How to install Open Surge
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Open Surge

Open Surge

Alexandre Martins & others (alemart)
  • Alexandre Martins & others (alemart)
  • Games

A fun 2D retro platformer inspired by old-school Sonic games

Open Surge is a fun 2D retro platformer inspired by old-school 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!

Details for Open Surge

License
GPL-3.0+
Last updated
1 November 2019

Enable snaps on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and install Open Surge

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7, from the 7.6 release onward, from the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository.

It is not yet available in the EPEL 8 repository, and consequently, not yet available for RHEL 8 unless you build the RPM yourself.

The EPEL repository can be added to your system with the following command:

Adding the optional and extras repositories is also recommended:

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable "rhel-*-optional-rpms" --enable "rhel-*-extras-rpms" sudo yum update

Snap can now be installed as follows:

Once installed, the systemd unit that manages the main snap communication socket needs to be enabled:

To enable classic snap support, enter the following to create a symbolic link between /var/lib/snapd/snap and /snap:

Either log out and back in again or restart your system to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.

Install Open Surge

To install Open Surge, simply use the following command:

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