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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Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has been released! After months upon months of work, the newest version of Alien Arena has been unleashed with a number of new features, graphical enhancements, and a much faster rendering game engine.

Posted by Irritant_new on Feb 8th, 2013

Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has been released!

After months upon months of work, the newest version of Alien Arena has been unleashed with a number of new features, graphical enhancements, and a much faster rendering game engine. This is a major enhancement, and players should see on average around a 300% increase in rendering speeds.

Some of the new features for this release include:

  • Major improvements in map rendering speed
  • HD lightmaps
  • IQM mesh animation now handled in GPU for major performance gains
  • Particle rendering optimizations
  • Fixed issues with ATI and shaders
  • Soft shadowmapping for vegetation and players
  • Cubemapping on mesh and map surfaces
  • New glass and water effects
  • Weapon switching has been made significantly faster
  • TCA now best two out of three
  • Various player models received poly increases for smoothness
  • New armor models

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moddlord1
moddlord1 Feb 8 2013, 4:52pm says:

waz up! looking great

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Irritant_new Feb 9 2013, 10:36am says:

Thanks!

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ildamos
ildamos Feb 11 2013, 2:49pm says:

Those are just amazing screenies man! Keep it up! Greetings from IMBACORE!

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GamerKnight
GamerKnight Feb 12 2013, 10:26am says:

I have not played this game in so long, glad to see its still being actively developed.

I will have to give it a download and check out the new updates.

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