What game engines support Lua?

Game engines that use Lua

  • Agen (2D Lua; Windows)
  • Amulet (2D Lua; Window, Linux, Mac, HTML5, iOS)
  • Cafu 3D (3D C++/Lua)
  • Cocos2d-x (2D C++/Lua/JS; Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry)
  • Codea (2D&3D Lua; iOS (Editor is iOs app); $14.99 USD)
  • Cryengine by Crytek (3D C++/Lua; Windows, Mac)

How do you integrate Lua with C++?

First steps in LUA-C++ integration

  1. Compile Lua itself. Download Lua 5.2. 1 and compile it. Usually it enough with make macosx or make linux .
  2. Create a simple host app. We need a simple host app. Our host app will simply setup Lua and run a script from it. This script will have access to a std::queue from the host app.

Does Lua work with C++?

Lua problems with C++ Lua is written in C, the whole Lua API is C based. Hence converting Lua into the C++ world would seem rather difficult, but Lua does provide abilities to do this. I have read many reports saying that Lua cannot be used with classes but through a bit of manipulation this can be achieved.

Is Lua better then C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine’s native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized; Lua: Powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. C++ and Lua can be primarily classified as “Languages” tools.

Is Lua faster than C?

As documented here, Lua is implmented in C. It can only be as fast as C, but is more likely to be slower. It can’t be faster than the language of its own implementation. As long as the C code is fully optimized and uses the most appropriate algorithms.

Is Lua good or bad?

Sufficiently fast: performs well comparing to other languages and has a JIT compiler that noticeably improves performance on many tasks; those who may still be not satisfied with the performance, can implement critical parts in C and, given the ease of integration with C, still benefit from other good aspects.

Why is Lua dead?

While Lua is still used fairly often in gaming and web service, it performed poorly in terms of community engagement and job market prospects. That being said, in spite of its age, Lua’s growth has flat-lined rather than declined, which means that although it’s not popular, it’s not dying either.