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In racing games you control a vehicle or protagonist and must complete a track and reach the finish line as fast as possible.

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
Bloboats
Bloboats.png
Screenshot of Bloboats
GenreRacing
Latest release1.0.2
Release dateNovember 23rd, 2010
Code licenseGPL[1]
Media licensesData: GPL[1] Sounds: Creative Commons Sampling Plus License[2][3]
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Bloboats is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Dust Racing 2D Dust Racing 2D.png 2021-02-21 Racing games
Dust Racing 2D
Dust Racing 2D.png
Top-down car racing game
GenreRacing games
Latest release2.1.1  (Announcement)
Release dateFebruary 21st 2021
DeveloperJussi Lind
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCC BY-SA 3.0
P. languageC++
LibraryQt
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Dust Racing 2D is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: dustrac  
OpenSUSE Logo.svg OpenSUSE: dustrac

Dust Racing 2D is a simple top-down car racing game. Race against 11 computer opponents or a friend.

Extreme Tux Racer Extreme Tux Racer sshot 11.jpg 2020-04-08 Racing, 3D
Extreme Tux Racer
Extreme Tux Racer sshot 11.jpg
Extreme Tux Racer
GenreRacing, 3D
Latest release0.8  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 08th, 2020
Code licenseGPL v2
Media licenseGPL v2
P. languageC++
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Extreme Tux Racer is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: extremetuxracer

 

Slackware logo.svg Slackware: extremetuxracer 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: extremetuxracer 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: extremetuxracer  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-action/extreme-tuxracer 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: extremetuxracer 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: extremetuxracer 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.sourceforge.ExtremeTuxRacer 
24px FreeBSD: etracer


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 0.8 released on April 08th, 2020.

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

Maniadrive ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png August 21th, 2006 Racing
Maniadrive
ManiaDrive 1.2 b4tab.png
Version 1.2, Beginners track 4
GenreRacing
Latest release1.2
Release dateAugust 21th, 2006
Developersxfennec
Code licenseGPL
Media licensesGPL (art)
Music: CC BY-NC-SA, some under CC BY-SA.[6]
EngineRaydium
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Maniadrive is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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
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Racing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.

Pixel Wheels Pixel-wheels.png 2021-04-19 Racing
Pixel Wheels
Pixel-wheels.png
Race start
GenreRacing
Latest release0.19.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 19th, 2021
PlatformsAndroid, Linux, Mac, Windows
DeveloperAurélien Gâteau
Code licenseGPL 3.0+, Apache 2.0
Media licenseCC BY-SA
P. languageJava
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Pixel Wheels is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Pixel Wheels is a 2D top-down racing game developed by Aurélien Gâteau.

The game source code is licensed under the GPL 3.0+ (game logic) and Apache 2.0 (other code), and the media is licensed under the CC BY-SA license.

PyRacerz PyRacerz.png October 16th, 2005 racing
Racing games
PyRacerz.png
Genreracing
Latest release0.2
Release dateOctober 16th, 2005
DeveloperJujucece
Code licenseGPLv2
P. languagePython
LibraryPygame
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Racing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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 2021-04-13 Racing
Rigs of Rods
Rigs of Rods TurboTwin.jpg
The DAF rally truck in V0.15
GenreRacing
Latest release2021.04  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 13th, 2021
Developerpricorde(2005-2009), RoRThomas(2008-2014), Rigs of Rods Contributors(2014-Today) [10]
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseGPLv3[11]
EngineOGRE
P. languageC++
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Rigs of Rods is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: rigsofrods

Rigs of Rods (RoR) is a 3D vehicle simulator licensed under the GPLv3. What makes Rigs of Rods different to most simulators is its unique soft-body physics: vehicles, machines, objects, etc. are simulated in real-time as flexible soft-body objects, giving the simulation an extremely accurate behaviour which entirely depends on the physical construction of the vehicles or objects you create.

Slune Slune.jpeg January 12, 2019
Slune
Slune.jpeg
Latest release1.0.16
Release dateJanuary 12, 2019
DeveloperJean-Baptiste Lamy (Jiba) / Nekeme Prod.
Code licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesOpenGL, Glew, SDL, Cal3D
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Slune is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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
Speed-Dreams.jpg
Genreracing game
Latest release2.2.1  (Announcement)
Release dateApril 18th, 2016
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseData: FAL
EngineTORCS-based
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Speed Dreams is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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 2020-08-27 Racing game
SuperTuxKart
Supertuxkart-0.8.1-screenshot-4.png
SuperTuxKart
GenreRacing game
Latest release1.2  (Announcement)
Release dateAugust 27th, 2020
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
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SuperTuxKart is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch: supertuxkart

 

Slackware logo.svg Slackware: supertuxkart 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: supertuxkart 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: supertuxkart  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-action/supertuxkart 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: supertuxkart 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: supertuxkart 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.supertuxkart.SuperTuxKart 
Snapcraft-logo.svg Snap: supertuxkart 
24px FreeBSD: supertuxkart 
24px Haiku: games-action/supertuxkart

SuperTuxKart is a racing game featuring the Linux kernel mascot Tux and other Free Software mascots such as Suzanne from Blender or Beastie from FreeBSD. 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 2016-05-26 racing game
TORCS
TORCS.jpg
TORCS
Genreracing game
Latest release1.3.7  (Announcement)
Release dateMay 26, 2016
Code licenseGPL[18][19]
Media licenseData: FAL[20][21]
EngineRARS-based
P. languageC++
LibraryGLUT, PLIB
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TORCS is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
Slackware logo.svg Slackware: torcs 
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Arch AUR: torcs 
Openlogo-debianV2.svg Debian: torcs 
Fedora logo.svg Fedora: torcs  
Gentoo Linux logo matte.svg Gentoo: games-sports/torcs 
UbuntuCoF.svg Ubuntu: torcs 
Mageia logo small.jpg Mageia: torcs 
Flatpak logo.png Flatpak: net.sourceforge.torcs 
24px FreeBSD: torcs

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 2019-03-04 Racing
Trigger
Trigger.jpg
GenreRacing
Latest release0.6.6.1  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 4, 2019
DevelopersJasmine Langridge and Richard Langridge
Code licensesGPL, BSD
Media licensesGPL, CC0, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA [22]
P. languageC++
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Trigger is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Trigger is a 3D car racing game written in C++ by Jasmine Langridge and Richard Langridge.[23][24] It is licensed under the GPL and a BSD-like license.

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

TuxKart TuxKart 0.4.0 TT together.png
Racing games
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
LibraryPLIB
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Racing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

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.[25] It is licensed under the GPL.[26] The latest version of the game is 0.4.0. It uses PLIB, a game development library.[27]

Tux Racer ExtremeTuxRacer.jpg January 31th, 2001 Racing
Racing games
ExtremeTuxRacer.jpg
An image of one of the levels on Tux Racer
GenreRacing
Latest release0.6.1
Release dateJanuary 31th, 2001
Code licenseGPLv2[28]
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Racing games is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.
Available as package in:  
24px FreeBSD: tuxracer

TuxRacer is a 3D racing game featuring Tux, the Linux kernel mascot. Gameplay consists of sliding down a snowy slope, avoiding hazards like cliffs, ice, and trees, and collecting herrings. TuxRacer was followed by Extreme Tux Racer, which forked off from the original after development ceased.

Yorg Yorg.png 2021-03-06 Racing
Yorg
Yorg.png
Yorg
GenreRacing
Latest release0.11.1  (Announcement)
Release dateMarch 6, 2021
DeveloperFlavio Calva [29]
Code licenseGPLv3
Media licenseCC BY-SA, CC BY [30]
EnginePanda3D
P. languagePython
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Yorg is a free game. This means that the source code is available to be studied, modified, and distributed. Most projects look for help with testing, documentation, graphics, etc., as well.

Yorg is a 3D arcade racing game featuring AI, weapons, power-ups and multiplayer. It is being developed using free software such as GIMP and Blender.[31]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Page
  2. http://bloboats.blobtrox.net/authors.php
  3. http://www.freesound.org/whatIsFreesound.php
  4. Planetpenguin-racer's copyright file at Debian Packages
  5. Planetpenguin-racer-data's copyright file at Debian Packages
  6. 6.0 6.1 Discussion of the music licensing
  7. B Blog post for 1.2
  8. About page
  9. In game archive
  10. Rigs of Rods project member list
  11. https://github.com/RigsOfRods/content/blob/889538ef7761dfe877e0d0d68ff2d4efaf73dbbc/LICENSE
  12. SuperTuxKart is based on TuxKart which is released under GPL3
  13. SuperTuxKart's SVN COPYING
  14. SuperTuxKart's history page
  15. Download page for the SuperTuxKart project hosted by SourceForge.net
  16. STK FAQ accessed on October 21th, 2008.
  17. SuperTuxKart's GotM proposal thread accessed by the wayback machine on June 15th, 2010.
  18. About TORCS
  19. “torcs” package copyright file in Debian lenny
  20. https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/t/torcs/stable_torcs-data-cars.copyright
  21. https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/t/torcs/stable_torcs-data-tracks.copyright
  22. https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs//main/t/trigger-rally/trigger-rally_0.6.6.1-3_copyright
  23. memberlist for the Trigger project
  24. Sourceforge.net page for the Trigger project
  25. SuperTuxKart's history page
  26. TuxKart's license page
  27. The PLIB homepage shows TuxKart as one of the projects that use PLIB
  28. Tux Racer's COPYING file, "Game Info" on its website
  29. https://www.ya2.it/pages/about.html#about
  30. https://github.com/cflavio/yorg/blob/master/license.txt
  31. https://www.ya2.it/pages/yorg.html#yorg