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Alien Arena 2009 Released, Brings Improved Graphics

Gaming

Published on 19 June 2009 09:17 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Alien Arena 2009, which is the successor to Alien Arena 2008, has been released. We previously talked about the graphics improvements that were coming and now they have arrived.

The key features in Alien Arena 2009 include GLSL per-pixel lighting on all surfaces, OpenAL 1.1 support, Ogg Vorbis support, GLSL post-process frame-buffer effects, new scoreboards, a new HUD, stereo music files, light volumes, a voice taunt system, and doppler sound effects. When it comes to the game content, there are seven new maps and two new player characters. The complete change-log for Alien Arena 2009 is available here.

Alien Arena 2009 can be downloaded from PlanetArena.org. Next week we will have up more information and screenshots from this open-source game.

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