How to install Godot 4 on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Godot 4 on a Chromebook in 2024. Godot is a powerful, open-source game engine that's gaining popularity among developers for its versatility and ease of use. By following these steps, you'll be able to harness the power of Godot on your Chromebook, opening up new possibilities for game development and creative projects.

Why Install Godot on a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are known for their simplicity and efficiency, but they're capable of much more than just web browsing. By installing Godot, you're expanding your Chromebook's capabilities to include game development, interactive storytelling, and more. This is especially useful for students, hobbyists, or professionals who want to explore game creation without investing in expensive hardware.


Before we begin, ensure that your Chromebook supports Linux apps (Crostini). Most modern Chromebooks do, but if you're unsure, you can check our list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps support.

Step-by-Step Installation Guide

Follow these steps carefully to install Godot 4 on your Chromebook:

  1. Enable Linux apps on your Chromebook if you haven't already. Go to Settings > Advanced > Developers and turn on Linux apps.
  2. Open the Linux terminal on your Chromebook.
  3. Update your package list by running:
    sudo apt update
  4. Install Flatpak, which we'll use to install Godot:
    sudo apt install flatpak
  5. Add the Flathub repository:
    sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
  6. Install Godot using Flatpak:
    sudo flatpak install flathub org.godotengine.Godot
  7. Set the correct permissions for Flatpak to work properly:
    sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/bwrap && sudo chmod u+s /usr/bin/bwrap

After completing these steps, Godot should be installed on your Chromebook and ready to use.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide to the installation process, please refer to the video tutorial below:

Additional Resources

To help you get started with Godot on your Chromebook, here are some useful resources:

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, try the following:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade before starting the installation.
  • If Flatpak commands fail, restart your Linux container and try again.
  • Check that you have sufficient storage space in your Linux container for Godot and its dependencies.


Installing Godot 4 on your Chromebook opens up a world of possibilities for game development and creative projects. With this powerful tool at your fingertips, you can start creating games, interactive stories, and more, all from the comfort of your Chromebook. Happy developing!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help you make the most of your Chromebook and Godot experience.

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