How to install Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu

Godot is a free and open source multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine for Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Haiku. It comes with multi-platform deploy support. Using this you can deploy and export your games in Windows, macOS, Linux, UWP, BSD, Haiku, iOS, Android and web. It is released under MIT license. Some of the important features are node-based game design architecture, scene system, Visual editor, Persistent live editing, tool system, physically based 3D rendered system, shader language based on GLSL, Mid- and Post-processing effects, Tile map editor, kinematic controller and animation support.

Godot 2D and 3D game engine

It supports GDScript, C#, C++ and visual scripting, Python, Nim, D and some other languages also.

Install Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu Linux

For Ubuntu it comes as a portable, snap and flatpak packages. Godot game engine runs in 32-bit and 64-bit on all platforms. Go to the below Godot 2D and 3D game engine download link. It comes in two flavors standard and .NET with c# support. Download from the download link.

Download Godot game engine

Download Godot game engine [Linux] link 2

The download size is around 60MB and in zip file format. Then right click on it and select extract here. Then right click on the extracted file and select Run to start Godot game engine on Ubuntu.

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Install Godot game engine via Flatpak:

First if you don’t have then install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation. Now in the terminal app run below command. It will install the Godot game engine flatpak app.

flatpak install flathub org.godotengine.Godot

After that open Godot game engine using below command.

flatpak run org.godotengine.Godot

And uninstall it using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall org.godotengine.Godot

Install Godot game engine via Snap:

Open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below command.

sudo snap install godot --classic

If needed type and enter your password. It will install the latest Godot 2D and 3D game engine on Ubuntu. You can start it by running below command in terminal.


And uninstall it using below command.

sudo snap remove godot

That’s it.

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