Unvanquished is a fast-paced, futuristic FPS with RTS elements, pitting technologically advanced humans against hordes of highly adaptable aliens. The player can choose from either team, providing a fresh gameplay experience on both sides of the conflict. The game is under highly active development, with a new alpha release being made at the beginning of each month.

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Unvanquished ships with its own stock set of ten maps, ranging in size from small maps meant for clans to duel on, to larger ones meant for huge public games. Our maps have all been made by members of our development team, and are continuously updated across our release cycle. Some maps have been upgraded from their original incarnations as Tremulous maps, while others are entirely new creations. This article presents an overview of our current collection of maps, and we are always looking to expand our collection. It's an easy way to join our team, too!

Here’s a word from Viech, our art director, gameplay designer, and all-around cool guy who does a million other things:

Viech wrote:First of all, if you have experience mapping for Tremulous, there are a few new features you may like!

We support textures with normal and specular maps and we also ship seven texture sets that you can use right away. The texture sets are shared between maps, using our new filesystem that allows for pk3 dependencies, so your map releases can be really small, shipping only the textures you made or added yourself. The textures are also compressed using the DXT family, which boosts map load time quite a bit even for high resolution sets.

If you have made a Tremulous map and want to port it, we have Chameleon to support you with that. It’s a tool that allows you to exchange textures in your map with textures of different size without losing your alignment, among other things. If you want to create your own texture set there’s also Sloth, which auto-generates .shader files for you.

For both NetRadiant and GTKRadiant we have been working on new entity definition files to reflect a new entity naming scheme and new map features, which include color grading and audio reverb effect. You will find that a few entities have been deleted or corrected which were already outdated under Tremulous.

We cleaned up the pk3 structure a bit adding a subfolder for meta-data such as the levelshot and the .arena file. You will also notice that the new file system prevents other packages from interfering with your own resources as they are only loaded if you add them as a dependency of your map or mod.


Now for all our maps, in alphabetical order:

Antares
Designer: Pevel
Version: Alpha 4
Size: Small
Originally a small map for Tremulous, and one of Pevel's first maps, Antares has been massively overhauled in comparison to its previous incarnation. The map as a whole is much more detailed, has new rooms, and is still in development.

Chasm
Designer: Supertanker
Version: Beta 1
Size: Small
Consisting of two bases connected by a series of corridors on one end and and a snowy field on the other, Chasm fulfills the niche of a small, nearly symmetrical map for clan matches. The map also features a large chasm of instant death, which led to its current name. Previously, it was called Snowstation.

Forlorn
Designer: EmperorJack
Version: Alpha 11
Size: Medium
Another one of our new maps, Forlorn has been in development since last year, with new releases constantly updating its appearance as Jack details the rooms and corridors. The map has been in development alongside a new texture pack that will be the first from our project.

Parpax
Designer: Viech
Version: Delta 4
Size: Medium
One of our earliest maps, Parpax has seen continued progress since its inclusion in our project several years ago. The present map is a result of constant updates to reflect game balance changes, as well as feedback from players on its layout.

Perseus
Designer: Pevel
Version: Beta 5
Size: Medium
A medium-large map designed as a sort of futuristic prison complex, Pevel has ported it from Tremulous and provided it with an overhaul. The map is heavily detailed, and displays some nice color grading. In addition, a few gameplay flaws have been fixed, such as the vent facing the alien base.

Plat23
Designer: EmperorJack
Version: Beta 13
Size: Small
The first map made for our project, and the only one to have been included in our very first release back in 2012. It has come a long way since then, and has been massively improved over the years. The map functions as an ATCS alternative, having a similar layout to the old map, but with a larger scale and more detail. Plus, it also has a chasm of instant death!

Spacetracks
Designer: Supertanker
Version: 1.0
Size: Large
Originally made for Tremulous, Spacetracks has been ported to our project by Supertanker, featuring new textures and better lighting. It still has the old elevators of death, where players can enjoy luring their teammates, only to chuck a grenade in at the last second.

Station15
Designer: Supertanker
Version: 1.0
Size: Large
Also ported from Tremulous, Station15 is a large map with plenty of pretty rooms and a variety of routes to take to the opposing base. Compared to prior versions of the map, it's been completely retextured and features nicer lighting and shadows.

Thunder
Designer: EmperorJack
Version: Beta 3
Size: Enormous
An absolute beast of a map, Thunder is the largest by far, and is likely even more massive than several of our other maps combined. Featuring dozens of rooms and double the amount in corridors, the map is served well by our minimap and beacon systems. It's great for satisfyingly long public games!

Yocto
Designer: Pevel
Version: Beta 2
Size: Small
One of our smallest maps, Yocto still manages to present an eerie atmosphere. Meant to represent an abandoned undersea research base, the map has an abundance of hiding spots to plan ambushes from, and plenty of tight twists and turns. It's also unique in having a violet-blue tone throughout.

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Guest
Guest Jun 25 2013, 5:30am says:

This game is very promising.

Btw: could you update the generic installers for linux?

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Ciarank
Ciarank Jun 23 2013, 11:55am says:

This looks brilliant i would love to play this game will it be free to play or will you have to buy it?

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kharnov Creator
kharnov Jun 24 2013, 12:59am replied:

Free. We will always be free and open source. We don't believe in making people pay for anything we produce.

If you want to play it, we're in open alpha. You can download the game now if you want, and play it on one of the servers we have up. There's one server filled with bots if you want to practice.

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ildamos
ildamos Mar 11 2013, 10:11am says:

Hi. This game is mighty promising and I would like to do a review of it. Questions though: Where are the servers located? Will the game be playable by players in the Oceania and SEA regions?

If not, does it have a singleplayer mod and are the bots intelligent enough to build structures (I understand this is an evolved version of Tremulous, a game I enjoyed years ago.)

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kharnov Creator
kharnov Mar 16 2013, 2:59am replied:

Update: we now have the Australian server updated for the latest release. Look for Aussie Assault. It may or may not have bots, but you can grab some friends and play there. If you want to experience our bots, check out one of the other servers with them.

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kharnov Creator
kharnov Mar 14 2013, 7:33pm replied:

Nice to hear that you'd like to do a review of it! Let me know when you get it up, so that we can all see it.

Regarding locations, we do have servers located around the world, and there should be one in Australia. It might not have been updated recently, but I can get the guy running it to do so.

We have intelligent bots, and the human variety can build at the moment, provided that they're given a layout to work with. Our bots work off a behavior tree system.

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ildamos
ildamos Aug 3 2013, 5:11am replied:

Been a long time since I logged in. Thanks for the heads-up! One last bit: Is there a LAN mode? I'd like to introduced this to my friend's cyber cafe.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Jan 12 2013, 2:17am says:

So i've been wondering: Will my Tremulous 1.1 mods still be compatible here? And also, Is there a way I can host a dedicated server, or does it have to be client-side?

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kharnov Creator
kharnov Jan 12 2013, 9:32pm replied:

They should be compatible, but remember that we've had some code changes and that some things have been renamed. However, the same file formats are still being used, so asset mods should be just fine.

As for servers, yes, you can host a dedicated server. We can help out with that on our forums.

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ZdrytchX
ZdrytchX Feb 1 2013, 7:09am replied:

I had just tried various tremulous (1.1 and gpp, including the official 8/8/11 update) qvms and they all come up with various error messages and the server doesn't start up.

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Rhyl3yMaster
Rhyl3yMaster Jan 14 2013, 7:30pm replied:

Alright, Thanks!

P.S.
I have gotten my mods working in the current alpha. I see the coding structure is slightly different as well.

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