H-Craft Championship

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H-Craft Championship
H-Craft Championship logo
H-Craft Championship logo
Developer(s) Irrgheist
Publisher(s) Akella (Russian version)
Engine Irrlicht[1]
Platform(s) Android, Windows, Linux
Release date(s) May 24, 2007 (English)
July 19, 2007 (Russian)
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single player, Hotseat
Distribution Digital Download (English)
CD-ROM (Russian)

H-Craft Championship is a science fiction racing game developed by independent game studio Irrgheist. A Russian version of the game was later released by Akella.[2] It was built using the free graphics engine Irrlicht.

After a long down time, in 2014 the developers released the game as freeware[3] and as of February 25, 2015 released as open source under the zlib license.[4][5][6]


The game features various hovercraft which race on superhighways in the sky, meaning that an important part of the game involves staying on track and not falling to the ground.[7] It features several different games modes: "Championship" acts as the singe-player campaign, while "Rival " allows for multiplayer games with up to four players in sequence.[8][9][10] In addition it also features "Arcade" and "Time attack" game modes.[11]


Although not widely known, what reviews there are for the game are generally positive. Play This Thing praised the games graphics, stating they were an impressive accomplishment for an independent game.[12] AllForLinux included it in its list of top Linux games,[13] and LinuxLinks included it as part of their list of "42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games".[14] It also holds a four out of five star rating at The Linux Game Tome[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ H-Craft Championship Full Version Irrlicht3d.org
  2. ^ H-Craft Championship CDnavigator.ru
  3. ^ H-Craft Championship Freeware release announcement in Reddit
  4. ^ H-Craft Championship Irrgheist News, February 25, 2015
  5. ^ H-Craft Championship H-Craft Source Code
  6. ^ Irrlicht News Sci-Fi racer coded with Irrlicht got open sourced
  7. ^ H-Craft Championship LinuxLinks
  8. ^ H-Craft Championship ManifestoGames
  9. ^ H-Craft Championship Worth Playing, August 20, 2007
  10. ^ H-Craft Championship Jeux Linux, June 21, 2007
  11. ^ H-Craft Championship Review linuX-gamers.net, June 17, 2007
  12. ^ H-Craft Championship - Cool (but Unforgiving) Hovercraft Racer Play This Thing
  13. ^ Top Linux Games List AllForLinux, April 25, 2010
  14. ^ 42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games LinuxLiks
  15. ^ H-Craft Championship at The Linux Game Tome

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