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Cartridges is another Linux game launcher and it's super-clean

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If there's one thing we're not short on, it's launchers. There's some kind of launcher for everything including Lutris, Heroic Games Launcher, Bottles and more. Now there's also Cartridges.

First impression is surprisingly good with this one. The interface is impeccably clean and clear, with options to import games from other sources like Steam, Heroic and others. It works damn well too without any fussing around. Although you will need to add extra sources for it to scan, if you're not using the defaults (like extra Steam game install folders). Importing is blazingly fast too.


  • Manually adding and editing games.
  • Importing games from Steam, Lutris, Heroic, Bottles and itch.
  • Support for multiple Steam install locations.
  • Hiding games.
  • Searching and sorting by title, date added and last played.
  • Automatically downloading cover art from SteamGridDB.
  • Searching for games on various databases.
  • Animated covers.

Might be worth a look if you're after something simple, that will bundle all your games from different sources.

Check it out on GitHub and Flathub.

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fenglengshun May 9, 2023
The main thing of value here seems to be the Itch integration. Though not for me -- I isolate itch in a separate container home because of its annoying `~/.itch` folder, so things probably won't work well unless I install this in a container as well.

Personally, my main reason for using Launchers are to track playtime and integrate with Steam. Steam is already my "one-stop" launcher, and I'd rather integrate other launchers to Steam than the opposite. For non-Steam games, though, they don't have a playtime tracker, so that's why I use Lutris (emulator games) and Heroic (Wine, GOG, Epic).

So, this one seems kinda redundant, but I know that the Gnome and Libadwaita crowds wants everything in that aesthetics, so I'm also unsurprised.
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