Today: Glamour, or how to hide irony about gender stereotypes very well…

Or something like that… because as much as I think FOSS games should cater to the other ermm… 2nd out of three(?) gender, I am not sure if this is meant ironic or not (description of the game Glamour):You are Maddeline, a young princess just turne…

Assorted news #1024

*hrmmpf*New FreeOrion 0.43 release.Unvanquished Alpha 18.Some news from the standalone idTech4 Hexen remake.Open-source reimplementation of Caesar3 engine picked up again.OpenMW 0.25.0 released.New Ya3dag 1.42 release.Files of the Open(GameArt)Bundle r…

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.

DevCorner: Underapprechiated game engines

In my never ending search for a FOSS game engine that is usable for game modding with out having to reinvent the wheel (nor requiring to be a C++ code master) & having decent tools for content creation (because I am spoiled and think that is a mini…

Some nice screenshots…

So it seems like it is up to me again to keep this blog alive ;)Not too much to report though… therefore I present you Red Vs Blue Unvanquished edition:Well at least that could be fun… anyways, as they explain in their last two weekly updates (1,2)…

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…

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…