Lua Showcase

Lua is used in many products and projects around the world. Here are some highlights. A different selection is shown every day.

Celestia Snort Angry Birds GitHub
Celestia is a real-time 3D visualization of space that can be scripted with Lua. Snort, a popular network intrusion prevention and detection system, is scriptable with Lua. The widely popular game Angry Birds is mostly written in Lua. See a talk by Jaakko Lisalo at the Game Design Expo 2011. GitHub uses Lua scripts in the infrastructure of GitHub Pages, its static site hosting service.
Nmap Wireshark LuaTeX Volvo
Nmap, a popular tool for network discovery and security auditing, is scriptable with Lua. Wireshark, a popular network protocol analyzer, is scriptable with Lua. LuaTeX, the engine behind most modern installations of TeX, uses Lua as its embedded scripting language. Volvo cars like the V40 Cross Country embed Lua in their combined instrument panel.