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Alien Arena is a standalone that combines a sci-fi atmosphere with the tournament style deathmatch of Q3A and UT2k4. With major graphical features such as GLSL per-pixel lighting, ragdoll physics, light blooms, real time lights and soft shadows, Alien Arena brings a level of beauty and immersion not generally seen in deathmatch. The game also includes mutators, adjustable effects, bot skill settings, and fully configurable deathmatch, team deathmatch, CTF, All Out Assault, Team Core Assault, Cattle Prod, and Deathball games.

Martian invaders. Dm-Chasmatic remake! Martian Warrior Extermination, room of carnage.

The game features original artwork, with with a dark sinister atmosphere combined with an off-the-wall campiness, and trippy, techno type music. There are currently over 60 maps, loaded with weapons(each having an alternate firing mode) and powerups.

Alien Arena has fast, smooth gameplay, and players can play online against one another or against the bots, which feature multiple skill levels, and will rocket jump, strafe jump, and taunt you mercilessly.

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Way back in early 2008, Alien Arena received a major graphical overhaul, updating all of the player characters and many other items. Generation 2 served us for six years, slowly evolving over time as changes in the rendering engine came, to take advantage of new features. Well, six years is a long time, and the decision has been made to move to Generation 3, starting with the player characters all receiving updates. In some cases, the entire mesh has been reconstructed, in others portions have been redone, or enhanced. Skins will all be redone either completely or whatever portions are needed to bring the standards and consistency to current levels. Some weapon models will also receive either updates or be completely new, with only a few remaining unchanged, as some of them were more recently constructed, and others updated already(can you believe the blaster mesh has hung around since 2006?). Powerups were all very recently updated so those will remain as is for sure.

As of this writing, four of the nine characters have been completed. Here are some images of the updated versions of the Martian Warrior, Commander, and Slashbot. For "before" images you can peruse the images here on Indiedb.com or the official website.

The Generation 3 Martians are coming...
Slashbot Generation 3Generation 3 Commander

Polycounts have are roughly 50-90% higher, and the UV layouts have been optimized to allow for more detailed, sharper texturing. Performance in normal gameplay should be completely unaffected due to the rendering changes made over the past year. Our tests in very extreme scenarios(i.e, filling a room up with fifteen Martians clumped together) showed only a small decrease in framerates on a variety of platforms. As you can see the look of the game is evolving, while Generation 1 was quite campy and silly, Generation 2 took the game to a darker, more sinister look. Generation 3 is furthering that trend, moving it towards a more "horrifying" visual...the stuff nightmares are made of! Just wait until you see the new Overlord model...

The other change that will occur is that a number of levels will be receiving updates. We are currently working on a new terrain rendering system, that is in it's early stages, and working very well thus far. Some levels will be receiving terrain bits where appropriate, and some other updates. As in the past, we may cull out some levels that are dated and just not worthy of continuing to be part of the base game. It's also possible that some game types such as Deathball and Cattleprod may be relegated to the archives, as they never proved popular at all and maintaining them and their levels will dilute our efforts to push the game forward.

The tactical version of the game is also proceeding as planned, and we are busy working on content and other gameplay enhancements that will be discussed in further news updates. We expect all of this to be released some time this Spring, which will include the full demo of Alien Arena: Tactical.

Generation 3 is coming...

Alien Arena tournament @ Winter DreamHack!

Alien Arena tournament @ Winter DreamHack!

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Win Intel SSD's at Winter DreamHack in an Alien Arena Deathmatch Tournament!

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha, and Combat Edition released!

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha, and Combat Edition released!

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Alien Arena: Combat Edition has been released! Combat Edition now includes the brand new Alpha Demo of Alien Arena: Tactical, a completely new mode of...

Alien Arena: Tactical - Alpha due out soon!

Alien Arena: Tactical - Alpha due out soon!

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Alien Arena: Tactical - a new game based off of Alien Arena that creates a hybrid of tactical shooters and fast-paced FPS games is due out in a couple...

Alien Arena: Mercury Edition released!

Alien Arena: Mercury Edition released!

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Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has been released! After months upon months of work, the newest version of Alien Arena has been unleashed with a number of...

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Alien Arena:Tactical Demo Alpha for Linux/Unix/OSX

Alien Arena:Tactical Demo Alpha for Linux/Unix/OSX

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This is an alpha of the Alien Arena: Tactical Demo. Alien Arena: Tactical is an offshoot of Alien Arena that is a class-based teamplay game that pits...

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha for Windows

Alien Arena: Tactical Demo Alpha for Windows

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This is an alpha of the Alien Arena: Tactical Demo. Alien Arena: Tactical is an offshoot of Alien Arena that is a class-based teamplay game that pits...

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Linux/Unix

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Linux/Unix

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Alien Arena is a freeware online deathmatch game with fast and furious action for Windows and Linux! The game runs on the CRX engine, and features modern...

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Windows

Alien Arena: Combat Edition for Windows

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Alien Arena is a freeware online deathmatch game with fast and furious action for Windows and Linux! The game runs on the CRX engine, and features modern...

Alien Arena Accessory Pack

Alien Arena Accessory Pack

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A collection of numerous third party maps, models and textures created for Alien Arena.

Q3dm17 "The Longest Yard" remake for Alien Arena

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A very faithful remake of the classic Q3DM17 "The Longest Yard" for Alien Arena 2007.

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HappyLarry129
HappyLarry129

Is there going to be a download for Mac?

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SillySina
SillySina

Awesome update! I love the direction the art is going.

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Maggy_
Maggy_

So any solutions for my problem? Is the game going to be updated? For me game is dead.

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

For now, play with GLSL disabled. At the moment, it seems this is a driver bug, but we haven't solved it yet.

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Maggy_
Maggy_

Graphics are ****** up when playing with glsl shaders enabled. I have trasparent walls and floor, player models twitching and glitchy.
Does anyone have fix for this issue?

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

Without any information about your system specs and drivers, nobody is going to be able to help...can't read minds :)

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Maggy_
Maggy_

Win 8 64 bit
8 gb of ram
intel celeron 1000m
intel hd graphics, driver version 9.17.10.3223
As you can see it is laptop, lenovo b590.
For some odd reason, this laptop supports directx 11 and opengl 4.0.

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Maggy_
Maggy_

And i found some info about this issue in alien arena forums, in bug reports section where guy had same problem (transparent walls and floor)

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Irritant_new Creator
Irritant_new

Yeah this is a likely driver bug, we are looking into it.

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Maggy_
Maggy_

Waiting for the fix.

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