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Frodo

Posted 23 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

Hey Irritant  

Thanks for the update.  I put a note on the Review Page to show this.   :whistle:

It's great that you keep on improving the game.   :(

Irritant

Posted 23 June 2009 - 04:33 AM

It's been over six long months of dedicated, at times daunting, and ultimately triumphant work...and COR Entertainment at last announces the release of Alien Arena 2009!

You've seen the screenshots, the videos, now it is time to face the alien invasion head on, armed to the hilt with disruptors, beamguns, and vaporizors. The amount of improvements to the game engine are staggering. The game comes alive with the full implementation of GLSL per-pixel lighting on all surfaces, OpenAL audio system, and new gameplay features. Optimization was as always, another aspect that we've addressed. No longer does one have to be leary of cranking the settings up, the game plays remarkably faster with the switch to GLSL for per-pixel operations. Alien Arena has transformed into a lean, clean, fragging machine, with stunning visual effects that are usually reserved for commercial titles. This isn't your daddy's Alien Arena - it's not even last year's model, with a host of new and improved maps, sounds and music.

Some of the new features in this release:
  • GLSL per-pixel lighting on all surfaces.
  • OpenAL 1.1
  • Ogg-Vorbis support.
  • GLSL post process framebuffer effects.
  • New scoreboards.
  • New HUD.
  • Stereo music files.
  • Seven new maps and two new player characters.
  • Light volumes.
  • Voice taunt system.
  • Doppler sound effects.
For a complete changelog http://icculus.org/a...gelogs/7.30.txt

Alien Arena 2009 is open source, free to play, and sets a new standard in freeware FPS gaming. To download the game(windows or linux), or for more information, screenshots and videos, visit http://red.planetarena.org

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Irritant

Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:31 AM

"COR Entertainment announces the latest release of it's freeware, open sourced FPS shooter, Alien Arena 2008!

Version 7.20 features a host of improvements, optimizations, and new features such as the implementation of per-pixel GLSL effects including parallax, normal and specular mapping/highliting, occlusion culling of entities, shader performance boosts, new and improved weapon/event effects, and much more. The end result is a game that not only looks great, but also runs considerably faster than previous releases.

On the gameplay aspect, a brand new reward system has been implemented, allowing players to choose from three powerups when reaching a certain achievement total. Weapons have received further balancing, powerup effects made more smooth, and various bugs have been squashed. Several brand new levels have been added, as well as player skins that improve visibility and an HUD based weapon inventory.

View the extensive changelog here - http://icculus.org/a...gelogs/7.20.txt

For more information and to download the game please visit http://red.planetarena.org"

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Irritant

Posted 06 June 2008 - 03:51 AM

Sorry to resurrect old thread - but version 7.10 is out - http://red.planetarena.org

Irritant

Posted 07 March 2008 - 12:13 AM

Hey guys -

Alien Arena 2008 is out now!

http://red.planetarena.org

Enormous update!

DeathDude

Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

Wickedness.  :unsure: Just downloaded the game and hopefully this time on the weekend or next week will get a chance to play this game, can't wait.

Irritant

Posted 12 October 2007 - 03:36 PM

Hi guys - official press release and a review on linux.com!

COR Entertainment, LLC has released Alien Arena 2007 6.10, a blockbuster, monumental version of this free, open source engined game!

Linux.com has reviewed version 6.10 ( http://www.linux.com/feature/119775 ) stating that it "Blows away it's FPS competition" and with good reason!

Version 6.10 features seven, brand new, sizzling maps, new duel mode for 1v1 action, netcode and security improvements, signifigant renderer optimizations and enhancements, and an all new scaled GUI.  However, the big story with version 6.10 besides the stunning new content, are the major changes in gameplay.  New features such as spawn protection, faster weapon respawns, a new health and ammo system, have been augmented by a brand new weapon - the frightening Violator!  The weapons themselves are now more balanced and responsive, with features that now allow for additional trick jumping techniques.  On the client side, input is now perfectly smooth, and the scaled HUD and fonts make for a more polished looking product, and best of all, the implementation of http dowloading of custom content via CURL means no more long waits to join servers while downloading new levels!

To download the game, and for videos, screenshots, and more information regarding this exciting new release of Alien Arena, please visit http://red.planetarena.org

DeathDude

Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:38 AM

Hey Irritant thanks for letting us know about the new release, I am so looking forward to seeing the new version in action. ;)

I will so be downloading this on October 12th.  ;)

Irritant

Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:35 PM

Hi guys, as promised I will keep you up to date with the status of the new release:

The new version will be 6.10, and is to be released on Friday October 12

So much has been done, I really can't list everything here, so instead here is a video showing some new maps and a new weapon -

http://www.geevee.co...iewvideo&v=6231

Cheers ;)

Juni Ori

Posted 14 August 2007 - 03:53 PM

I don't like much shoot'em'up fps's, but I tried this long ago and I think it is very well done and I couldn't find anything to really complain, except the genre.

Review the complete topic (launches new window)