Alien Arena is an open sourced game that combines a sci-fi atmosphere with the tournament style deathmatch of Q3A and UT2k4. Major graphical features such as GLSL per-pixel lighting, ragdoll physics, light blooms, real time lights and shadows, textured particles, shaders, and reflective water, create a colorful and immersive deathmatch atmosphere. The game also includes mutators, adjustable effects, bot skill settings, and fully configurable deathmatch, team deathmatch, CTF, All Out Assault, Team Core Assault, Cattle Prod, and Deathball games. The game features original artwork, with a dark, sinister atmosphere combined with an off-the-wall campiness, and trippy, techno type music. There are currently over 60 maps, loaded with weapons(each having an alternate firing mode) and powerups. Alien Arena has fast, smooth gameplay, & players can play online against one another or against the bots. Please post all support issues in the forums for the game.
After 6 years of the Gen 2 Martians, introduced in Alien Arena 2008, they are at long last being replaced. Polycount is nearly doubled, skin detail significantly increased, and the look made even more sinister and frightening, while still retaining a bit of the campiness that is the game's signature. This is only the beginning of a major artwork update, in which most player characters, and some weapons will receive extensive facelifts, or complete replacement, as was the case of the Martians.