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Fun Racing Game SuperTuxKart Hits 0.8 Release

SuperTuxKart 0.8

SuperTuxKart (STK), a free, Mario Kart-like arcade racing game available for Linux, Windows and Mac OSX, has been updated to version 0.8.

The game is very fun, featuring mascots such as Tux, Mozilla, Pidgin, Gimp (Wilber), and others, with more installable via addons (see the Addons menu inside the game) and it can be played with up to 4 friends on a single computer, racing each other or against the computer.

SuperTuxKart 0.8 has been released recently, and unfortunately it doesn't add network multiplayer support, but there are some important new features and changes in this release:

Syntensity: 4 New 3D FOSS Games On An Innovative Platform


Syntensity is a relatively new FOSS (and cross-platform - runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) platform for 3D games, currently in open-beta, which has amazing graphics and already includes a few games: One Weapon CTF, Mutli-Weapon CTF, a FPS called Razanak, a racing game and drawing - all online. You can also use it to create your own game!

Among the main features of this platform is that it downloads game content for you automatically. So once you have the Syntensity client installed, you can play any of the games without needing to manually download or install anything (like you can use Firefox to view websites).