Hello there, in this quick article we will be installing SuperTuxKart 1.2 in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. However, you will also get the guides for different distributions such as Fedora, Manjaro, or Arch.

For starters, SuperTuxKart (STK) is an open-source kart racing game. It like the Mario Kart. It features mascots of various open-source projects as the game characters. Racing is pretty awesome specially if you play with your mates.

SuperTuxKart is available to other platforms as well such as macOS, Windows and Android. In the recent release they did bunch of improvements so let’s install it.

Installing SuperTuxKart on Ubuntu

In order to install the latest SuperTuxKart in your distribution, we can choose different available options. Easiest being this repository.

Add this repository in Ubuntu or any of it’s derivatives.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stk/dev

After adding the repository, it should start to update the repository for new packages automatically. In case it does not then execute the update command.

sudo apt update

Installing the SuperTuxKart.

sudo apt-get install supertuxkart

Now search for the game in the application menu and start playing it.

Learn more about, how to install package files: Installing applications in Linux | Complete guide

Installing SuperTuxKart from snap store

If you distribution has snap support then you can easily install the SuperTuxKart game with a single snap commnad.

sudo snap install supertuxkart

Learn more about snap applications: What is snap? How does it work and How to use it?

Manually running the SuperTuxKart on Linux

If you just want to play the game directly without the installation hustle then download the game package archive from the official website.

Download SuperTuxKart For Linux

After downloading the archive file, simply extract it and execute the run_game.sh file to start the game.

supertuxkart run shell file to run the game

This will work on almost all the Linux distributions that are out there. Additionally, you can also download the .deb or .rpm SuperTuxKart package files from the pkgs.org.

Watch Video guide on YouTube

Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.


So that is how you can install the SuperTuxKart racing game on Linux. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.