February 25, 2009

Plans for STK 0.7

Here's a list of planned features for SuperTuxKart version 0.7. This may not be a complete list, and plans might change later on, but these are some of the main goals:
  • Move from PLIB to the Irrlicht Engine. This includes a total rewrite of the GUI.
  • Support animations for kart drivers, and for track features.
  • Replace drivelines with a more flexbile graph-based data structure.
  • Support moving (environmental) objects on the track better.
  • Replace shortcut detection with check lines, so track builders have more control over possible shortcuts.
As you see, there's lots of exciting stuff the developers want to achieve, and some of this is already under development. But there's always room for more programmers and artists (2D, 3D, music, sound), so if you want to help out, see the FAQ for more detailed information.
Any help would be highly appreciated.


  1. Congratulations!

    You are doing a great job. I hope you can make real your aims.

    BTW, I emailed you yesterday, in regards to be the webmaster, I hope you can give me a chance.


  2. Hello,

    Sorry for my English, I'm French.Your game is really good, I played since version 0.4, and I was every update, very happy.

    Is there a date for version 0.7, more or less?

    Thank you for this great work!


  3. @maty1206: If you sent the email to the mailing list, you'll probably get an answer quite soon, if you haven't got any.

    @magicerbere: Currently there are no date, but speaking from experience, I think it'll be out somewhere in the autumn. Don't take this as a fact, only my personal guess.

    Thank you both for your encouragements.

  4. Nice news, and great work!