Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 Release Candidate Revved Up And Ready for Testing

Hands up if you don�t like open-source racing game SuperTuxKart? You, folks, are strange.
As kart-racers go, it�s one of the most popular freely available. And for good reason: it�s fun, easy to play and has a dedicated team of developers who are continually adding to and improving what is already a really polished game.
But it�s getting even better. The first release candidate of build 0.8.1 � the first update since last year�s 0.8 build � has been made available for testing (for �testing� see �excuse to play it for hours and not feel guilty�).
SuperTuxKart 0.8.1 adds a number of improvements, including:
  • A new Star Trek themed track �STK Enterprise�
  • Three tracks updated (�Old Mines�, �Lighthouse� & �Zen Garden�)
  • New �Egg Hunt� and �Soccer� modes
  • New and updated karts
  • New difficulty level
  • Bubblegum shield weapon
  • Option to save and resume Grand Prix mode 
  • WiiMote Support

Geting SuperTuxKart 0.8.1

No release date has been given on when to expect the final, stable release of 0.8.1 but I�d expect it to land sometime in December � marking one year from the previous release in the 0.8.x series.
In the meantime, if you�re okay with �Release Candidate�-quality software, you�ll find a pre-compiled binary for Linux over on the project�s Sourceforge Page.


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