Easy-to-learn & powerful

Corona is a cross-platform framework ideal for rapidly creating apps and games for mobile devices and desktop systems. That means you can create your project once and publish it to multiple types of devices, including Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire, Mac Desktop, Windows Desktop, and even connected TVs such as Apple TV, Fire TV, and Android TV.

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Easy-to-learn and powerful

No limits

Unlimited. Powerful. Free.

Lua Based Lua-based

Lua is an open source scripting language designed to be lightweight, fast, yet also powerful. Lua is currently the leading scripting language in games and has been utilized in Warcraft ™, Angry Birds ™, Civilization ™ and many other popular franchises.

Plugins Plugins for all needs

Select from numerous plugins which extend the Corona core for features like in-app advertising, analytics, media, and much more.

Library Call any native library

If it’s not already in the core or supported via a plugin, you can call any native (C/C++/Obj-C/Java) library or API using Corona.

Platforms Cross-platform

Develop for mobile, desktop, and connected TV devices with just one code base.

Corona Free Completely free

No hidden fees, charges, or royalties.
No matter if you are an indie developer or a large publisher, you will never pay for core functionality.

See your dream come to life

Corona speeds up the development process. Update your code, save the changes, and instantly see the results in our instant-update Simulator. When you're ready to test on real devices, build and deploy your app just once and then see code/assets update automatically, all over your local network. It's like magic.

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Corona Performance

Speed and performance

From bleeding-fast OpenGL graphics to the lightweight scripting power of Lua, Corona is optimized for performance at every core level. With Corona, your apps are automatically compiled at build time, streamlined for performance and stability.

Not only an engine

But an entire ecosystem


More than 500,000 developers and an active, helpful forum are not just facts. They’re all about 8 years of trust and inspiration in Corona. Our team is also there.

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Our marketplace is where you can easily find or distribute whatever you need to build the next blockbuster game or app. Full project templates, graphical assets, music, sound effects, and a wide selection of plugins are all waiting for you.

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Open source

Corona's source code is now open for developers to add features to that they need and even contribute back to the core product.

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Priority support

Get priority support provided by our engineering team via our community Slack channel and email.

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  • We wanted to provide an update on the transition away from Corona Labs, Inc. to our new open source initiative.

  • The Corona Labs Forums are currently down as we migrate them to the new modern forum software on new hardware. The old Forums will remain down from th

  • Many of you are curious how our transition is going. Here is a quick update as to its status.

  • Google gave Corona users extra time to update their apps to 64-bit. Are you ready?