The Microsoft™ Windows release of Sketchy Maze currently comes as a ZIP
file that you can extract anywhere and then run the
sketchymaze.exe program to
start the game.
Note: I do not yet have a code signing certificate for the Windows release, so you may need to click through the “Unknown Publisher” dialog.
The macOS release of Sketchy Maze comes in two varieties: a traditional
“Sketchy Maze.app” in a .dmg file or a form similar to Windows and Linux with a
ZIP file that you can extract anywhere and run the
sketchymaze program to start
Note: I do not yet have a code signing certificate for the macOS release; you’re expected to know how to run apps from unverified developers. See Apple’s documentation how to do this for your version of macOS.
The easiest cross-distro way to download Sketchy Maze is via Flatpak, which is well supported on most popular Linux distributions including Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and others.
There is not a Flatpak repository for this game yet; inclusion on Flathub or a custom Flatpak repository for easier install/updates is being considered.
To install the Flatpak manually:
Notice: the game depends on SDL2, SDL2-ttf and SDL2-mixer but the .deb package doesn’t declare these dependencies for compatibility between Debian and Ubuntu which name these packages distinctly.
You can download Sketchy Maze as a
.tar.gz archive which you can extract
anywhere and run. The binary is built on a modern Fedora system and hopefully
should run as-is on other modern GNU/Linux systems, but sometimes shared library
versions of SDL2 may not match your computer.
Sketchy Maze also works on Linux smartphone devices such as the Pinephone and Librem 5. Check out the aarch64 releases, built on Mobian testing (bookworm). The .deb package works best on Mobian!
For older versions of Sketchy Maze please browse the releases site.
Older alpha builds of Sketchy Maze (codenamed Project: Doodle) are available from blog posts on the author’s personal website. These releases mainly targeted Linux and Windows with the occasional Mac OS version.