Yorg

Yorg (Yorg's an Open Racing Game) is a free open source racing game developed by Ya2 using Panda3D for Windows, OSX and Linux.

Design elements

  • third person visual perspective;
  • arcade-style;
  • 8 different drivers;
  • 8 different cars (more to come);
  • 6 different tracks (more to come);
  • AI;
  • power-ups;
  • weapons;
  • championships;
  • experimental multiplayer;
  • improved multiplayer (planned for release 0.10);
  • local multiplayer (planned for release 0.11);
  • joypad support, particle effects and several performance improvements will be published as soon as Panda3D 1.10 will be released.

Yorg is FLOSS: the code of the game is released under GPLv3. Ya2's art assets are released under CC BY-SA. Project's source are here.

Quotes

"Yorg is a very fun racing game in the style of MicroMachines, and we recommend all of you to try without further delay." (Jugando En Linux)

"I think they've got a great start here and it could really turn into something awesome if they keep on developing it." (GamingOnLinux)

"Yorg is already giving a lot of fun right now. The tracks are quite substantial, varied and challenging." (LinuxCommunity)

"It all looks very well made; anyone looking for some arcady action racing should give this a try!" (Free Game News)

"The whole reminds a bit the recently released Micro Machines World Series." (Holarse)

Download

Go to the download page to grab your build of Yorg.

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Notes about the multiplayer

We want to stress that the multiplayer support is very experimental. So, you may see crashes, and we apologize for that. We've tested it a lot using our machines, but there are a lot of scenarios out there that may not have been caught by our tests.

In order to play a multiplayer race, you need an XMPP account. There are a lot of services which provide free XMPP accounts. We suggest creating a new XMPP account for playing Yorg since our XMPP support is still experimental.

Please note that if you want to host a match then you need to open the port 9099 of your router and your firewall (here is a guide for checking if your port is actually open).

We're already working on this limitation (and many other improvements): this is an experimental feature and this is NOT the definitive implementation.

More info

Note: disable shaders and reduce cars' number in order to play on slower machines.

System requirements: 2 GB RAM, 1 GB HD.

We apply Continuous Delivery in our development. This means that you can play a new build of the game as soon as we do anything. Look at here to pick a development/unstable build.

Yorg is developed by using several tools: Panda 3D, Blender, The Gimp, Python and Bullet.

The development team is currently composed of Flavio Calva and Luca Quartero. Moreover, Jay Bachelor is a precious collaborator (more info here).