Jet Racing



GNU/Linux 64-bit


Windows 32-bit


Time lapse of Jet Racing 4.0 -


In Jet Racing, you must share a figure-eight racetrack with enemy cars that follow your every move. Every 10 seconds, a new "ghost car" enters the track, exactly 10 seconds behind you. Colliding with a ghost car takes away a hit point. Your mission is to complete as many laps as possible before you run out of hit points.

System Requirements

Jet Racing requires OpenGL 2.0.

It runs well on an OpenPandora with 512 MB of RAM.

It runs very well on a 2007-era laptop with a GeForce 7900.

Source Code

Jet Racing's source code and assets are available under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3

Jet Racing 4.0.2 source code (SHA1 e75fe261e92baa3d461973105a42896673184748)


January 2015 - Version 6.0 adds online muliplayer.

June 8th, 2014 - Version 4.0.2 adds exhaust flames, joystick support, command-line options for demo recording and playback, and high-res support. It fixes a bug where loading a track would start ghost spawning immediately.

March 28th, 2014 - Version 3.0.3 fixes a problem on Windows where the Qt JPEG plugin was not being found, causing the skybox to not be loaded. Also added an attribution file to credit the creator of the skybox.

February 9th, 2014 - Version 3.0.2 fixes a couple bugs with the new graphical features.

February 8th, 2014 - Version 3.0.0 adds a skybox and blob shadows, and reduces the reverse thrust of the engines.

December 10th, 2013 - Version 2.3.0 uses Lua scripting for the HUD text. Preliminary support for a network shell is being considered.

November 10th, 2013 - Version 2.2.0 has improved shading and the checkpoints now cast shadows.

November 9th, 2013 - Version 2.1.0 uses PhysFS to read all resources from a Zip archive, and extends the ground plane past the track boundaries. The physics have been changed slightly so that when holding down the brake and the throttle, the car no longer creeps forward.

October 27th, 2013 - Version 2.0.3 fixes a mesh that was sized wrong.

October 27th, 2013 - Version 2.0.2 released for Windows.

October 2013 - Jet Racing is part of the Ludum Dare October Challenge. If I make $1 from "sales" of the game, I succeed. However, the game itself is free.

August 2013 - Jet Racing 1.0 was developed in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 27 48-hour game competition. Its best ranking was #231 for Fun.

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