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A New Alien Arena Linux Game Is Coming Soon

Gaming

Published on 01 August 2013 04:58 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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To be released soon is the Alien Arena 7.66 game update, but more interesting than this small update that just provides minor optimizations and an overhauled menu system, is the introduction of a new Alien Arena game. Alien Arena: Tactical is the new CRX-powered open-source game.

Alien Arena: Tactical is still powered by the CRX engine, a heavily modified open-source code-base of early id Software engine code. Max of the Alien Arena project wrote in a media email to Phoronix, "Alien Arena 7.66 is going to be released in the next couple of weeks. This is a comparatively minor update-- besides some minor optimizations, the biggest change is a painfully overdue overhaul of our menu system (see attached screenshots.) The real news is that, accompanying this release, we are also releasing the alpha test of Alien Arena: Tactical. It uses the same game engine as Alien Arena, but it is a very different game. It is, of course, open source, and will remain open source forever, but the full version will be a commercial release."

Those curious about the upcoming Alien Arena: Tactical game can visit Desura.com for details or the Alien Arena Forums.

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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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