Updated: 2021-11-19

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

Gaming on Linux

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

Source code:

Check if your Steam game can work on Linux:

SteamOS is actually based on Linux.


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