Install Cave Story Easily via Snap in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04

Last updated: March 17, 2019

NXEngine Evo, a rewrite of the classic side-scrolling platformer game Cave Story, now is easy to install in Ubuntu Linux using snap package.

NXEngine Evo is a complete open-source clone/rewrite of the masterpiece jump-and-run platformer Doukutsu Monogatari (also known as Cave Story) created by Studio Pixel. NXEngine Evo is an upgraded/refactored version of NXEngine by Caitlin Shaw.

The classic side-scrolling platformer game has been made into snap, containerized software package, for most Linux desktop.

To install the game in Ubuntu 18.04 / higher:

Simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install the snap package cave story:

To install Cave Story in Ubuntu 16.04:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, do:

1. Run command to install snapd daemon:

sudo apt-get install snapd

2. Then install the game package via:

sudo snap install cavestory

Once installed, open it from your system application launcher and enjoy!


To remove the game package either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove cavestory


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