Some may have missed it: several very nice quake engine based games had a major release during the last couple of weeks. These games are like World of Padman real free to play indie games, started as small projects, are in development for years now and open source for sure. All of them are available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and for sure they are worth a showcase!

WarsowSmokin' Guns

07/30/2012 - Warsow recently got a release in version 1.0. It's the first release outside the beta stage and its engine is an improved mix of id-Tech 2 and 3 source code. It is a completely free and fast-paced first-person shooter which is focused on speed and movement. Since a couple of releases it has changed to a futuristic cyberpunk theme in a more cartoonish style without hard graphical violence. It's a game for competitive e-sports and casual play.[/quote]

06/08/2012 - Our friends from Smokin' Guns released version 1.1 of their standalone first person shooter, based on the Quake 3 Arena modification Western Quake³. This Total Conversion is powered by the ioQuake3 engine and after a couple of beta versions and release candidates the first major release after more then 3 years. Game types and maps are inspired mostly from western styled movies and try to recreate the great atmosphere of those. It's full of new features, content and fun so give it a try.

Alien ArenaUFO: AI

05/07/2012 - COR Entertainment released version 7.60 of their fast-paced first-person shooter Alien Arena: Reloaded Edition. This major release contains a lot of new content and features like new gameplay elements, weaponry, characters and more renderer/client improvements. It is powered by the CRX gaming engine which had it's origin in the id-Tech 2 engine but received very signifigant upgrades in recent releases. Somehow I have the feeling that one of our Killerducks got involved in the development of the new spider weapon.

04/25/2012 - The UFO: Alien Invasion development team released version 2.4 of their game. It brings a dozen of new maps, speed improvements behind the scenes, new particle, sound, smoke and incendiary effects. UFO: AI is a tactical squad shooter and earth survival strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games and based on a heavily modified id-Tech 2 engine.