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SuperTuxKart 0.9.1 released

We have just released SuperTuxKart 0.9.1:

You can find a trailer and screenshots on our blog ([]), and download it from

  • Many bug fixes
  • Started to use scripting in tracks
  • Significant audio performance improvements
  • Smaller tweaks and improvements to several tracks including:
    • Math class
    • XR591
    • Fort Magma
    • Gran Paradiso
    • Subsea
  • Tweak to challenges
  • Better support for driving tracks in reverse... read more
Posted by Joerg 2015-10-17

SuperTuxKart 0.9 released

After more than one year of work we are happy to announce SuperTuxKart 0.9.:

Screenshot of 0.9

New features:

  • Fully shader-based rendering engine
    • New tracks Cocoa Temple and Gran Paradiso
    • Graphical improvements to many other tracks
    • New karts Amanda, Gavroche, Sara (as wizard and racer)
    • Improved tux, adiumy, Suzanne and Xue.
  • Online login which allows to:
    • connect with friends and see when they are playing
    • vote for addons
    • collect online achievements
  • Different kart physics
    • In-game Grand Prix editor
    • Random Grand Prix generation
    • Achievement system... read more
Posted by Joerg 2015-04-21

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Released

We are proud to announce the release of SuperTuxKart version 0.8.1.

This release includes the following features:
New track 'STK Enterprise'
Updated tracks 'Old Mine', 'Around the Lighthouse' and 'Zen Garden'
New modes 'Soccer' and 'Egg Hunt'
New karts 'Xue' and 'Sara'
Updated 'Beastie' kart
Wiimote support (for most Wiimotes; check for instructions and compatibility)
Added tutorial
Added new 'SuperTux' difficulty
New bubblegum shield defensive weapon
New combined speedometer and nitro meter
Added ability to filter add-ons
Updated nitro models
Added ability to save and resume Grand Prix
Improved skid marks and particle effects... read more

Posted by M Gagnon 2013-11-26

SuperTuxKart 0.8 released

Over a year after the 0.7.3 release, we are proud and excited to announce the release of SuperTuxKart 0.8! We have closed over 230 tickets, and made some significant changes: You can now enjoy a story mode with challenges against a stronger AI, and improved physics with better skidding and collisions. Tracks can be driven in reverse, and we have new music especially composed for SuperTuxKart.

Many many more changes were done, the main ones are:
- Story mode and new challenge set
- Improved AI
- Skidding and better collision physics
- Reverse mode
- New green valley track
- New Blackhill Mansion track
- Updated XR591 track
- Updated Fort Magma track
- Updated Jungle track
- Updated Sand track
- New music
- Updated menus

Posted by Joerg 2012-12-11

SuperTuxKart 0.7.3 - First Release Candidate

A first release candidate of SuperTuxKart 0.7.3 has been released. Improvements:
* New Zen Garden and Subsea tracks
* New Island battle arena
* New Suzanne kart
* New graphical effects
* New weapons 'Swatter' and 'Rubber Ball'
* Added Thunderbird as race referee
* 3 Strikes Battles now displays lives as spare tires
* Improved bubble gum
* See progression during Grand Prix
* Improve physics for tall karts (e.g. Adiumy)
* Lots of bug fixes
* Improved kart control at high speeds
* Better placement of rescued karts
* Transition track-making to blender 2.5/2.6... read more

Posted by Joerg 2011-11-02

SuperTuxKart 0.7.2 released

SuperTuxKart 0.7.2 has been released. Most important improvements:
* Added in-game addon manager
* Fixed major memory leaks
* New Snow Peak track by Samuncle
* Improved star track UFO by Rudy
* New Beastie kart.
* Show when you get a highscore
* Improve gamepad configuration under Windows (add ability to tell gamepads apart)

Auria & Joerg

Posted by Joerg 2011-07-15

SuperTuxKart 0.7.1b released

SuperTuxKart 0.7.1b is a minor bugfix release which fixes the problem that not all challenges could be done.

Posted by Joerg 2011-04-21

SuperTuxKart 0.7.1 released

SuperTuxKart 0.7. 1 has been released. Most important improvements:
* Better graphical effects including rain, snow, and particle systems
* New and improved tracks and karts
* Language selection in game
* Easier to understand GUI
* STK news and updates shown in the GUI
* and many many minor improvements and bug fixes.

Auria & Joerg

Posted by Joerg 2011-04-15

SuperTuxKart 0.7 released

After over a year of work, dozens upon dozens of new and fixed bugs, over 3000 commits, a lot of work from artists, restless testing from our faithful followers, and translations from contributors all over the world, we are thrilled to offer you SuperTuxKart 0.7 just in time for Christmas.

Joerg & Auria

Posted by Joerg 2010-12-21

SuperTuxKart 0.7 - second release candidate

We have just uploaded a second release candidate. Major changes:
* Asian fonts are now included in the package.
* Several memory leaks have been fixed (which had caused problems with music and sound effects)
* Some tracks were improved to disable unintentional shortcuts and incorrect rescues.
* Some minor bug fixes.
We also updated the translations, but not all translations are complete yet.... read more

Posted by Joerg 2010-12-15

SuperTuxKart 0.7 - first release candidate

We have finally released a first release candidate for 0.7.

The changes compared to 0.6.2a are too numerous to list, main points would be:
* New graphics engine
* New GUI
* Kart and track animations
* New and improved tracks, karts, and items
* Shortcut/alternative way support for tracks

Compared to 0.7alpha3 challenges, unlocking etc. are now fully implemented.

Download from the sourceforge

Posted by Joerg 2010-12-01

SuperTuxKart 0.7 alpha 3 released

In a bit of a rush, we finally managed to get a third alpha release of the upcoming 0.7 release out. You can download binary packages for Windows and Mac from the usual location at

If you are compiling stk yourself note that it is recommended to use the current "1.7 stable" irrlicht branch, see the branch in irrlicht's SVN repository at (which will become the next 1.7.2 release). While STK mostly still works with irrlicht 1.7.1, bugs in this irrlicht version can result in some texts not being displayed, and even in crashes (mostly in menus though).... read more

Posted by M Gagnon 2010-09-24

0.7alpha2 release

We have just release a second alpha release of SuperTuxKart 0.7. This is not yet a full version, but shows our progress, and can already be played. We are looking forward to feedback in our forum!

Posted by Joerg 2010-04-29

SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a

SuperTuxKart 0.6.2a is a bugfix release which fixes the problem that STK needs to be run as administrator in Windows Vista. We have renamed all packages to have the same release number, but you only need to download a new package if you are on Windows Vista and have problems running STK - otherwise the 0.6.2a packages are identical to 0.6.2. If you have previously downloaded 0.6.2 on Windows Vista, you can just download a new executable from our download page.

Posted by Joerg 2009-10-19

SuperTuxkart 0.6.2 released

SuperTuxKart 0.6.2 is a bugfix release for 0.6.1. It fixes several bugs, the most important being a crash that could happen now and again. But additionally we fixed slowdowns of karts in a battle area, scoring of Grand Prix in case of a restart, and more.

Posted by Joerg 2009-08-20

Bugfix release SuperTuxKart 0.6.1a

Due to a minor bug in the battle mode track selection we decided to release a minor bug fix release. New packages and patches for 0.6.1 are available from our download page.

Posted by Joerg 2009-02-19

SuperTuxKart: 0.6.1 and add-on package released

SuperTuxKart is a a kart racing game featuring Tux and friends. It is a fun-racer game, focusing on fun and ease of play.

SuperTuxKart version 0.6.1. fixes some minor bugs of the 0.6 release, adds a new kart, a new battle map, and better support for addon packages. We also release a first addon package, which contains 7 additional karts and 6 additional tracks. Both packages can be found on our download page.

Posted by Joerg 2009-02-18

SuperTuxKart Development Blog

We now have a development blog, where Arthur, our game reporter, will write about latest developments, and if the developers have time, they might give more technical updates now and again as well:

Posted by Joerg 2009-02-05

SuperTuxKart 0.6 released

We have finally released SuperTuxKart 0.6. New in this version of the kart fun racer are improved physics and kart handling (including drifting and nitro speed boost), new powerups (plunger, bowling ball, cake, bubblegum), new and improved tracks (skyline, snow mountain, race track, space track, old mine, XR591), a new multi-player game mode (3-Strikes Battle with two special arenas), improved and new kart models with a better AI, fully positional audio with OpenAL, new music and sound effects (including engine, braking and skidding sounds) and much more.

Posted by Joerg 2009-01-22

SuperTuxKart: 0.6 RC1 released

SuperTuxKart is a a kart racing game featuring Tux and friends. It is a fun-racer game, focusing on fun and ease of play.

Finally, just days before Christmas, we managed to bring a first release candidate for 0.6 online. The new version has (among a lot of new tracks and other improvements) improved physics with skidding, nitro, a better AI, and improved sound effects. Feedback is welcome!

Posted by Joerg 2008-12-23

SuperTuxKart Version 0.5 released

Version 0.5 of the fun kart racing game SuperTuxKart has been released. It offers 6 new and improved tracks, a new game mode ('Follow the Leader'), new Grand Prix, new menu, some new music, and translations into German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Swedish. The new tracks and game modes need to be unlocked: you have to fulfill a challenge in order to use them. If all challenges are done, a preview of the upcoming skidding support can be tested.
We hope you enjoy this release!

Posted by Joerg 2008-06-03

Looking for translators

Since the upcoming 0.5 release finally supports i18n, we are looking for translators. We currently have a French and Spanish translation, Dutch is work in progress. The German translation is only partly finished (and even partly incorrect), and we are of course interested in all other languages as well.

If you are interested in translating, please let us know so that we can avoid duplicating work (and get you in touch with fellow translators so that you can distribute the work). Instructions for translators are in the wiki:

Posted by Joerg 2008-05-19

0.5 rc1 released

After a lot of last minute work we have finally release a first release candidate for the supertuxkart 0.5 release. This version contains new tracks, a new race mode (follow the leader), and unlocking of new tracks and game modes.
We included a questionnaire (see also our forum), and are looking for feedback. Binaries are available on our download page.

Posted by Joerg 2008-05-17

Updated SuperTuxKart 0.4 windows installer

We have just put a new windows installer for SuperTuxKart 0.4 online. The new installer comes with the latest version of the Visual Studio redistributables, and solves the problem that the SuperTuxKart "failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect" on certain windows versions.

Posted by Joerg 2008-03-27

Official SuperTuxKart Forum

SuperTuxKart has finally a forum: We are looking forward to many postings there!

Posted by Joerg 2008-03-12