About Silas and it's Developer William Sworin

Silas is the name of the planet the game takes place on and around.

Silas was developed by one person, William Sworin. He started working on it in 2004 as a learning project that turned into a full PC game.

Silas Summary

Silas is an old school kart racing game for the PC. It was inspired by the many great retro kart racing games in the past, and delivers the same speed and twitch like gameplay found in those previous titles.

It contains a blend of racing, shooting, and flight based gameplay. You can play on your LAN with friends, or offline. There are many modes to choose from such as racing and deathmatch.

Key Features

Fast paced gameplay

Reach intense speeds while still maintaining great maneuverability. This allows a unique blend of fast racing and "twitch" based gameplay. Alongside powerslides, jumps, and boosts are the added abilities to strafe, use jump pads, and many new mid air techniques.

Ground-Air Features

Take the battle to the skies with the new flight powerups, or bring down anyone in the air using the unique instant "Turret Mode" functions of the weapons. The air weapons are all very well thought out, and have many diverse relationships with eachother. This allows the player to develop many different strategies to win.

20 Diverse Worlds

The racetracks, arenas, and other locals within Silas offer you an amazing assortment of challenges and opportunities. Designed for great gameplay before any major graphics work is done on them, they offer both and immersive experience and a great sense of flow. Since this is a fantasy game with a sci-fi edge, the worlds range anywhere from snow, to deserts, to space, to the unknown.

18 Weapons, 32 Different Functions

A large arsenal of weapons is at your command, amounting to a great deal of carnage throughout each race. Each weapon has 2 unique functions suited for different situations. There are 2 classifications of weapons, projectile based and turret based. The turret based weapons utilize a lock-on system never seen in racing games before, allowing a seamless experience between racing and targeting.

30 Song Original Soundtrack

Each song in the game is produced to the best quality possible. I have always believed in offering the best audio experience possible. With 100's of audio effects, and 30 songs, the audio is top notch in Silas.


The game has the ability to be customized to your liking in many ways. From the HUD, laps, A.I, karts, characters, and profiles there is a great deal of options to tailor the game the way you want it to be. There are more than 12 characters and karts in Silas, each with their own unique attributes.

Multiple Gameplay Modes

Racing is not the only option, infact, mutliplayer is also a key feature. Whether you enjoy CTF(Capture the flag), CTP(Capture the Pipes), or good old fashioned Deathmatch, Silas delivers. Of course, there is a wide range of racing, and mission based modes as well. Including kart racing staples such as the GrandPrix and Time Trail modes.

LAN Gameplay

Offering a great LAN multiplayer experience, you can race or battle with your friends in your own home. The game is DRM free so you can install it on all your computers, and it should run on really old hardware.

Experience Great Visuals

The style and quality of the graphics remain persistent throughout the game. Offering many great features such as reflective/refractive water, glass, volumetric clouds, DOF, HDR, normalmapping, shadowmapping, postprocessing effects, dynamic weather, dynamic lighting, and realistic vegetation.