Open Surge

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


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Latest release:
dev builds for nerds | create your game | learn scripting
unofficial macOS version | play on Raspberry Pi
explore the source code

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!

How do I play?

You can play using a keyboard or a joystick.

Key Action
Arrows Move
Space Jump
Enter Pause
Esc Quit
Left Ctrl Switch character
Equals (=) Take snapshot
F12 Open the editor

How do I create a game?

Use Open Surge to create your own amazing games! Create new levels, items, bosses, gameplay mechanics, playable characters, special abilities and more!

To learn more, read the project wiki and watch the video tutorials made by the developer of the engine.

Create your game

This is so awesome!

Indeed it is!

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