Lua Showcase

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

Roblox Grim Fandango Angry Birds Defold
Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system that hosts user-created games of multiple genres coded in Lua. "Grim Fandango was the first game that shows Lua could not only be used to make a good game, but that it could be used to make some of the best games ever." (cited here; see also this) The widely popular game Angry Birds is mostly written in Lua. See a talk by Jaakko Lisalo at the Game Design Expo 2011. Defold is a free engine for professional 2D game development, used at King games and by over 40,000 developers worldwide. All game logic is scripted in Lua.
GitHub World of Warcraft Blackmagic Fusion Nmap
GitHub uses Lua scripts in the infrastructure of GitHub Pages, its static site hosting service. Players of World of Warcraft use Lua to customize the game interface. Blackmagic Fusion, a post-production image compositing software used extensively in the movie industry, uses Lua as one of its embedded scripting languages. Nmap, a popular tool for network discovery and security auditing, is scriptable with Lua.