Docs / Installation

Download your preferred version from the download page or the older releases page.


Two versions of GB Studio are available for Windows. The Squirrel Installer version just requires you to unzip, double click and then wait a few seconds while the application installs to your C:\ drive. Once installed a shortcut will be added to your desktop automatically and the application will start. The application will be installed to %LocalAppData%\gb_studio, if you need to install to a different location use the Manual version.

The Manual version is a zip containing the application files, you can unzip this to any location. Once unzipped double click gb-studio.exe to start.


For macOS unzip the downloaded file and move GB to your Applications folder. Double click to start.

If you're having trouble building or running your game you may also need to install Apple's Command Line Tools by opening Applications/ and entering the following command.

xcode-select --install

Ubuntu / Debian-based Linux

For Debian-based Linux distros, download the .deb version and run the following commands (Tested on Ubuntu 18.10)

> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install build-essential
> sudo dpkg -i gb-studio_1.0.0_amd64.deb
> gb-studio

Fedora / RPM-based Linux

For RPM-based Linux distros, download the .rpm version and run the following commands (Tested on Fedora 29)

> sudo yum install libXScrnSaver make lsb
> sudo rpm --ignoreos -i gb-studio-1.0.0.x86_64.rpm
> gb-studio