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The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M.

“The Secret Chronicles of Dr. M.” is a 2D sidecrolling platform game, with a rich set of graphics, music, and an advanced level editor that allows you to create your own levels. The level editor allows for in-game scripting so there are no borders apart from your imagination.

The project is a fork of SMC, which is not developed actively anymore. Note this is not merely a continuation of SMC, but we have our own goals and design principles we are slowly integrating into both the codebase and the artwork.

How to install?

Releases are published precompiled for Windows at the website. If you want to compile TSC yourself, please see the file.



Any contributions to the code, the graphics, the music, etc. are greatly appreciated. However, before starting your work on the game, please consider the following:

  • You have to be familiar with at least the basics of using the Git version control system. This can be achieved by reading the first two chapters of this great online Git book. Also reading chapter 3 is highly recommended as we use branches all the time.
  • If you want to contribute code, please read the coding conventions document in tsc/docs/pages/
  • If you want to contribute artistic work, please read the styleguide
  • If you specifically target issues from the issue tracker, please use “fixes #43” for bug tickets you fix and “closes #43” for other tickets you resolve as part of the message in your commits. This causes GitHub to automatically close the corresponding ticket if we merge your changes.

Custom local configurations are provided for Emacs and ViM. In order for local ViM configurations to work, you will need the localvimrc plugin, which can be installed with the following command on most Bourne-compatible shells:

mkdir -p ~/.vim/plugin
cd ~/.vim/plugin


TSC is a two-dimensional jump’n’run platform game.

Copyright © 2003-2011 Florian Richter

Copyright © 2012-2019 The TSC Contributors

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

  • See COPYING for the full license text.
  • See tsc/docs/authors.txt for the full list of authors.

Graphics, music, and any other artistic content in the game is not licensed under the GPL. These assets undergo different terms as outlined as follows: they are normally licensed under some kind of CC license, as specified by an accompanying .txt or .settings file to an asset that gives both the author(s) and the license of the asset in question. Those assets whose accompanying .txt or .settings file does not specify a license are licensed under the old SMC Contribution license, which is included as the file tsc/docs/pages/ Those assets were inherited from SMC when TSC was forked off it, and we are looking for a graphics artist to replace them with original art.


An open source two-dimensional platform game.







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