Super Indie Karts is a classic retro 16 to 64-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 2018/19. You don't have to wait until completion though as you can join in now with Early Access!
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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 2018.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Super Indie Karts is planned to leave Early Access in 2018.”

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 64 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, SplitscreenGP, Time Trials modes active with 32 tracks to race in 3 speed classes and in Mirror Mode, with over 20 karts, and a sackful of fruity weapons.”

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

“The game will have its price increased gradually as more sweet content is added and after leaving early access the game will be priced at 50% more than its current Early Access price.”

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 support@oneleggedseagullgames.com, and I also answer questions regularly in the game's Discussions area.”
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July 20

Early Access Update v0.70 - Ultra Update 1

*EA Update v0.70* - July 20th 2018 - Ultra Update 1

ULTRA is here!



The first Ultra Cup is now available to download! (Just let the game update itself as usual).

Ultra brings a different generation of karting to Super Indie Karts, one that represents a huge 3-dimensional jump from the flat Super tracks to corkscrew loop-de-looping crazy anti-gravity Ultra tracks!

List of changes:
  • Added the Emerald Cup, the first of the Ultra Cups, which features the SIK Ultra Stadium, Tesla Tower Floor 64, Canabalt City Circuit, and Runbow Road 64!
  • Added a new podium scene which takes place in the Ultra Stadium
  • Amalgamated the 4 Toto kart slots on the menu into 1 slot
  • Redesigned the Teslakid sprites
  • Added a bit of polish here and there, fixed a tonne of glitches and bugs (and probably introduced a tonne of new ones!)

There might be some older hardware out there that could struggle to appreciate the extra power needed to run the Ultra content, but I'm working on some optimisations now to ease the oomph demand a little, so expect some of that over the next fortnight in mini patch form.

As always, let me know in the Discussions area what your thoughts are on the new stuff and also if you have any issues too!

Ultra Happy Karting,
1leggedseagull
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Reviews

“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.”
Hardcore Gamer

About This Game

Super Indie Karts is a classic retro '90s style karting game with a collection of Indiegame themed race tracks in both the 16-bit Super style and the 64-bit low poly Ultra style. With Time Trials, Grand Prix, Splitscreen GP, Quick Race, and Battle Modes there's plenty of ways to tackle the tracks!

The game was KickStarted late in 2014 and is aimed for completion in 2018/19. You don't have to wait until completion though as you can join in now with Early Access and the Super Indie Karts BETA builds! The BETA currently boasts over 30 characters, with 32 Super tracks, and the 4 recently added Ultra tracks, to play Single Player or 2/3/4 Player Splitscreen in Grand Prix mode (and in Mirror Mode) and in Time Trials. Battle Mode is currently locked out of the game as it's undergoing a serious overhaul. 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:

Super Style
  • shockingly bad draw distance!
  • fast, incredibly small, almost claustrophobic, tracks!
  • trees and obstacles that pop up 5 yards in front of you!
Ultra Update
  • increased draw distance and track area size!
  • large open antigrav racetracks that corkscrew and loop-de-loop into the skies!
  • more cranked up than a joypad with a double wedgie!
Retro Sensibilities
  • World leading watermelon physics engine! (featuring Blast Processing!)
  • 1992 style screen curvature and motion blur! (optional)
  • 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 characters, coming to battle it out in some super Indie Game themed tracks! It might get a little bumpy out there as there are plenty of weapons on the track to spin you out: Melon Cannons, Exploding Pangapples, Melted Gelatos, Heat Seeking Loconuts, Giant Halloween Pumpkings, 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!


Ultra Update Trailer Music:
Drive by Alex featuring cdk & Darryl J - http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/43098
CC Attribution (3.0) - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Graphics
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: MacOS Mavericks 10.9.5 or later
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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