COR Entertainment announces the release of
Alien Arena 2008
, their freeware OpenSource first-person shooter follow-up.
The Windows and Linux editions are available now, while the Mac OS X version is
due in about a week. Word is:
This game is the followup to the critically
acclaimed Alien Arena 2007, and features nearly all new game media, gameplay
improvements, and a client that has been signifigantly upgraded for improved
visual effects as well as major optimizations that greatly improve the fluidity
Alien Arena 2008 also offers a change to it's overall theme, moving towards a
slightler darker, more serious tone, while still retaining a good bit of it's
retro style, creating an interesting marriage between classic and modern sci-fi.
This resulted in completely new player models, many new weapon models and
textures, and seventeen, yes, seventeen new levels! The transformation is
nothing short of remarkable.
There are major improvements in weapon effects, per-pixel lighting, texture
resolution, and resource usage, as well as the addition of a cross platform
server browser, FUSE. Weapons have been tweaked for better balance, and movement
has been enhanced with the addition of dodging abilities. Alien Arena 2008 will
run on Windows and Linux, and the OSX/Mac port will be released in one week.