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! Play, create & share!

Official website: http://opensurge2d.org

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 Open Surge using a keyboard or a joystick.

  • 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 much more!

  • First, learn how to create a level using the built-in editor (press F12 during gameplay)
  • Next, learn 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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