Super Indie Karts is a classic retro 16-bit style karting game, with Time Trials, Grand Prix, SplitscreenGP, and Battle Modes! The game was KickStarted late in 2014 and is aimed for completion in 2017. You don't have to wait until completion though as you can join in now with Early Access!
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Very Positive (80 reviews) - 88% of the 80 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 6, 2015

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Super Indie Karts has been in development for more than a year and was fully funded on Kickstarter late in 2014. Early Access, will provide an opportunity to hear honest feedback about the game as it is refined and give a chance to improve the game before the full release in 2017.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Super Indie Karts will be completed in 2017.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final game will have more Indie Game crossovers, more karts, more tracks, more play modes, more weapons, and more refinement.

There'll be around 40 tracks, over 30 karts, SplitscreenGP, Battle Mode, Time Trials, and Mirror Mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The currently uploaded build has the Grand Prix mode active with 32 tracks to race in Single Player mode in 3 speed classes and in Mirror Mode, with over 20 karts, and 8 weapons.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After leaving early access the game will be priced at US$14.99”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback can be left here or sent directly to me via email at, and I also answer questions regularly in the game's Discussions area.”
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March 19

Early Access Update v0.61

*Update v0.61* - Mar 20th 2017 - Horizontal SplitscreenGP (2P)

Horizontal SplitscreenGP is here!

A lot of players get a little queasy when playing splitscreen in a Vertical set up, while others get queasy with a Horizontal setup. Thankfully you can now switch to the one that's most comfortable to you. Look for the Setup button prompt on the kart select screen in the SplitscreenGP menu to make the switch.

List of changes:
  • added a Horizontal splits option to SplitscreenGP
  • added more vibration events for more rumble immersion
  • added a check for when single player switched controllers mid race to stop another vibrate-forever bug
  • added punchier avatar changes in the 4 race position HUD avatars
  • fixed 3d walls looking dark in mirrormode
  • fixed costume change arrows sometimes showing up on wrong players character
  • fixed infinite lives glitch in SplitscreenGP

Besides these changes I also updated my Unity version to the latest release which has had the unfortunate side effect of adding around 45MB to the file size of the game! I'll be doing some investigating in the coming week to find out where this extra bloat has manifested and I'll make an effort to reduce the file size back down to what it was for the next update.

One other issue introduced by the Unity update is upon starting the game you might get a firewall notification letting you know the game is attempting to contact Unity's Cloud Service. This isn't an intentional connection attempt, but seems to be happening because the Unity engine has had some new Online Multiplayer code added to it. You can feel free to permanently block the connection attempt (that's what I did here) and the game will still run just fine. I've sent a support request to Unity3D and hope to have that resolved for the next update too.

Keep on karting on!

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March 8

Early Access Update v0.60

*Update v0.60* - Mar 8th 2017 - SplitscreenGP (2P)

SplitscreenGP is here!

What a long windy road adding this game mode has been! The latest version (v6.0) adds SplitscreenGP as a game mode, allowing two players to race whole cups together. The game will track how many wins each player gets too so if you can find a decent enough opponent you should be in for a good challenge.

One negative of this addition is that BattleMode had to be temporarily removed to fix some glitches that made it unplayable. It shouldn't be too long before it's back up and running.

Another change has been the introduction of two new resolutions to the options screen. 1280x720 and 1376x768. The way that the settings are structured meant that I've injected them into the middle of the list. What that possibly means for you is that your previously used resolution may have changed because of the new additions, so if you find your game is looking somewhat different to how it normally looks, check what your setting is on there, you might want to change it up to 1080 again.

Work continues on IndieCup4 and adding 4 Player support and refining SplitscreenGP. Depending on how things go, the next big update might come at the end of this month, or at the start of April.

Happy karting,

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“Super Indie Karts Is The Closest We'll Get To A Modern Wacky Wheels. This is all happening to an absolute smorgasbord of colour throughout. It’s a visual godsend.”
Kotaku Au

“Not only is it a love letter to the 16-bit era of Mario Kart, which I loved, but features some of my favorite indies as racers to boot.”
What's Your Tag?

“The roster is one of the most impressive in a kart racer because of just how many indie franchises it uses, while its art style evokes the original Super Mario Kart with many modern flourishes. The pixel art style used is nearly identical to what you would expect from a latter-day SNES game.”
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About This Game

Super Indie Karts is a classic retro 16-bit style karting game, with Time Trials, Grand Prix, Splitscreen GP, and Battle Modes! The game was KickStarted late in 2014 and is aimed for completion in 2017. You don't have to wait until completion though as you can join in now with Early Access to the Super Indie Karts BETA builds! The BETA currently boasts over 30 characters and 32 tracks to play Single Player or Two Player Splitscreen in Grand Prix mode (and in Mirror Mode) and in Time Trials, and 3 local-multiplayer BattleMode arenas. More play modes, characters, and features will be added as the Early Access weeks drift on by. With one foot firmly in the past, witness authentic '90s hardware limitations such as:

  • shockingly bad draw distance!
  • incredibly small, almost claustrophobic, tracks!
  • trees and obstacles that pop up 5 yards in front of you!
  • World leading watermelon physics engine! (featuring Blast Processing!)
  • 1992 style screen curvature and motion blur!
  • Indie Game crossovers you know and love, and some you don't yet know you love!

More info on the final game:
Play as some super Indie Game crossover characters, coming to battle it out around the world in iconic locations or in some super Indie Game themed tracks! It might get a little bumpy out there though as there are plenty of weapons on the track to give you a spin: Melon Cannons, Exploding Pineapples, Melted Gelatos, Heatseeking Loconuts, and 3 different strength Chilli Boosts!

Indie Crossovers so far include: - Runbow - Freedom Planet - Teslagrad - Whispering Willows - Fist Of Awesome - Read Only Memories - Lobodestroyo - Canabalt - Duck Game - So Many Me - Toto Temple Deluxe - Aegis Defenders - Adventures Of Pip - Shutshimi - Gentlemen Ricochet - A.R.E.S. - Holobunnies - Clive'N'Wrench - Cross Code - PowerDrive2000 - Guacamelee! - and many more to come! With over 40 tracks to race on, in 3 speed classes, plus mirror mode, there'll also be plenty of achievements and unlocks to keep you drifting and burning pixel rubber 'till the pixelated billboard sun goes down!

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory, 1GB memory recommended
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: MacOS Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • OS: MacOS Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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