How to install Surge the Rabbit Platformer Game on Ubuntu

Surge the Rabbit or Open Surge is a free open source 2D retro platformer type of game for Linux, Windows, MacOS and android. This game is heavily inspired by Sonic games. This game comes with amazing levels, 360° physics system, you can play up to 2 players and it is easy to MOD.

This game also comes with game engine. Using this you can create new levels for your games. Not only levels, items, bosses, gameplay mechanics, playable characters, special abilities with its build in level editor and game engine.

Surge the Rabbit game

It is written in c and Allegro library and released in GPL-3.0+ license. The game assets are under Creative Commons licenses. This is really a fun game for all age group.

Install Surge the Rabbit Game on Ubuntu

Surge the Rabbit is available as snap and flatpak package for Ubuntu Linux system. You can install it via your terminal application. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the below command and hit enter.

sudo snap install opensurge

It will install the latest version of Surge the Rabbit 2D Retro Platformer game on Ubuntu. After the successful installation of Surge the Rabbit game on Ubuntu, click the Show apps in the Ubuntu dock and type opensurge in the search box and click opensurge to open it.

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If you like the terminal way, then run below command to start open surge on Ubuntu.


Keys and their actions are arrows key for movement, space for jump, enter key for pause the game, Esc key for quit the game, left Ctrl for switch character and F12 to open the level editor.

Install Install Surge the Rabbit via Flatpak:

You can also install Surge the Rabbit via below flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.opensurge2d.OpenSurge

And open it using below command.

flatpak run org.opensurge2d.OpenSurge

You need flatpak and flahub on your system to install above game in flatpak. If you don’t have then install using below link and restart it after the installation.

Install flatpak and fllathub

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