The Sky of Verdun 3D – dogfight in HTML5

Came across this seemingly fun little game over here, too bad I don’t have a Occulus Rift (yet):Check their page for the Win32 and browser server/client download.This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Unvanquished summer tournament

Given the often quite small online communities around FOSS games, one has to become creative on how to keep players and attract new ones. Regular tournaments are one of those good ideas, albeit one that is a lot of work organizing.
One of the games that is still struggling to attract a stable player base is Unvanquished, even though the game is based on Tremulous and thus quite well developed game-play wise.

Don’t hide from the Aliens

However for those complaining about it being the “same old” just with fancy graphics, they have implemented an all new resource and base building system, which will be also used in the tournament! To quote them:

Your tactics may need to change to compensate for this, but you can always test out the new gameplay on our development server beforehand, as well as by attending and observing our weekly development games on Saturdays. An explanation of the differences between our gameplay and the classic Tremulous variety will be explained in a helpful guide that we will provide to you shortly. Most notably, camping is no longer a desirable tactic, and map control is the new focus.

They said “no more camping” !”§$%&/!!!

So where can you learn more about this tournament? Well follow the previous link ;) The event will begin in the middle of July, with the first matches held on the weekend of Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21st.But if you manage to pass those rounds, you will have to plan for some matches on the following weekend too.
Registration starts on the 1st of July and you will need at least 3 other people on your team. I would naturally suggest a FreeGamer team, however due to my current bad internet connection, it is sadly not possible for me to join. But I hope some of the matches will be recored so that we can cover them here on the blog too :)

This post was retrieved from freegamer.blogspot.com.

Xonotic 0.7 released

After an agonizingly long wait, I am happy to report that a new official release of the premier FOSS arena FPS Xonotic is available to the masses.Here is a nice (but slightly older) game-play video for those not having played Xonotic yet:Changes are qu…

Hedgewars 0.9.19 released

Everyone’s favorite clone of worm-warfare, Hedgewars recently got a rather big new release as one of the developers pointed out to us by email.One of the new level themes for Hedgewars 0.9.19The changes are quite extensive, so instead of failing to sum…

WIP “OpenFlashpoint”

Here is another post about a project I found in the far ends of the internet (“here be dragons”), but which seems really promising never the less.But first of all a disclamer by the original creator:The screenshots you are about to see are not yet an e…

Various voxel engine ramblings

I have outed myself previously as not a big Minecraft fan, so take everything in this post with a grain of salt (as I obviously don’t really understand that genre).Anyways… recently this sub-reddit for open-source games was pointed out in our forums,…

Ancient Beast: HTML5 Hexagonal RTS’ First Release

Ancient Beast is a FOSS game project that has been in development by Freezing Moon for a couple of years, tantalizing everyone with top notch concept art and 3D models. After a rather large restructuring in game scope, where they changed from atte…

All Maps of Bos Wars 2.6.1+ (svn r10193)

I filled a recent craving for playing a sci-fi real time strategy game by re-discovering Bos Wars and playing every single player map.image: Bos’ level of art, many screenshots indicate a much lower quality.The game runs on low-spec computers and can b…

0 A.D. and Megaglest updates

Some assorted news from the FOSS RTS thematic area.First of all, Megagest saw another somewhat bigger release (3.7.x), and someone also made a nice cinematic for them:Sadly no news on the planned graphical update, as the merger with GAE seems on hold, …

Engine reimplementation day!

This is a guest post by user Hythlodaeus, discussing GPLed video game engine reimplementations, and presenting several projects related to the topic.I thought I should take some time to discuss in detail one form of project that has been sometimes feat…

Aleona’s Tales (Stratagus game)

Small retro-style quick news today, so that you don’t hear the crickets here on FreeGamer:There is a new game available for the FOSS classic engine Stratagus (read up on the history of it here). It is called Aleona’s Tales:Looks very familiar, right? Y…

Major Unvanquished update (Alpha 8)

UPDATE: Here is a nice video of the (Note: Alpha) gameplay:Yesterday (following their monthly release cycle) a new alpha from Unvanqished was released. For those with bad short term memory: Unvanquished is trying to revitalize the RTS/FPS hybrid Tremul…

Shorts: FreeOrion 0.4.1 and Xonotic Vehicle Gameplay

FreeOrionimage: Moving a fleet around in FreeOrionvideo: FreeOrion testplay (best viewed at 720p HD)FreeOrion 0.4.1 has been released a month ago. There still is no manual ship combat mode and there is a certain sluggishness regarding GUI responsivenes…

Shorts: LambdaCube + StuntCarRacer, Naval Warfare, 0 A.D. Alpha 11

video: StuntCarRacer/LambdaCube 3D demoStuntCarRacer (last release 2006) got re-born as a demo for LambdaCube 3D, a Haskell-based rendering engine.video: Naval Warfare TestNaval Warfare is a game in progress being made at Universidade de Brasília…

Intergalactic news (new Red Eclipse version)

Somewhat related to the previous blog post (don’t forget to vote to give a VR kit to the Cube2 developers), I can bring you the news that you can now download a new release (1.3 Galactic Edition) of Red Eclipse. By the words of the developers this is m…

Unvanquished development news

I have to apologize for the recent lack in FG updates, but at least *I* have a good excuse as first my Internet broke down, and now I am preparing to relocate to another continent (extra points for guessing which in the comments ;) ).Anyways… it seem…