H-Craft Championship

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H-Craft Championship
H-Craft Championship logo
Developer(s) Irrgheist
Publisher(s) Manifesto Games (international), 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

H-Craft Championship is a science fiction racing game developed by two people independent game studio Irrgheist located in Tübingen, Germany.[2] The game was built using the free graphics engine Irrlicht for Windows, Linux and Android. In 2007 the game was released in digital distribution internationally by Manifesto Games[3][4] and in a Russian version released by Akella.[5] In 2014, after a long down time, the developers released the game as freeware.[6] In February 25, 2015 the game was released as open source under the zlib license.[7][8][9]


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.[10] 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.[4][11][12] In addition it also features "Arcade" and "Time attack" game modes.[13]


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.[14] AllForLinux included it in its list of top Linux games,[15] and LinuxLinks included it as part of their list of "42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games".[16] It also holds a four out of five star rating at The Linux Game Tome[17]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ H-Craft Championship Full Version Irrlicht3d.org
  2. ^ contact
  3. ^ H-Craft Championship Purchase "In order to purchase H-Craft Championship please visit our reseller www.Manifestogames.com" (2007)
  4. ^ a b H-Craft Championship ManifestoGames (archived)
  5. ^ H-Craft Championship CDnavigator.ru
  6. ^ H-Craft Championship Freeware release announcement in Reddit
  7. ^ H-Craft Championship Irrgheist News, February 25, 2015
  8. ^ H-Craft Championship H-Craft Source Code
  9. ^ Irrlicht News "Sci-Fi racer coded with Irrlicht got open sourced" on irrlicht.sourceforge.net
  10. ^ H-Craft Championship LinuxLinks
  11. ^ H-Craft Championship Worth Playing, August 20, 2007
  12. ^ H-Craft Championship Jeux Linux, June 21, 2007
  13. ^ H-Craft Championship Review linuX-gamers.net, June 17, 2007
  14. ^ H-Craft Championship - Cool (but Unforgiving) Hovercraft Racer Play This Thing
  15. ^ Top Linux Games List AllForLinux, April 25, 2010
  16. ^ 42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games LinuxLiks
  17. ^ H-Craft Championship at The Linux Game Tome

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