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.

Report article RSS Feed Alien Arena 7.52 has been released!

Version 7.52 of Alien Arena has been at long last, released. This new version contains a wealth of updated and new content, as well as a stats account system, renderer and client improvements, and bugfixes.

Posted by Irritant_new on Oct 14th, 2011

Alien Arena 7.52 has been released, and while it was a long wait, we think you'll find it was worth being patient.  The new version boasts a host of new and updated content as well as a new stats account system, renderer updates/improvements/bugfixes, and a new game mode, Insta-Rockets. Four brand new levels have been introduced, as well as a new violator model, updated player skins with glow effects, all new powerup models(including the new megahealth!), and updates to a variety of other skins and textures.

Some of the new features include:

  • Many new models and textures
  • Four exciting new levels
  • Vegetation shadowmapping
  • Account system for stats
  • Improved stats algorithms
  • Various improved effects
  • Decoupled renderer from client frame code
  • Variety of bug fixes and code cleansing
  • Changes to the bot code and anti-camp
  • New Insta-Rockets game mode
  • Mouse input code cleaned up
  • IQM Version 2 support

Here are some screenshots of Alien Arena 7.52!

Martian invaders. Skin glows
Zorn Zorn
Goregrinder Goregrinder
Sudden Impact Sudden Impact 3

For a complete changelog see THIS

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pvt.Johnson
pvt.Johnson Oct 15 2011, 1:51pm says:

lookin sexy :]

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Elementalist
Elementalist Oct 16 2011, 4:19pm says:

Is there ever going to be an update to the menus? Maybe it's because I play it in 1920x1080, but the options text and server browser text is almost unreadable because there's large spaces between every letter.

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Irritant_new
Irritant_new Oct 17 2011, 12:06am says:

Yeah, the menus are one of the top priorities. The guy that was working on them took ill, so his work was never completed. Currently we are waiting for idtech4 to come out, and will likely poach that menu system into our engine.

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Irritant_new
Irritant_new Oct 17 2011, 12:06am says:

Oh, and try changing to one of the true type fonts, it should be quite readable.

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foobar42
foobar42 Oct 18 2011, 11:10am says:

Please upload it to desura :)

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Irritant_new
Irritant_new Oct 18 2011, 11:10pm replied:

It's already there :)

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cro_net
cro_net Nov 17 2011, 10:55pm says:

Love this game, keep up the great work.

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