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.
Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released! Combat Edition now includes the brand new Alpha Demo of Alien Arena: Tactical, a completely new mode of play that is objective oriented, slower paced, and requires precise teamwork in order to defeat the opposing team. The game has also received a totally reworked menu GUI.
Posted by Irritant_new on Sep 6th, 2013
Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released!
Combat Edition now includes the brand new Alpha Demo of Alien Arena: Tactical, a completely new mode of play that is objective oriented, slower paced, and requires precise teamwork in order to defeat the opposing team. Tactical pits Aliens vs Humans in a struggle to disable the enemy base by disabling their defense systems, destroying several key components and sub-components. Each team consists of three different player classes, each with a different ability that interacts with other classes. Working together a team can destroy their enemy much faster than if not. The Alpha Demo contains a single map, Tac-Extermination, and serves as a proving ground for the evolution of this new game. Some of the artwork is placeholder, as this is an Alpha, and several other game play elements regarding physics and abilities are not yet implemented. We also have released a separate, smaller installer that includes just the Tactical Alpha Demo. We anticipate that the full release of Alien Arena: Tactical will take place in the Spring of 2014.
A preview of Alien Arena: Tactical can be found here Gamingonlinux.com
The CRX Gaming Engine that powers it received some major updates and bug fixes. Primarily, the menu GUI has been completely reworked into a brand new, modern form. A host of other optimizations and tweaks have continued to improve the already blazing performance the engine has achieved over the past couple of years.
For more information visit Red.planetarena.org