SuperTux is a 2D sidescroller game similar to the original Super Mario game. SuperTux 0.4 is released on December 2015. This tutorial shows how to install SuperTux 0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04/14.04, Linux Mint/Elementary OS and Debian 8.
Install SuperTux 0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04
SuperTux 0.4 is available on Ubuntu 16.04 from repository, so run the following command to install this game on Ubuntu 16.04.
sudo apt-get install supertux
Now it can be started from Unity Dash.
You can also start it by typing the below command in the terminal window:
Install SuperTux 0.4 on Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint/Elementary OS
There’s a PPA available. Use the following commands to install.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install supertux supertux-data
Install SuperTux 0.4 on Debian 8
We can manually add the PPA on Debian 8. First fetch GPG key of the PPA.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 852541CB
Then edit /etc/apt/sources.list file.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Append the following two lines at the end.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/apps/ubuntu trusty main deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/apps/ubuntu trusty main
Save and close the file. Then update local package index and install SuperTux 0.4.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install supertux
Adjust Key-Action Mappings
I found the default key-action mapping is difficult to use. It takes some time to get used to. To change key-action mapping, press ESC. Select Options.
Then select Setup Keyboard.
Now you can configure the keys for up, down, left, right, jump etc. I have configured the game to use WASD for up, left, down, right respectively and J for Jump.
I have to say that the background music is very pleasing to ear.
Gameplay Screenshot Tour
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