Linux support

We’re pleased to announce that Linux support is coming to the Flax Engine! Development builds of Flax’s technology run great on Ubuntu Linux supporting desktop gaming and cloud-based solutions.

Flax on Linux
Flax on Linux

Gaming Linux

Flax supports all core engine features on Linux. This includes high-performant Vulkan rendering and high-DPI monitor support.

Game developers can deploy their games to support desktop gaming on Linux or use special build options to run a game in the cloud for multiplayer and streaming purposes.

Under the hood, we use Clang 7 to compile engine source and all dependencies (Mono, PhysX, freetype, etc.). X11 is used for window system and mouse/keyboard input.

Flax running on Ubuntu Linux

What’s next?

Bringing Flax to Linux was challenging but it’s a major step in multiplatform support for the engine. At this point, Flax supports 4 platforms: Windows, Linux, Xbox One and UWP. We want to extend this to all major consoles (PS4, Switch) and mobile (iOS, Android).

You can expect Linux builds support in the upcoming Flax 0.6 update and open beta coming soon…

Wojciech Figat

Lead Developer


Carlos · December 18, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Hi. Where can I find the Ubuntu installer? I’ve looked all over. Thank you, in advance.

Bohdan · December 19, 2020 at 3:01 AM

Hi. I also looked for Ubuntu installer. I think it will be a huge plus.

JK · December 20, 2020 at 1:37 PM

Two questions above are unanswered, which suggests that Flax team is not too responsive. I’m thinking about moving from godot to flax, however easiness of using godot on linux stops me from doing so for now. Are you going to make it easy for linux users to launch flax in some near future?

Oli · February 20, 2021 at 12:42 PM

Clang-7, the one version I seem to be unable to install on my Ubuntu 20.10 :'(

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