SuperTuxKart – free 3D open-source arcade racer game

SuperTuxKart is an enhanced version of TuxKart, the kart racing game originally done by Steve Baker, featuring Tux and a bunch of his friends.

See the great lighthouse or drive through the sand and visit the pyramids. Race under water or in space, watching the stars passing by. Have some rest under the palms on the beach (watching the other karts overtaking you 🙂 ). But don’t fall in the volcano.

You can do a single race against other karts, compete in one of several Grand Prix, or try to beat the high score in time trials on your own.

Since version 0.9, the game has been powered by the Antarctica game engine, adding advanced graphical features.

Features include:

  • Many tracks with new tracks added such as Cocoa Temple, Gran Paradiso,
    Candela City, Cornfield Crossing and Las Dunas Arena.
  • Multiplayer support.
  • Grandprix.
  • Single Race.
  • Time Trail.
  • Funny Characters.
  • Battle mode.
  • Soccer mode.
  • In-game screen recording powered by libopenglrecorder.
  • Advanced graphical features including dynamic lighting, instanced rendering (allowing for a large increase in vegetation), and more.
  • Create your own characters, tracks, and arenas and share them with the SuperTuxKart community.
  • Online login which allows players to:
    • connect with friends and see when they are playing.
    • vote for addons.
    • collect online achievements.
  • Fully shader-based rendering engine.

Support: Forums, Addons
Developer: Joerg Henrichs, Eduardo Hernandez Munoz, and contributors
License: GNU GPL

Hardware requirements:

  • GPU (Recommended): NVIDIA GeForce 660 GTX or AMD Radeon HD 7870 series card or higher; At least 1 GB VRAM (video memory).
  • GPU (Minimal, With this setup the game might be choppy): NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX, AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or Intel HD Graphics 3000; At least 512 MB VRAM (video memory).
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 (or better) or AMD processor, 2.8 GHz or faster.
  • At least 1 GB of free RAM.
  • Disk space: 700MB.


SuperTuxKart is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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