The open source game console

Lakka is a lightweight Linux distribution that transforms a small computer into a full blown game console.

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Powerful

Built on top of the famous RetroArch emulator, Lakka emulates a wide variety of systems and has some unique features such as joypad hotplug, rewinding, netplay, and shaders.

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User friendly

Lakka is easy to setup and use. Once installed to your SD card, you just have to copy your ROM on the card, plug your joypad and enjoy your favorite old games.

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Low cost

We try our best to keep the hardware required to run Lakka as cheap as possible. The software is optimized to run fast even on low end computers, and we support a lot of USB joypads.

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Open source

Lakka is a community driven project. Coders, designers and gamers all around the world are working together to make it a great experience. Join us!

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Lakka is the official Linux distribution of RetroArch and the libretro ecosystem.

Each game system is implemented as a libretro core, while the frontend RetroArch takes care of inputs and display. This clear separation ensures modularity and centralized configuration.

libretro ecosystem