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Do you like old school deathmatch with modern features but none of the frills that have ruined the raw purity of the genre? How about rich, colorful, arcadelike atmospheres? How about...retro Sci Fi? Then you're going to love what Alien Arena has in store for you! This game combines some of the very best aspects of classic deathmatch, and wraps them up with a retro alien theme, while adding tons of original ideas to make the game quite unique. Alien Arena is a furious frag fest with arenas ranging from the small, to the massive. With game modes such as Capture The Flag and Tactical, there are terrific team-based experiences to be had as well as 1v1 duels, free-for-all, and dozens of mutators to alter the game play to your liking. The community is friendly, as well as prolific. Dozens of maps, models, and various accessories have been created by community members to add on to the game experience.

Post news RSS Version 7.52 of Alien Arena is coming soon!

It's been six months since 7.51 was released, but we have not been sitting around! 7.52 is nearly finished and ready for some good fragtastic fun...

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When we released 7.51 in March(which was a minor release itself), we had originally targeted June as the release date for 7.52, but you know the old saying, sometimes things happen, and sometimes it's worth waiting for good things.

As many of you know, much of the content in Alien Arena was replaced back in 2008, with a shift from the pure funky retro style, to a modern take on that, with a more dark and sinister feel. Most maps, nearly all weapons, and all player models were replaced. However there were still a few remnants lying about, and we set out to replace the remaining stragglers. This go-round, all of the powerups have new models. We also decided to revamp another map, this time, Dm-Zorn. In fact, the revamp was so extensive, that it's essentially a brand new level!

Speaking of brand new levels...there are three of those. Dm-goregrinder is an insanely fast-paced, furious map that works well for both duel and FFA matches. It's Psycho-Arcade feel really fits in with the overall theme of the game. Dm-Impact is a mid-sized urban level, with stunning levels of detail, and spectacular lighting effects. Ctf-Violator is a wild, complex map that should really get our largest segment of the fanbase excited. Check out some pics of Goregrinder and Impact!

Sudden Impact lighting Sudden Impact 3
Goregrinder Goregrinder

The lighting effects have been improved in 7.52, as vegetation now casts shadows in realtime. We've also added a new account system, decoupled the renderer from client frame code, cleaned up the input codebase, improved anti-camp and bot code, improved some weapon effects, and of course fixed a number of bugs.

Speaking of the new account system, what this means is that stats are now protected from spoofing, and well, speaking of stats, the stats system has been revamped as well.

7.52 should be released within the month, we are hoping to see it around mid-September, perhaps a little sooner if everything tests and goes right over the next couple of weeks.


Keep up the great work!
Finally switched from mac to windows so i've been playing a bit.

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Could've sworn they had a Mac version. Guess it's just Linux and Windows.

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It can be compiled for Mac, we just don't supply the pre-compiled binaries. However, there are glitches running under MacOS that are being ironed out.

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it hasnt been released and its october

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