How to install Ikemen GO on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Ikemen GO on your Chromebook. Ikemen GO is an open-source fighting game engine that allows you to create and play 2D fighting games. This tutorial is designed to complement our video guide, providing detailed step-by-step instructions and commands to ensure a smooth installation process.

System Requirements

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically for Chromebooks with either an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps (Crostini). Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU.

Video Tutorial

Installation Steps

Follow these steps to install Ikemen GO on your Chromebook:

  1. First, ensure that Linux apps are enabled on your Chromebook. If you haven't done this yet, go to your system settings, click on the 'Advanced' section in the left panel, then click on the 'Developers' section, and finally turn on Linux apps.
  2. Once Linux apps are enabled, open a terminal window.
  3. Run the following commands in order:
chmod 755 Ikemen_GO_Linux

Let's break down what these commands do:

  • The first command downloads the Ikemen GO package from GitHub.
  • The second command unzips the downloaded package.
  • The third command makes the Ikemen GO Linux executable file... well, executable.
  • The fourth command runs Ikemen GO, overriding the Mesa GL version to ensure compatibility.

Additional Resources

For more detailed information, you can refer to the Google Doc used in the tutorial.

To learn more about Ikemen GO and its capabilities, visit the official Ikemen GO website.


If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few tips:

  • Make sure your Chromebook's software is up to date.
  • If the download fails, check your internet connection and try again.
  • If you get a "permission denied" error when trying to run Ikemen GO, double-check that you've correctly run the chmod command.
  • If the game doesn't launch, ensure your Chromebook meets the minimum system requirements for running Linux apps.


Installing Ikemen GO on your Chromebook opens up a world of possibilities for fighting game enthusiasts. Whether you're interested in playing existing games or creating your own, Ikemen GO provides a powerful and flexible platform. Remember, the key to success is patience and following the steps carefully. If you encounter any difficulties, don't hesitate to reach out for help in the comments section of our YouTube video.

For more information about Chromebooks and their capabilities, check out our Chromebook comparison and Buyers Guide. Happy gaming!