|Developer(s)||SuperTux Development Team|
|Release date(s)||April 2, 2003|
SuperTux is a free and open-source two-dimensional platform game published under the GNU General Public License. The game was originally created by Bill Kendrick and is maintained by the SuperTux Development Team.
The game was inspired by the Nintendo Super Mario Bros. series. Instead of Mario, the hero in this game is Tux, the mascot of the Linux kernel. Many of the in-game graphics were created by Ingo Ruhnke, creator of Pingus.
The development occurs in a series of milestones, each one improving steadily upon the last. Currently, only Milestone 1 (version 0.1.3) has been released; however, there is a preview release for Milestone 2, Milestone 1.9 (version 0.3).
In 2008, SuperTux was used as a game for children by school district #73 in British Columbia, which had decided to transition to free and open source software. The game was scheduled to be included in the release of the EVO Smart Console as of April 2009.
Punto Informatico described the atmosphere of the game as pleasant and praised the free availability of the game. Free Gamer criticized it for a lack of originality and a sharp variance in level difficulty.
A developer snapshot of version 0.3.4 was released in 2013.
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- Hendrey, Andrew (April 7, 2008). "Canadian school district serves up lessons on the power of Linux". IT Business. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Linux-Spielkonsole Evo Smart Console kommt auf den Markt" [Linux game console Evo Smart Console will be released] (in German). Die Presse. April 6, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "SuperTux" (in Italian). Punto Informatico. July 26, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- Charlie (November 10, 2007). "A Day With Charlie Junior". Free Gamer. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
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