Fast-paced 2D side-scrolling shooter game where you have a big gun and a jetpack.

Screenshot of OpenSoldat

Getting the game

The game does not have a GUI yet. You need to start it from the terminal/command prompt. When you do so, it will create a configs directory with a client.cfg file. You can add your settings to that.

The AppImage for Linux creates the config file in ~/.config/share/Soldat/Soldat instead.

Things you might like to set:

  • cl_player_name YourNameGoesHere
  • r_fullscreen 1


  • Use the right mouse button to use your jetpack.
  • Press Q to switch to your secondary weapon and E to throw grenades.


Start Soldat by typing:

./soldat -join

You should now be connected. If it doesn't work. Try to connect by IP address instead of domain name.

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