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Alien Arena 2009 Brings New Gaming Improvements

Michael Larabel

Published on 23 June 2009
Written by Michael Larabel
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When it comes to the game content, there are seven new maps, two new player characters, new scoreboards, and a new heads-up display. The seven new maps include dm-deimos2k9, dm-warmachine2k9, ctf-frost2k9, dm-invasion, aoa-frost2k9, dm-chasmatic2k9, and dm-command2k9.


Some of the other improvements in Alien Arena 2009 include a realistic Sun object, a Quake 4 style explosion shockwave effect, a type option for vegetation shaders, better culling of grass, and added smoke to explosions.


In total there are 63 changes making up Alien Arena 2009. More information on this free software game is available from the project's web-site. With these new graphics in Alien Arena it is now joining the likes of Sauerbraten, XreaL, and Nexuiz with raising the bar for graphics quality in open-source games.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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