KDE for Gamers
Enjoy your games on Plasma and Linux
KDE Plasma on the Steam Deck
Play your entire gaming library with this portable console that has the flexibility of a PC. The Steam Deck runs KDE Plasma optimized to play the latest AAA games and your favorite emulators. You can even connect a screen, keyboard, and mouse for a full Plasma-based desktop PC experience.
Learn how KDE contributed to the Steam Deck success, by watching the following talk.
Proton and ProtonDB
Proton is a new tool released by Valve Software and integrated with Steam Play. Proton makes playing Windows games on Linux as simple as hitting the Play button within Steam. Under the hood, Proton comprises several popular technologies, including Wine and DXVK among others that gamers would otherwise have to install and maintain themselves.
ProtonDB is a crowdsourced Linux game compatibility reports database containing reports about more than twenty thousands games.
Not developed by KDE but, still very helpful, Bottles is a free and open source software that uses environments to help you easily manage and run Windows apps on Linux. You can have immediate access to the most popular game stores (e.g. Epic Games Store, EA Launcher, Battle.net etc.) and then play your favorite games, as if you were on Windows.
Explore our collection of classic games
Missing playing Solitaire? Not anymore, thanks to KPatience and the rest of the KDE Games. These games don't have DLC, ads, or trackers and are not pay to win. Let's enjoy games as they were meant to be.
Patience Card Game
Plasma for gamers
Plasma is completely moddable with various extension points. Create new styles, change the color scheme of your apps, write a custom task switcher, make your own Plasma Widgets and write complex wallpaper plugins or compositor effects.
More open-source applications for gamers
Here are some other applications from other open-source organizations that might interest you:
A video game preservation platform aiming to keep your video game collection up and running for the years to come.
Heroic Games Launcher
Heroic is an Open Source GOG and Epic games launcher for Linux and the SteamDeck!
Get your new hardware with Plasma pre-installed
Check out some of the devices available from our partners, from portable gaming consoles to powerful PCs: