A downloadable game engine for Windows and Linux

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Open Surge is a fun 2D retro platformer inspired by Sonic games. It is also a game creation system that lets you unleash your creativity!

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About Open Surge

Open Surge is two projects in one: a game and a game creation system (game engine). It is released as free and open source software.

Open Surge is written from the ground up in C language, using the Allegro game programming library. The project has been started by Alexandre Martins, a developer from Brazil. Nowadays, Open Surge has contributors all over the world!

For more information, visit opensurge2d.org

How do I play?

You can play Open Surge using a keyboard or a joystick.

Left CtrlSwitch character
Equals (=)Take snapshot
F12Open the editor

How do I create a game?

You can use Open Surge to create your own amazing games!

  • The first step is learning how to use the level editor (press F12 during gameplay)
  • Next, comes learning how to do basic hacking (modify the images/sounds, create new scenery, new characters, etc.)
  • Finally, have fun with scripting! SurgeScript, the scripting language featured in Open Surge, gives you ultimate power to create anything you desire and make your dreams come alive!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Open Surge for Windows (v0.5.1) 31 MB
Open Surge for GNU/Linux (v0.5.1)
Open Surge source code (v0.5.1) 26 MB

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