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If you've got some good (or even bad) ideas about how the game could get better, please feel free to add them to the list below. Use the talk page for discussing items already on the list.


  • Water - slows your bike down ;)
  • Jumppads
  • display max jump length
  • Customizable driver-to-bike ratio (game is easier with a driver that is short relative to the bike). To keep hiscores comparable, make the ratio depend on the level.
  • Customizable natural constants (gravity, air resistance, acceleration etc). Make them depend on the level.
    • You can change the gravity using lua script with the 0.2.0 version of xmoto
  • Possibility for the level designer to prohibit the use of 'rotate bike' buttons (left and right arrows) on the level. The author of across has stated that the rotate buttons were originally a kludge to make the game easier.
  • System requirements down! The game is rather simple, and the requirement of a 500Mhz proc. is simply ridiculous.
    • in xmoto 0.2.1 you'll get a uglier ugly mode which runs on slow computer (it actually runs smoothly in a vmware with the uglier ugly mode). This demonstrates that it's not a good computer that xmoto requires, but a good graphical card for rendering.
  • Practice mode where the game can be saved in the middle of a level.
  • Display during replays which controls were used.
  • Unicycle mode for experts.
  • Declaring rules for a level pack, so i can build up a structure like "complete lvl01 first before being able to play lvl02"
  • Ability to sort levels after name, personal record, world record, difference between personal and world record, date added, if it is scripted or not, how many times it is played etc. That would be handy. And maybe a system to allow users to rate levels, so you can see how good the level are before you play them. And sort by rate of course. Maybe a filter system, and a search system too. That would be practical in the future when it is maybe thousands of levels. :)
    • Improvement of the list scrolling. There is no draggable scroll bar so it is very difficult to navigate through the list. The list of levels is rather long now and it is a pain in the *** to get to the levels at the bottom of the list (trick I use: turnaround your mouse so that the mouse wheel lays on the table and then let the mouse "roll" on it forward... :-) ).
      • You can type a letter and the cursor jumps to the first level that starts with that letter
  • Bike tuning - The suspension screams to be adjusted!
  • For that matter suspension requires rebound & bump dampers
  • Gears & Gear ratios
  • Crazy idea, bu what about controling your bike rotation by moving the mouse?
  • Random level on the end of level menu
  • Ability to lean driver forward or backward, to affect center of gravity for subtle control as opposed to spastic jerking back and forth
  • Feature, that the camera stops panning as soon as the end of the level is reached. So that you won't see the frame of dirt around your level. I really find that that Dirt-texured block around a level often makes it look bad
  • Feature, that the rider of the bike doesn't just fall through blocks, but collides with them. Its just cosmetic, but well...


  • Functions for modifying bike properties (wheel base, power, etc.)
  • A SetDynamicBlockRotation function that rotates the vertices about a center point instead of making the block go in circles.

Level Editing

  • Ability to set the center position of a block (for the purpose of rotation in Lua scripting)
  • Sprites also shown in Editor (Inkscape)
  • Different Z - layers. (Stacking Objects in Depth)
    • already there, you can put a 'z' param to your sprites
      • but note that currently there's only 3 layers: below zero, zero, and above zero. A finer diversion is planned though.
  • Inkscape addon that compiles the level and launches it with xmoto (?)
    • planned
  • bounding box of player shown in the editor, (for dimensions purposes)
  • A grid showing the mostly used dimensions of xmoto, [as you convert it at a scale of 100 (percent?) with the svg2lvl tool]
    • Now the ratio between svg and lvl is fixed.
  • Ability to add sounds to a level, like textures. Just small sounds like the sound of an explosion and of course a function to play the sound.
  • Remove the bug/feature, that dynamic blocks are always behind normal ones
  • Different Z-layers with blocks (-1, 0, 1), which would also enable you to move background blocks (respectively Z:-1 blocks)
  • Parallax scrolling
  • Make it possible to change the brightness of a texture/block
  • When you load a game in the level editor and you mistyped the name of it, the editor will crash/quit. Instead it should just show a message and let the user type in the right name.
    • In future a clickable list of files should be better (like in the game)


  • Moving obstacles (a la drawbridges), maybe the ones that repeat a sequence would be best for the game.
  • Add a command line option like the one to test themes.
  • Ice (less friction)
  • Display speed (look in your options!)
  • The after-death menu needs to go. (THANK YOU!)
  • Faster loading of the game. (YEAH!)
  • List scrolling improved