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A curated list of amazingly awesome LÖVE libraries, resources and shiny things.
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May 19th

Utilities

  • nativefsstars12 - Read and write files outside of LÖVE's allowed paths.
  • Apr 27th

    Distribution

  • love-fuserstars7 - Packages LÖVE Games using GitHub Actions. Supports Windows, Linux, and Android.
  • Mar 26th

    Performance

  • AppleCakestars9 - Profiling library for LÖVE, with detailed profiling and thread support.
  • Mar 23rd

    Drawing

  • grove.draworder - Similar to deep, but you can set a custom sorting method and create multiple, nestable instances.
  • Helpers

  • grove.color - Blend, convert and interpolate colors using 'color objects'.
  • Mar 6th

    Distribution

  • love-packagerstars11 - Simple CLI to package your LÖVE Game in seconds.
  • Mar 3rd

    Animation

  • Aseprite loaderstars12 - Complete ase/aseprite file loader (no json).
  • Feb 8th

    Input

  • Swipestars1 - A simple radial keyboard library.
  • UI

  • Heliumstars69 - A modern, customizable, high performance retained UI framework.
  • ListBoxstars14 - A dynamic ListBox for LÖVE that supports touch, mouse, and keyboard inputs.
  • Lynx - Very-lightweight list-based UI library.
  • Planstars8 - A super simple Rule-based layout library.
  • Jan 19th

    Tutorials

  • CS50 Introduction to Game Development - Harvard Colleges CS50 OpenCourseWare.
  • learn2love - Book for learning programming with Lua and LÖVE (Version 11.0+).
  • Using Tiled Maps in LÖVE - An article about using maps created with Tiled in your LÖVE game.
  • Tutorial on making an Arkanoid-type game - A complete tutorial on how to make a breakout clone by nooowaay.
  • Simple Game Tutorials - Tutorials for making simple games with LÖVE (Snake, Sokoban, Tetris, etc.).
  • How to LÖVE - A book by Sheepolution teaching LÖVE from the ground up.
  • Building love2d games for the web with love.js and Docker - A tutorial on packaging LÖVE games for the web.
  • IDEs

  • Atom - A hackable text editor for the 21st Century (obsolete).
  • Brackets - A modern, open source text editor by Adobe (obsolete).
  • ZeroBrane Studio - ZeroBrane Studio is a lightweight Lua IDE with code completion, syntax highlighting, live coding, code analyzer, and debugging support.
  • IntelliJ IDEA - Capable and Ergonomic Java IDE.
  • Vim - Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient.
  • Notepad++ - Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages.
  • Visual Studio Code - VS Code is a new type of tool that combines the simplicity of a code editor with what developers need for their core edit-build-debug cycle.
  • 3D

  • love-gltf - Gltf asset loader and test renderer; Supports skeletal animations and morph targets.
  • model_rendererstars14 - A simple 3d model renderer for love2d.
  • anim9stars27 - 3D skeletal animation library (design to be used with IQM and IQE).
  • Brinevector3Dstars8 - FFI-enabled vector library for 3D (x,y,z).
  • IQEstars8 - Inter-Quake Export loader (text).
  • IQMstars33 - Inter-Quake Model loader (binary).
  • Lovoxstars43 - Pseudo-3D library for working with voxels.
  • Animation

  • androssstars29 - A Lua library for 2D skeletal/bone animations with a Löve backend.
  • anim8stars530 - Animation library.
  • animxstars18 - A featureful Animation library for loading animations from XML files!.
  • chirostars25 - Convenience wrapper around Spine.
  • Peachystars85 - A parser/renderer for Aseprite animations in LÖVE.
  • skeletorstars25 - 2D skeletal animation system.
  • Waltstars53 - Animation library.
  • Lumpstars19 - Adobe Flash animation runtime.
  • lovanimstars20 - A minimal stateful animation library.
  • SYSL-Textstars45 - Text animation and automatic wrapping library based on tags.
  • Drawing

  • renderplanetstars18 - Realistic orthographic planet rendering.
  • Sölarstars5 - A fairly simple solar system simulator.
  • Artalstars38 - A .PSD parsing library for LÖVE.
  • Autobatchstars93 - Small LÖVE module to automate the use of SpriteBatches.
  • centerstars7 - A simple module to dynamically align and fit content to screens of any size.
  • deepstars39 - Adds Z axis; allows you to queue actions and draw calls.
  • draftstars41 - A module for drawing complex shapes.
  • HSLUVstars33 - Lua implementation of HSLuv (a human-friendly alternative to HSL).
  • Maid64stars40 - Low resolution scaler for LÖVE.
  • Pushstars361 - A simple resolution-handling library for LÖVE.
  • svgloverstars43 - Library to import and display simple SVGs in LÖVE.
  • SYSL-Pixelstars23 - Pixel art focused scaler for graphics, position, screen-captures and shaders.
  • Tove2dstars138 - Animated vector graphics for LÖVE.
  • turtle.luastars71 - Turtle graphics library for LÖVE.
  • Runtime-TextureAtlasstars8 - Texture atlas packer and renderer at runtime; no external tools.
  • Export-TextureAtlasstars3 - Extends Runtime-TextureAtlas as a commandline tool to export an atlas.
  • Helpers

  • batteriesstars173 - Fills out lua's sparse standard library and provides implementations of common algorithms and data structures useful for games.
  • luestars40 - Lue is a LÖVE library that allows you to display hue color effects in your game.
  • roomystars30 - Screen management library for LÖVE.
  • shackstars46 - Shack is a LÖVE library that lets you easily add screen effects such as shake and rotation.
  • astraystars113 - Astray is a lua based maze, room and dungeon generation library for dungeon crawlers and roguelike video games.
  • clovestars18 - A helper library which allows you to quickly loads huge amount of assets.
  • iffystars17 - A SpriteSheet and Tileset helper library for LÖVE.
  • knifestars338 - Collection of useful micro-modules for Lua (Class, State Machines, Bind, Chain, Coroutines, Event, Memoize, Entity, Tests, Timer).
  • shardstars12 - Collection of useful mini modules.
  • love-state-switcherstars8 - State switcher class for Lua LÖVE Engine.
  • lumestars715 - Collection of functions for Lua, geared towards game development.
  • narratorstars62 - An Ink narrative scripting language parser and runtime implementation.
  • reflowprintstars37 - A library designed for alignment of text that is shown one character at a time.
  • rotLovestars213 - Roguelike Toolkit in LÖVE. A LÖVE/lua port of rot.js.
  • ScreenManagerstars29 - Screen/State Management for the LÖVE framework.
  • Simple Tiled Implementationstars660 - Tiled map loader and renderer.
  • Vividstars49 - Color math, manipulation and conversion library.
  • Yonderstars9 - A ridiculously easy to use game state management library for LOVE2D.
  • Math

  • nvec - Hump.vector-compatible LuaJIT FFI-accelerated 2D vector library.
  • vector.luastars28 - A simple vector library based on the PVector class from processing.
  • Bresenhamstars13 - Bresenham's line algorithm written in Lua.
  • brinevectorstars37 - Standalone lightweight luajit ffi-accelerated 2D vector library for great performance.
  • Cirno's Perfect Math Librarystars250 - Math/intersection library designed for games.
  • delaunaystars94 - Delaunay triangulation for convex polygons.
  • hump.vector - Powerful 2D vector class.
  • MLibstars68 - Math and shape-intersection detection library written in Lua. It's aim is to be robust and easy to use.
  • shashstars45 - A simple, lightweight spatial hash for Lua.
  • Physics

  • breezefieldstars28 - A lightweight and easy love.physics wrapper (windfield alternative).
  • Bumpstars745 - Collision detection library for Lua.
  • HC - Collision detection with arbitrary polygons; allows rotation of objects.
  • Strikestars10 - 2D collision detection library. Extendable, based on Separating-Axis-Theorem.
  • Serialization

  • arsonstars4 - Companion library for registering custom data types that can be encoded and decoded by json.lua.
  • binserstars168 - Customizable Lua Serializer.
  • bitserstars133 - Serializes and deserializes Lua values with LuaJIT.
  • cdatastars30 - Serialize between Lua data and C data using LuaJIT's FFI.
  • knife.serialize - Serialize data as a Lua script.
  • Ladystars34 - Saving and loading savegames; based on Ser.
  • moonblobstars18 - Binary serialization and data parsing library.
  • Serstars71 - Fast, robust, richly-featured table serialization library for Lua.
  • Smallfolkstars16 - A fast, robust, secure, richly-featured table serialization library for Lua.
  • tricklestars29 - A bitstream library focused on high compression for use in networking.
  • UI

  • Love Imguistars275 - Imgui module for the LÖVE game engine.
  • SUITstars407 - Small immediate mode GUI library.
  • CatUIstars79 - A very light-weight GUI library for LÖVE.
  • GOOistars184 - Android-oriented GUI library.
  • Gspöt - A stateful GUI lib for LÖVE.
  • Hanker - Maximalist immediate mode-ish UI elements; gamepad-friendly.
  • LoveFrames Forkstars88 - 11.2 Fork of a GUI library.
  • Löve-Nuklearstars293 - Lightweight immediate mode GUI for LÖVE games.
  • Patchystars32 - 9patch library.
  • SafeWordstars3 - An overscan detection library for LÖVE.
  • Utilities

  • ShakeDetectorLuastars4 - Uses accelerometer data for shake device detection written in Lua.
  • ArrayRotation - Rotation of two dimensional arrays (square and non-square).
  • cargostars130 - Asset manager.
  • chance.lua - Library for generating random data.
  • colorchangerstars1 - Change the colors in your LÖVE game.
  • Flirtstars11 - LÖVE version manager; allows to switch between multiple versions of engine on same machine.
  • GifCatstars37 - A simple module for saving gifs from LÖVE.
  • hex2colorstars4 - A single function to use HEX color values.
  • i18nstars20 - Internationalization library designed to help localize your game.
  • Ini Parserstars7 - General purpose ini configuration parser.
  • log.luastars239 - Library for configurable log output.
  • love-loaderstars112 - Threaded resource loading.
  • love2d-assets-loaderstars32 - Assets Loader.
  • love-pestars13 - A tool made in LÖVE for changing LÖVE icon itself.
  • lovely-enginestars7 - A tool that makes setting up and using LÖVE easier and with Moonscript support.
  • Lilystars78 - Async Asset Loader.
  • luasteamstars64 - Lua bindings for the Steamworks API.
  • Luventstars64 - Simple event-driven programming.
  • nativefiledialog - Open a file picker on Windows/Mac/Linux.
  • Optikon - WYSIWYG visual level designer.
  • ParticleEditorstars1 - An editor of particle for LÖVE.
  • particle-system-playgroundstars10 - A basic LÖVE particle system editor.
  • require.luastars3 - Require all files in a folder.
  • splashystars29 - Splash Screen Library.
  • tickstars59 - Useful timing tweaks for LÖVE's run loop.
  • AI

  • Jumperstars567 - Grid-based pathfinding library.
  • Lua-starstars33 - Easy and pure Lua A* path finding.
  • Camera

  • Bradystars51 - Camera library with parallax scrolling.
  • Editgridstars40 - Gamera and HUMP compatible scaling grid.
  • gamerastars194 - Camera system.
  • hump.camera - Camera library with window locking and smooth camera movement interpolation.
  • Development

  • FPSGraphstars14 - Small FPS graphing utility.
  • debugGraphstars28 - Small OO FPS graphing utillity based on FPSGraph.
  • Lovebirdstars253 - Browser-based debug console.
  • LoveDebugstars89 - Inline console-like debugger utility.
  • lurkerstars230 - Auto-swaps changed Lua files in a running game.
  • LÖVE APIstars242 - The complete API documentation of LÖVE in a Lua table.
  • LÖVE Buildstars39 - GitHub Action for automated cross-platform builds.
  • LÖVE TypeScript Definitionsstars81 - Write LÖVE games with TypeScript.
  • lovelierstars10 - A LÖVE live reloader with Moonscript support.
  • Entity

  • adorbsstars25 - Minimal, Functional Entity Component System.
  • Concordstars138 - A feature-complete ECS library.
  • knife.system - Minimalist functional ECS.
  • natastars32 - Hybrid OOP/ECS entity management.
  • tiny-ecsstars471 - Entity Component System for Lua that's simple, flexible, and useful.
  • Input

  • batonstars158 - Input library for LÖVE that bridges the gap between keyboard and gamepad controls.
  • love-microphonestars54 - Simple microphone support for LÖVE.
  • LoveKeysstars5 - A simple input handeling library that keeps track of things for you.
  • tactilestars49 - A straightforward and flexible input library.
  • Lighting

  • lighterstars18 - A performant dynamic light implementation with a simple API.
  • Shädowsstars148 - A Shadows & Lights engine for LÖVE.
  • Light Worldstars206 - A lighting model.
  • Simple Love Lightsstars20 - A very simple raycasting light implementation.
  • Lightstars6 - A simple dynamic light implementation.
  • Music

  • denverstars70 - A Löve custom waveform generation library.
  • lovebpmstars60 - A LÖVE library for syncing events to the BPM of an audio track.
  • ripplestars26 - An audio manager with tagging support.
  • wavestars80 - A sound manager with audio parsing and rhythm functionalities.
  • Networking

  • Grease - Networking library intended to make networking easy for lovers (TCP, UDP, Enet). (IPv6)
  • LoverNetstars52 - A networking library that leverages bitser and enet. (IPv4)
  • NoobHubstars265 - OpenSource multiplayer and network messaging. (IPv6)
  • Sock.luastars144 - A Lua networking library for LÖVE games. (IPv4)
  • löve-wsstars19 - A websocket client and server library.
  • love2d-lua-websocketstars16 - A simple event-driven websocket client library. (IPv4)
  • OO

  • 30logstars366 - Minified framework for object-orientation in Lua. It features named (and unnamed) classes, single inheritance and a basic support for mixins.
  • classicstars607 - Tiny class module for Lua. Attempts to stay simple and provide decent performance by avoiding unnecessary over-abstraction.
  • hump.class - Small, fast class/prototype implementation with multiple inheritance (class-commons).
  • middleclassstars1.5k - Simple OOP library for Lua; has inheritance, metamethods (operators), class variables and weak mixin support (class-commons).
  • muunstars7 - Moonscript compatible class implementation.
  • selenestars8 - Project template for writing games in Moonscript instead of Lua without precompiling.
  • Performance

  • jprofstars71 - Profiling library/tool for LÖVE.
  • Piefillerstars19 - Graphical profiler for LÖVE.
  • ProFi - A simple lua profiler that works with LuaJIT and prints a pretty report file in columns.
  • Platforms

  • LoveDosstars600 - A Lua framework for 2D DOS games, implementing a subset of the LÖVE API.
  • LoveFTW - Work-in-progress port to Windows phone 8.1.
  • LovePotionstars374 - Unofficial work-in-progress implementation of the LÖVE API for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch Homebrew.
  • LOVE-WrapLuastars27 - A small and simple wrapper for OneLua, lpp-vita, and Lua Player PS3.
  • Love.jsstars340 - LÖVE ported to the web using Emscripten.
  • LÖVRstars1.3k - LÖVE for virtual reality devices.
  • Publishing

  • Love-Snap-Templatestars22 - A template for packaging LÖVE games for distribution in the Snappy Store.
  • AppImageKitstars7.2k - Using AppImageKit you can package LÖVE games as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, debian and derivatives; one game = one file.
  • Shaders

  • LoveShaderConverterstars59 - Convert Shadertoy Shader files to LÖVE GLSL Files with handy utilities for infinite purposes.
  • Shadertoy viewer - Run code copied from shadertoy directly or output the converted code to a LÖVE shader.
  • Testing

  • bustedstars1.1k - Simple unit-testing framework with customizable assertions.
  • knife.test - Fixture-free test framework.
  • Luassertstars126 - Extends assert() with additional, customizable tests.
  • Lunateststars75 - xUnit-style randomized unit testing framework.
  • luststars71 - Minimal test framework.
  • Specl - Behavior Driven Development (BDD) tool.
  • Telescope - Highly-customizable BDD-style testing library.
  • Tweening

  • Fluxstars282 - A fast, lightweight tweening library for Lua.
  • hump.timer - Timer and tweening library with flexible tweening methods.
  • tickstars83 - Lua module for delaying function calls.
  • tween.luastars469 - Tweening/Easing/Interpolating functions for Lua inspired on jQuery's animate method.
  • Distribution

  • love-exportstars41 - Fast and simple command-line tool that builds binaries for you. Supports Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • love-deploystars2 - Build and deploy games on itch.io (supports windows and web exports).
  • Related

  • awesome-luastars3k - A list like this one, but more general and encompassing all of Lua's uses.
  • awesome-love-shadersstars60 - A collection of shaders designed to work in LÖVE.
  • awesome-pico8stars2k - A curated list of PICO-8 resources, tutorials, tools and more.
  • Jan 4th

    Helpers

  • humpstars44 - Collection of tools for developing games with LÖVE (Gamestates, Timers/Tweens, Vectors, Classes, Signals, Cameras).
  • Aug 21st, 2021

    UI

  • Slabstars199 - Slab is an immediate mode GUI toolkit for the LÖVE framework.
  • Jul 31st, 2021

    Shaders

  • ngrading - Simple color grading library.
  • UI

  • NLaystars14 - Flexible layouting library.
  • Feb 23rd, 2021

    Distribution

  • boonstars106 - Multi-platform, easy to use tool supporting Windows, macOS, Linux.
  • love-releasestars433 - A Lua script that automates game distribution. Supports Windows, macOS, Debian, Linux.
  • makelovestars60 - Advanced multi-platform tool to fuse your game written in Python 3. Supports Windows and Linux with AppImage.
  • Feb 2nd, 2021

    Input

  • inputstars2 - Simple and powerful input library. support check operation time, sequence.
  • 3D

  • g3dstars286 - Simple and easy 3D engine for LÖVE.
  • Oct 7th, 2020

    UI

  • YALGstars10 - A very simple, cross-platform, reactive UI for last minute UIs.
  • Mar 23rd, 2020

    AI

  • astarstars6 - An other A* library. Any map(gird, point, mesh or infinite map) and support path cost.
  • Dec 23rd, 2019

    3D

  • 3DreamEnginestars202 - An awesome 3D engine for LÖVE.
  • Oct 4th, 2018

    3D

  • bump-3dpdstars58 - A 3D collision detection library for Lua.
  • Helpers

  • cartographerstars58 - Small Tiled map loader and drawer.
  • lovely-windowsstars13 - A Window/Screen Manager Module for virtual windows.
  • OO

  • knife.base - Extremely minimal base class providing single inheritance and constructors.
  • Physics

  • loveblobsstars57 - A softbody library with support for both dynamic and static arbitrary softbodies.
  • Shaders

  • Moonshinestars430 - Repository of common post-processing effects like blur, vignette, color-grading, etc.
  • Tweening

  • knife.timer - Create timers and tweens with ease.
  • UI

  • Polywell - A highly-configurable text editor / coding tool written in Lua that runs on the LÖVE game engine.
  • IDEs

  • Sublime Text - Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
    • Package Manager - The Sublime Text package manager that makes it exceedingly simple to find, install and keep packages up-to-date.
    • SublimeLove - Supports syntax highlighting, auto-completion, and build system.
    • SublimeLinter-luacheck - Provides linting and static analysis of your Lua code.
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