Alien Arena 2011 Released

Alien Arena is a free online first person shooter which was first introduced in 2004. It was based on based on source code released by id Software. Since its release Alien Arena has been downloaded more than 1 million times. It is one of the few games with good graphics which runs natively on Linux.

Alien Arena 2011 is the latest version of the game and was released yesterday. Alien Arena 2011 has a number of new features which includes ragdoll physics using the Open Dynamics physics engine, GNU AutoTools for installation on Linux/Unix/MaxOS and a number of bugfixes from the previous versions.

Here is the official trailer of Alien Arena 2011:

[click here if you cannot see the embedded video]

Alien Arena 2011 is available for Windows and Linux. You can get a list of download mirrors here. For Linux, only the source is available right now. So, you have to compile it yourself.

How To Install Alien Arena 2011 In Ubuntu

To install Alien Arena 2011 from source, first download the source from the link above and extract it. Then open the Terminal and navigate into the extracted directory. Now execute the commands given below:

$ sudo apt-get build-dep alien-arena
$ ./configure --prefix=/usr
$ make
$ sudo make install

To run the game, press ALT+F2 and enter crx.

If you are uncomfortable with compiling from source, you can wait for PlayDeb to make the .deb file available.

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Ricky Laishram

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