SuperTuxKart (STK), a free, Mario Kart-like arcade racing game available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX, has been updated to version 0.8.
The game is very fun, featuring mascots such as Tux, Mozilla, Pidgin, Gimp (Wilber), and others, with more installable via addons (see the Addons menu inside the game) and it can be played with up to 4 friends on a single computer, racing each other or against the computer.
SuperTuxKart 0.8 has been released recently, and unfortunately it doesn’t add network multiplayer support, but there are some important new features and changes in this release:Story mode and new challenge setImproved AISkidding and better collision physicsReverse modeNew green valley trackNew Blackhill Mansion trackUpdated XR591 trackUpdated Fort Magma trackUpdated Jungle trackUpdated Sand trackNew musicUpdated menus
Here are a few more SuperTuxKart 0.8 screenshots:
In the video below you can watch the latest SuperTuxKart 0.8 in action:
(direct video link)
Download SuperTuxKart for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
Note for Ubuntu users: there’s no SuperTuxKart 0.8 PPA yet (0.8 failed to build in the STK official PPA) and the download page only offers 64bit binaries for now so if you’re on 32bit, the only way to play the latest version is to compile it. At least for now.
Thanks to Dietmar for the tip! Release info via Supertuxkart blog
Originally published at WebUpd8: Daily Ubuntu / Linux news and application reviews.