Get Your Shooting On with Alien Arena 2011 for Windows and Linux
Article by George Norman
On 21 Dec 2010
Let me start off by asking you a very simple question: how do you like to spend your free time? Do you like to, I don’t know, watch Bleach episodes online? Do you like to go out for a drink with your friends? Do you like to go see a movie with your significant other? If you answered “Yes” to all those questions, then by all means, go do them.

But if your answer went more like “I like to play shoot’em up games on my computer”, then you need to know that Alien Arena 2011 (version 7.50) has been released. This free online first person shooter (FPS) can be played on the Microsoft-developed Windows operating system or on the open-source Linux operating system.

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If you are not familiar with Alien Arena, here’s the lowdown. First introduced to the public back in October 2004, it is a freeware online deathmatch game. Proof that it is a properly good game are the facts that it has been downloaded more than 1 million, the fact that after reviewing the game Linux.com called it one of the best free FPS games you could play, and the fact that it was featured on the covers of numerous magazines, including PC Gamer.

“The goal of Alien Arena was to create the perfect marriage between Quake and Unreal Tournament, between retro sci-fi and futuristic tech, and between casual gamer and advanced expert, and wrap it up in a package with quality that could rival that of commercial games. Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive,” says part of the game’s description. You can find the full description here.

If you are already familiar with the game, here are the main new features in version 7.50:
  • Ragdoll physics using the Open Dynamics physics engine.
  • Revamped in-game IRC client.
  • GNU AutoTools for Linux/Unix/MacOS installation.
  • True Type Font support.
  • Two brand new maps, one revamped map.
  • New music by renowned musician Paul Joyce.
  • Bugfixes, tweaks, and much more!

If you would like to learn more about Alien Arena, please click here.
If you would like to get the game, please click here.




Tags: Alien Arena 2011, COR Entertainment, First person shooter, FPS, Game, Windows, Linux, Deathmatch
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