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Race others with cars boats or planes!

List of Racing games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre racing games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Bloboats Bloboats.png November 23rd, 2010 Racing

Screenshot of Bloboats
Latest release1.0.2
Release dateNovember 23rd, 2010
Code licenseGPL[1]
Media licensesData: GPL[1] Sounds: Creative Commons Sampling Plus License[2][3]

Bloboats is a side-scrolling arcade racing game. The game is similar to X-Moto, but the player controls a jet boat instead of a motorcycle.

Extreme Tux Racer Extreme Tux Racer sshot 11.jpg 2013-09-14 Racing, 3D
Extreme Tux Racer
Extreme Tux Racer sshot 11.jpg
Extreme Tux Racer
GenreRacing, 3D
Latest release0.6  (Announcement)
Release dateSeptember 14th, 2013
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseGPL v2
P. languageC++

Extreme Tux Racer is a racing game which forked off Tux Racer after work on it ceased. It was formerly known as Planet Penguin Racer. The latest version of the game is 0.6 released on September 14th, 2013.

Both the data and the game are licensed under the GPLv2.[4][5]

Maniadrive ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png August 21th, 2006 Racing
ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png
Version 1.2, Beginners track 4
Latest release1.2
Release dateAugust 21th, 2006
Code licenseGPL
Media licensesGPL (art)
Music: CC BY-NC-SA, some under CC BY-SA.[6]

Maniadrive is a racing clone of Trackmania written by an author with the pseudonym xfennec. The latest version of the game is 1.2 released on August 21st, 2006.[7] The code is licensed under the GPL, while some of the media are also under the GPL but some are licensed under CC-BY-SA.

Maniadrive is flagship game of Raydium 3D engine. Game contains level editor and there are community forums where homemade tracks are showed.

The music is released under the non-free CC BY-NC-SA license, but a fully-free version, with non-free music removed, exists. See Fedora repository for freed packages with replacement soundtrack.[6]

Orbit-Hopper Orbit-Hopper - m1.png July 19, 2009 Platform, racing
Racing games
Orbit-Hopper - m1.png
GenresPlatform, racing
Latest release1.16c
Release dateJuly 19, 2009
Code licenseGPLv2
Media licenseGPLv2
P. languageC++
LibrariesSDL, OpenGL

Orbit-Hopper is a clone of the video game SkyRoads (1993), a 3D racing and platform game. It provides full 3D graphics, a level editor, and multiplayer with split-screen.

PyRacerz PyRacerz.png October 16th, 2005 racing
Racing games
Latest release0.2
Release dateOctober 16th, 2005
Code licenseGPLv2
P. languagePython

PyRacerz is a racing game written in the python library with the pygame library.[8] It is licensed under the terms of the GPL v2.[9] The latest version of the game is 0.2 released on October 16th 2005.

Rigs of Rods Rigs of Rods TurboTwin.jpg 2016-11-20 Racing
Rigs of Rods
Rigs of Rods TurboTwin.jpg
a DAF Trucks car
Latest release0.4.7.0  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 20th, 2016
Developerpricorde, RoRThomas[10]
Code licenseGPLv3
P. languageC++

Rigs of Rods is a 3D simulator game.[11] It is written in C++ by pricorde and RoRThomas.[11] The game is licensed under the GPLv3.

Slune Slune.jpeg August 8, 2005
Latest release1.0.9
Release dateAugust 8, 2005
DeveloperJean-Baptiste Lamy (Jiba) / Nekeme Prod.
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesOpenGL, Glew, SDL, Cal3D

Slune is an action game. The latest version of the game is 1.0.9 on August 8th, 2005. It is written in the Python programming language using the SDL library. It was written by Jean-Baptiste Lamy.

Speed Dreams Speed-Dreams.jpg 2016-04-18 racing game
Speed Dreams
Genreracing game
Latest release2.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 18th, 2016
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseData: FAL

Speed Dreams - an Open Motorsport Sim is a racing and programming game based on TORCS. The source code is licensed under the GPL while the data are licensed under the FAL.

SuperTuxKart Supertuxkart-0.8.1-screenshot-4.png 2017-11-20 Racing game
GenreRacing game
Latest release0.9.3  (Announcement)
Release dateNovember 20th, 2017
Code licenseGPLv3[12]
Media licenseSince version 0.8 all free licenses (Gnu GPL 2.0 and 3.0+, Creative-Commons-BY(-SA) 3.0, Public Domain)[13]
P. languageC++
LibraryIrrlicht fork, Bullet and OpenAL

SuperTuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux kernel mascot Tux. It is an enhanced fork of TuxKart.[14][15] It is written in the C++ programming language. It uses Antarctica (a heavily modified version of Irrlicht engine) for graphics and OpenAL for sounds.[16]

SuperTuxKart was worked on by the GotM team through July to December 2004.[17]

TORCS TORCS.jpg 2013-11-15 racing game
Genreracing game
Latest release1.3.6  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 24, 2014
Code licenseGPL[18][19]
Media licenseData: FAL[20][21]
P. languageC++

TORCS (The Open Racing Car Simulator) is a racing and programming game based on RARS. The source code is licensed under the GPL while the data are licensed under the FAL. TORCS itself is forked as Speed Dreams

Trigger Trigger.jpg October 10, 2007 Racing
Latest release0.5.2.1
Release dateOctober 10, 2007
DevelopersJasmine Langridge and Richard Langridge
Code licensesGPL, BSD
P. languageC++

Trigger is a 3D car racing game written in C++ by Jasmine Langridge and Richard Langridge.[22][23] It is licensed under the GPL and a BSD-like license. The latest version of the game is released on October 10, 2006.

It supports keyboard, joystick, or joypad control, and anaglyph stereo output.

TuxKart TuxKart 0.4.0 TT together.png
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TuxKart 0.4.0 TT together.png
TK 0.4.0, the first track: “Tux Tollway”
Latest release0.4.0
DevelopersSteve Baker, Oliver Baker
Code licenseGPL

TuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux kernel mascot, Tux. It was written by Steve and Oliver Baker. The codebase was eventually forked by the GoTH development team as the basis for SuperTuxKart.[24] It is licensed under the GPL.[25] The latest version of the game is 0.4.0. It uses PLIB, a game development library.[26]

Tux Racer ExtremeTuxRacer.jpg Racing

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An image of one of the levels on Tux Racer

TuxRacer is a 3D racing game featuring Tux, the linux mascot. Gameplay consists of sliding down a slope consisting of snow, cliffs, ice, trees, and Herrings.