Classic (1.