Saturday, July 21, 2007

SuperTuxKart 0.3.0

Well let's start with the fact that despite the complete lack of any announcement whatsoever and no update to the website, SuperTuxKart 0.3.0 is available for download and has been since the 5th July. Well, I'm doing the announcement for them it seems. ;-)

This Super Mario Kart inspired game is available on all popular OSes - Linux, Linux PPC, Mac OSX, and Windows. There's quite a few new features in this release that is a massive improvement over version 0.2:

  • Highscore lists

  • Shortcut detection

  • Improved AI

  • Fullscreen support

  • New track: the island

  • New kart: hexley

  • New penalty: bomb

  • MacOSX support

  • OpenAL and ogg-vorbis support

  • Two new Grand Prixs

  • Improved user interface

I've no idea why it hasn't been announced anywhere. Thanks to the commenter who point out the fact it is available after I complained yesterday about it not being released yet. (Comments are helpful!)

Vega Strike development news - 0.4.4 has been branched. Expect a new version in August once a bit of bug squashing and play balancing has been finished on that branch.

There's also an update on the Dungeon Digger website. With development restarted hopefully this game will become playable soon. I loved the old Dungeon Keeper games so I'm quite eager for this project to make progress. :-)


Anonymous said...

I sure hope summer ends soon ;)

Naah just kidding.

Anonymous said...


thanks for doing the announcement for us (I am one of the administrators) :), and the nice comments about SuperTuxKart!

Just as an explanation for the delay (besides the fact that we were just busy): We were hoping to get a windows installer before doing the announcements, which is quite a bit smaller than the zip package we currently have. Well, it hasn't arrived yet, so we decided to finally do the official announcements :)

> and has been since the 5th July.
Well, we were nearly ready at that time, when our playtester detected a major bug (more or less minutes before we were doing the release ;) - and that's after like 2 months of rc and testing). So, after that we had to fix the bug, re-create all packages etc.

> I sure hope summer ends soon ;)
Gee - I hope summer starts soon :)

Joerg (from Australia :))) )

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