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Super Indie Karts [Steam, Official Site] is an Early Access retro 16-bit style kart racing game, it looks really quite good and the developer is attempting to get it on Linux.

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I'm trying to be careful with my wording here, since I wouldn't say it was absolutely a sure thing. However, the developer is looking to install Linux rather soon to begin testing. They've downloaded Ubuntu, ordered a USB drive and they just need to find a little time in-between working on features to get it up and running. You can see their posts about it in this Steam forum topic.

This is quite different to the usual thing we see, where a developer outright relies in users testing it themselves, so it's quite nice to see. I'm pretty positive about seeing this on Linux within the next few months!

About the game:

Super Indie Karts is a classic retro 16-bit style karting game, with Time Trials, Grand Prix, Splitscreen GP, and Battle Modes! The game was KickStarted late in 2014 and is aimed for completion in 2018. The BETA currently boasts over 30 characters and 32 tracks to play Single Player or Two Player Splitscreen in Grand Prix mode (and in Mirror Mode) and in Time Trials, and 3 local-multiplayer BattleMode arenas.

What makes it especially fun, is that it includes characters from other indie games like: Freedom Planet, Teslagrad, Whispering Willows, Read Only Memories, Canabalt, So Many Me, Cross Code, Guacamelee and more!

I think my son might pop a brain cell in excitement once this arrives on Linux.

Thanks for the tip ronnoc!

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Code Artisan 6 January 2018 at 10:15 pm UTC
90's arcade games style seems to be the new trend.
RafiLinux 6 January 2018 at 10:35 pm UTC
Man. If this goes DRM-FREE, I'm getting it!
Ehvis 6 January 2018 at 11:44 pm UTC
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I have to admit, the first Mario Kart was some of the most fun I had on a SNES. I got pretty good at it as well. And saying that this is inspired by it, is an understatement.
RafiLinux 6 January 2018 at 11:53 pm UTC
EhvisI have to admit, the first Mario Kart was some of the most fun I had on a SNES. I got pretty good at it as well. And saying that this is inspired by it, is an understatement.

I really loved that game. My friend owned it when I was a kid and we use to play it all the time @ his place. I tried all the others since then but that one is still a strong favorite of mine. It is probably the only console game that really spoke to me.

Played all types of home brew versions of it since then.


Last edited by RafiLinux at 6 January 2018 at 11:53 pm UTC
Duckeenie 7 January 2018 at 12:17 am UTC
Modern junior themed retro styled games are an odd combination really.


Last edited by Duckeenie at 7 January 2018 at 12:18 am UTC
pcavalcanti 7 January 2018 at 12:30 am UTC
This looks amazing! I'm very interested!
NotSoQT 7 January 2018 at 12:37 am UTC
Code Artisan90's arcade games style seems to be the new trend.
That and crossovers between indie titles.
madpinger 7 January 2018 at 4:54 am UTC
Yeah, Only issue I can think of off hand with this is that I'll need to gift multiple copies, prob o.o;
neowiz73 7 January 2018 at 6:23 am UTC
NotSoQT
Code Artisan90's arcade games style seems to be the new trend.
That and crossovers between indie titles.
especially when that crossover in tales another indie company in Asia that is decently popular.
ElectricPrism 7 January 2018 at 6:48 am UTC
I've had an eye on this one for a long time. I am very excited at the prospects. If anyone wants to jump on over to the thread and cheer the dev on that'd be great -- I can't wait to make this a staple of my gaming.
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