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.

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Version 7.32 of Alien Arena has been released, fixing a critical bug, as well as adding some more new features and content.

Posted by Irritant_new on Oct 21st, 2009

Yes, it's only been a couple of weeks, but a critical bug when using Nvidia 191.xx drivers has forced us to put out a new release much sooner than anticipated. Despite the frantic moments, we also were able to squeeze in a few new features, as well as a new level! Also, it should be important to note, that because of some compatibility issues, we removed the automatic video settings on first run, and have reverted back to defaulting the game to medium settings out of the box. Players should be advised that the game will likely run just fine on a mid-range or better system if you enable higher graphical settings.

Features added for 7.32 include:

  • Fixed critical bug when using Nvidia 191.xx drivers
  • Dynamic world shadows using shadowmaps
  • New map, dm-zion2k9
  • Splash damage now triggers hit indicator sound
  • New spawn effects

Here is a peak at the new map, Zion2k9!

Zion! Zion, reborn!
Last Days of Zion... Connector hall in Zion

Future work for Alien Arena will continue, as we have begun work on improving our antilag code and some other gameplay related items, as well as some items that for now remain a little more clandestine. Our next release will be targeted to occur some time in the winter or spring of 2010. So for now, grab 7.32 and enjoy!

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Newbez Oct 21 2009, 8:42pm says:

k thanks. first comment

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pjmiller435 Oct 22 2009, 4:28am says:

Brilliant work and design =)

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TheHappyFriar Oct 22 2009, 9:30am says:

the error isn't in the nvidia drivers, it's the hardware choice. 8)

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Rukus_ Oct 24 2009, 3:38pm says:

This game is great. I can play it on almost anything.

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Irritant_new Oct 24 2009, 5:59pm replied:

It's realy scaleable, if you have even a moderately decent video card you should be able to crank the settings up pretty good and have decent FPS. There have been alot of optimizations and changes in the last year with the renderer.

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SlickMcRunFast Nov 29 2009, 10:24pm says:

Doesn't work on Ubuntu 9.10. AHhhhhhhh

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Irritant_new Nov 30 2009, 1:37am says:

You need to recompile the binaries, thanks to Ubuntu not being up to date with libjpeg. Our next release will fix that issue.

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