Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features but none of the frills that have ruined the raw purity of the genre? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of classic deathmatch, and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With game modes such as Capture The Flag and Tactical, there are terrific team-based experiences to be had as well as 1v1 duels, free-for-all, and dozens of mutators to alter the game play to your liking. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.
Over the last month or so we've been working very hard on improving an aspect of the game that we felt was majorly lacking, and that was the model format. We have now switched to using the new skeletal Interquake Model(.iqm) format developed by Lee Salzman. Not only is the appearance greatly improved but the rendering speed of models is also improved by as much as 60% in some cases. This also will allow us to do better things with animation, as well as adding ragdoll physics.