Last Updated: 2022-11-13

Game Engines

The most popular:

  • Unreal Engine: by Epic Games.
  • Unity: written in C++, developers use C#

Other engines:

  • Frostbite Engine: EA's in-house engine. Games: FIFA, Need for speed, etc. Mass Effect used it for Andromeda but went back to Unreal Engine after that.

Game Stores

  • Steam (Valve)
  • Epic Games
  • Ubisoft Connect
  • Origin (EA)
  • GOG Galaxy

Cloud Gaming

  • Google Stadia ($9.99/mo with individual game purchases)
  • Nvidia GeForce Now (free with limits and $9.99/mo)
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($15/mo)
  • PlayStation Now ($9.99/mo)
  • Amazon Luna ($6.99/mo)

Gaming on Linux

Proton can port Windows games to Linux. Developed by Valve, a fork of wine.

Source code: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton

Check if your Steam game can work on Linux: protondb.com

SteamOS is actually based on Linux.


Stadia is built on Debian Linux servers and Vulkan is their graphics API.

Open Sourced Games

  • OpenTTD
  • OpenRCT2