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Red Eclipse is a fun-filled new take on the casual first person arena shooter, which lends itself toward a balanced gameplay, with a general theme of agility in a variety of environments.

  • Fun for everyone, young and old!
  • Available for Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, and OS X
  • Parkour, impulse boosts, dashing, and other tricks
  • Favourite game modes with an array of mutators and variables
  • Builtin editor lets you create your own maps cooperatively online

The project is a Free and Open Source game, built on Cube Engine 2 using SDL and OpenGL which allows it to be ported to many platforms; you can download a package for Windows, GNU/Linux, BSD, and OSX, or grab a development copy from our Git repository and live on the bleeding edge.

In a true open source by the people for the people nature, we try to work closely with the gaming and open source communities to provide a better overall experience, aiming to create a game environment that is fun and easy to play, while still having elements to master.

If you think you might have something to contribute to the game or community, please feel free to drop by our Chat or Forums and talk to us directly. We try to maintain a standard of friendly behaviour in our community, so don't be afraid to speak up and have your say in building this game for us all :)

The game is available for free, but please consider contributing a small token to pay for expenses and future improvements.

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3 comments by qreeves on Mar 21st, 2015

Two years in the making, Red Eclipse is back for the biggest release yet; v1.5 "Aurora Edition".

We've been working hard on all areas of the game, improving weapon balance, refining the user interface, and helping new players learn the game. Included in this release is our new auto-updating mechanism, designed to keep you running the latest improvements and freshest maps.


This release is also our first release as a true community built game. With a recent move to GitHub, the project is now openly developed, allowing everyone to contribute to the game we all love in a format where everyone gets a say (and learns how to contribute at the same time). If you feel like you'd have something to contribute, come see us in action!

Here's some interesting things that have changed:

  • Support for giving AI orders ("defend", "attack", "base", "goal", "ball", "forget").
  • Better physics and bounce sounds for affinities (flags/points/bombs).
  • Footstep sounds, hear people approaching!
  • Auto team balancing, so you're never stuck with uneven team counts.
  • Rebalanced all weapons, making for a fairer game.
  • New weapon, the "zapper". Electrify your friends and foes!
  • Increased weapon spread when in air / impulsing
  • Rebranded Defend-The-Flag to Defend-And-Control, with a new look.
  • Increased buffing timeout tolerances when defending affinities.
  • Slicker menus, tips and rollover help text.
  • Scoreboard redesign and better colouring.
  • Ability to send a message to a specific player with "whisper".

Map changes:

  • Race
    • Absorption - new time-trial map by Unnamed.
    • Amplification - new time-trial map by Unnamed.
    • Relax - new time-trial map by Bonifarz.
    • Steel Rat - added to time-trial rotation.
    • Test Chamber - retextured by Quinton Reeves.
    • War Depot - new time-trial map by TristamK.
  • Other game modes
    • Abuse - new map by ballist1c.
    • Campgrounds - new map by ballist1c and Greaserpirate.
    • Canyon - new map by restcoser.
    • Condensation - new map by Unnamed.
    • Decay by Ricky Thomson.
    • Echo2k - remix of Echo by Ulukai.
    • Enyo - new map by Ulukai.
    • Octavus - new map by Ricky Thomson.

Data Assets:

  • New vanity items!
    • Blade
    • Boots
    • Chestplate
    • Crown
    • Disc
    • Fox Ears
    • Guitar
    • Mask
    • Microeye
    • Panda
    • Prongs
    • Shoulder armour
  • New wakawaka sound.
  • New model for control points used in Defend-and-Control and Bomber-Ball.
  • New Rocket projectile by Unnamed.
  • Added texture set by Unnamed.
  • Added lava texture by Nobiax, applied in maps Hinder, Nova, Tower

As always, have fun playing Red Eclipse!

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Red Eclipse v1.5 "Aurora Edition" for Linux

Red Eclipse v1.5 "Aurora Edition" for Linux

Mar 21, 2015 Full Version 0 comments

Two years in the making, Red Eclipse is back for the biggest release yet; v1.5 "Aurora Edition".

Red Eclipse v1.5 "Aurora Edition" for Windows

Red Eclipse v1.5 "Aurora Edition" for Windows

Mar 21, 2015 Full Version 6 comments

Two years in the making, Red Eclipse is back for the biggest release yet; v1.5 "Aurora Edition".

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for Linux/BSD

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for Linux/BSD

Dec 1, 2014 Full Version 1 comment

Red Eclipse v1.4 (Elara Edition) for Linux/BSD, featuring parkour, impulse boosts, and other tricks.

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for Windows

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for Windows

Dec 1, 2014 Full Version 3 comments

Red Eclipse v1.4 (Elara Edition) for Windows, featuring parkour, impulse boosts, and other tricks.

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for OS X

Red Eclipse v1.4 "Elara Edition" for OS X

Dec 1, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Red Eclipse v1.4 (Elara Edition) for OS X, featuring parkour, impulse boosts, and other tricks.

Red Eclipse v1.2 "Cosmic Edition" for Linux

Red Eclipse v1.2 "Cosmic Edition" for Linux

Jan 11, 2012 Full Version 2 comments

Red Eclipse 1.2 "Cosmic Edition" for Linux. A single-player and multi-player first-person ego-shooter, built as a total conversion of Cube Engine 2. Make...

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ThreeSon
ThreeSon Nov 23 2013, 11:58pm says:

Is there no Windows build available from Desura? The "Full EXE Installer" under downloads only contains the Linux version of the game.

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acerspyro
acerspyro Dec 3 2014, 8:02pm replied:

You should get the game from redeclipse.net for now. Something's up with this game on Desura, not sure what.

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dreamsun
dreamsun Oct 10 2013, 9:48pm says:

EPIC <3

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VJM148
VJM148 Sep 28 2013, 8:41pm says:

Can someone help me, I'm using Ubuntu and every time I try launching, It won't start.

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acerspyro
acerspyro Dec 3 2014, 7:43pm replied:

Also, note that the .exe will NOT work under Ubuntu Linux, you need to either use the version you will find in your application store, or the version available for download at Redeclipse.net

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ShadowZHallow
ShadowZHallow Aug 23 2013, 5:39pm says:

Just had me best match so far. I'm loving this game. And I want to know if there is enought fans to spred the word about it so that it has enough players. I rather play this then Open Arena. And that is saying something..

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rudeboyskunk
rudeboyskunk Sep 18 2013, 3:24am replied:

It was really popular among Linux gamers until Steam came out for Linux; I haven't played it much since then myself.

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Freckleface
Freckleface Aug 21 2013, 9:38pm says:

how do you make a lan server?

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JFreakXD
JFreakXD Jul 29 2013, 10:29pm says:

i wish this game was more popular

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ShadowZHallow
ShadowZHallow Aug 23 2013, 6:02pm replied:

If the players are dedicated we could put it out there ourselves. Ever hear of Raptr?

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ShadowZHallow
ShadowZHallow Aug 23 2013, 4:53am replied:

I going to play it if it works wel enough.

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Red Eclipse
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Red Eclipse is a futuristic FPS game which focuses on agile gameplay. Unlike in other FPSes were you constantly need to search for health, armor or ammo items; in Red Eclipse you get health regeneration & no armor by defaullt. This fosters a fast and to-the-point type of gameplay, were you concentrate on what matters: FRAGGING! You can carry up to a max of 3 weapons from a total of 9 unique available weapons: - Melee (ground punches & aerial kicks). - Sword, - Pistol, - Shotgun, - SMG, …

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