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SuperTux 0.3.1
Developer(s) SuperTux Development Team
Platform(s) Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, BeOS, PSP, Nintendo Wii (homebrew, ported), Nintendo Wii U (homebrew, running in vWii mode, ported), Wiz, Pandora, BlackBerry, TI-Nspire Android
Release date(s) April 2, 2003; 12 years ago (2003-04-02)
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player

SuperTux is a free and open-source two-dimensional platform game published under the GNU General Public License.[1] 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, author 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 officially released as stable; however, development previews of Milestone 2 (numbered as 0.3.x) are in widespread use because of their stability and improved features, and a final release of Milestone 2 (numbered 0.4) is expected by December 2015.

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.[2] The game was scheduled to be included in the release of the EVO Smart Console as of April 2009.[3]

Punto Informatico described the atmosphere of the game as pleasant and praised the free availability of the game.[4]

A developer snapshot of version 0.3.5 was released in May 2015.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SuperTux license". 
  2. ^ Hendrey, Andrew (April 7, 2008). "Canadian school district serves up lessons on the power of Linux". IT Business. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "SuperTux" (in Italian). Punto Informatico. July 26, 2007. Retrieved February 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "SuperTux Website". May 2015. Retrieved June 2015. 

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