Free Linux FPS Alien Arena boosted to 7.56

Looking for a free game to play this weekend? Saving your pennies for the Big Names coming out in the next couple of months? Like a bit of old-school shooting? If the answer’s yes to any of those questions, then you may like to take a look at Alien Arena.

[img_big]center,7276,2011-10-13/normalmap.jpg,Alien Arena v7.56[/img_big]

After a lengthy development period, the FTP-FPS has just been upgraded to version 7.52 for both Windows PC and Linux, and we think it’s been worth the wait.

Included in this update:

  • Many new models and textures
  • Four exciting new levels
  • Vegetation shadowmapping
  • Account system for stats
  • Improved stats algorithms
  • Various improved effects
  • Decoupled renderer from client frame code
  • Variety of bug fixes and code cleansing
  • Changes to the bot code and anti-camp

We’ve also got a bunch of new screenshots for the game, which is looking better than ever.

[img_three]7276,2011-10-13/grinder2.jpg,2011-10-13/purg_big.jpg,2011-10-13/ppixelmartian_m.jpg,Click to enlarge[/img_three]

The developers have been working on this one for years now, and their dedication’s paying off. Alien Arena now features balanced weapons, smooth graphics, immersive arenas and deathmatch gameplay making it stand out in the overcrowded FPS field.

And if all that wasn’t cool enough, the game’s about to be featured in not one, but two upcoming horror movies. Keep an eye out for The Association, and a little after that, Zombex, which puts Alien Arena alongside Malcolm McDowell and Corey Feldman.

By our calculations, that means that if you play Alien Arena (on either Windows PC or Linux, they’re not picky), you’re at least one degree closer to Kevin Bacon. That is, if you needed another reason.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Facebook Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Stumbleupon Tumblr N4G Twitter