Alien Arena 7.52 Brings Significant Game Updates
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 14 October 2011 at 08:30 AM EDT. 14 Comments
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For those not preoccupied by the Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle games or Unigine OilRush, the open-source Alien Arena 7.52 game has been released just in time for the weekend.

According to John Diamond, the principal developer of this open-source first person shooter, the major changes in Alien Arena 7.52 include:

- Many new models and textures
- Four exciting new levels
- Vegetation shadowmapping
- Account system for stats
- Improved stats algorithms
- Various improved effects
- Decoupled renderer from client frame code
- Variety of bug fixes and code cleansing
- Changes to the bot code and anti-camp
- New Insta-Rockets game mode
- Mouse input code cleaned up
- IQM Version 2 support

"Version 7.52 boasts a host of updated and new content, as well as a new stats account system, renderer updates/improvements/bugfixes, and a new game mode, Insta-Rockets. Four brand new levels have been introduced, as well as a new violator model, updated player skins with glow effects, all new powerup models(including the new megahealth!), and updates to a variety of other skins and textures." There's also the complete change-log for those interested.

Alien Arena 7.52 can be downloaded for Linux and other operating systems from the project's Icculus.org site.
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