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Alien Arena: Mercury edition promo kit.
06-12-2012, 05:19 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-08-2013, 03:31 AM by Max.)
Post: #1
Alien Arena: Mercury edition promo kit.
Guys, here is what the official promotion press release will be. Use this as you see fit to generate interest in the upcoming release of the game.

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Alien Arena: Mercury Edition has been released!

After months upon months of work, the newest version of Alien Arena has been unleashed with a number of new features, graphical enhancements, and a much faster rendering game engine.

Some of the new features for this release include:
  • Major improvements in map rendering speed
  • HD lightmaps
  • IQM mesh animation now handled in GPU for major performance gains
  • Particle rendering optimizations
  • Fixed issues with ATI and shaders
  • Soft shadowmapping for vegetation and players
  • Cubemapping on mesh and map surfaces
  • New glass and water effects
  • Weapon switching has been made significantly faster
  • TCA now best two out of three
  • Various player models received poly increases for smoothness
  • New armor models

Alien Arena is a freeware deathmatch game that has been around for some time, and steadily evolved into what we feel is a leader among a crowded fps field. With its smooth gameplay, balanced weapons, and rich, immersive arenas, the game is an artistically cohesive tour de force in the genre. Alien Arena is free to download, free to play, and the code is open sourced.

Mercury Edition screenshots:

[Image: aatactical1_s.jpg] [Image: warrior1_s.jpg]
[Image: newwater_s.jpg] [Image: spiders1_s.jpg]
[Image: bspcube_s.jpg] [Image: violator2_m.jpg]

Trailer:

Direct link - http://red.planetarena.org/files/trailer2k12.wmv





For more information about Alien Arena and to download the game visit http://red.planetarena.org

Changelog - http://red.planetarena.org/aachangelogs/7.65.txt

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[b]A[/b]lien Arena: Mercury Edition has been released!

After months upon months of work, the newest version of Alien Arena has been unleashed with a number of new features, graphical enhancements, and a much faster rendering game engine.

Some of the new features for this release include:

[list][*]Major improvements in map rendering speed
[*]HD lightmaps
[*]IQM mesh animation now handled in GPU for major performance gains
[*]Particle rendering optimizations
[*]Fixed issues with ATI and shaders
[*]Soft shadowmapping for vegetation and players
[*]Cubemapping on mesh and map surfaces
[*]New glass and water effects
[*]Weapon switching has been made significantly faster[*]TCA now best two out of three[*]Various player models received poly increases for smoothness[*]New armor models
[/list]

Alien Arena is a freeware deathmatch game that has been around for some time, and steadily evolved into what we feel is a leader among a crowded fps field. With its smooth gameplay, balanced weapons, and rich, immersive arenas, the game is an artistically cohesive tour de force in the genre. Alien Arena is free to download, free to play, and the code is open sourced.

Mercury Edition screenshots:

[url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/aatactical1.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/aatactical1_s.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/warrior1.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/warrior1_s.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/newwater.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/newwater_s.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/spiders1.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/spiders1_s.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/bspcube.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/bspcube_s.jpg[/img][/url] [url=http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/violator2.jpg][img]http://red.planetarena.org/mediathumbs/violator2_m.jpg[/img][/url]

Trailer:

Direct link - http://red.planetarena.org/files/trailer2k12.wmv

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlNVWIsq6dk[/video]

For more information about Alien Arena and to download the game visit [url]http://red.planetarena.org[/url]

Changelog - http://red.planetarena.org/aachangelogs/7.65.txt
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07-04-2012, 12:11 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-04-2012, 01:17 AM by DeathRay.)
Post: #2
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Official Reloaded edition promo kit is ready - don't use until the bat signal is given Smile

Thanks Bonfire for some ideas for this.

I feel the magnamity of this release is well highlighted without going overboard or being too verbose. I also feel that those six screenshots and video display a good amount of the new content and rendering features.
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07-06-2012, 12:05 PM,
Post: #3
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Ok, it's out!

Let's start the machine!
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07-06-2012, 12:11 PM,
Post: #4
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
(07-06-2012, 12:05 PM)Irritant Wrote: Ok, it's out!

Let's start the machine!

Thumbs up!
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07-06-2012, 05:37 PM,
Post: #5
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Thanks for posting on the FB page Ewax.

Now is the time for very heavy promotion, I've been hitting up a lot of forums today, I hope others do the same, especially German, Swedish and other Euro sites that are heavy on gaming. I'm doing as much as I can for English speaking sites, but I definitely need some help.
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07-06-2012, 07:26 PM,
Post: #6
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
The FB page cares about the current news of aa, and the release should be mentioned Big Grin and I've made the Chip Online Team (a huge software and gaming site in germany) attentive to the new version!
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07-06-2012, 09:41 PM,
Post: #7
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Thanks, let me know when Chip has it mirrored, and I will add them to our mirror list.
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07-06-2012, 10:34 PM,
Post: #8
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Posted to Google+, and a post will hopefully be coming soon on the Make Magazine blog (the blog editor is already okay with me posting on the topic, he just has to okay my post.)
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07-07-2012, 01:14 AM,
Post: #9
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Good work guys.

So far the reactions I've seen have been positive, including the new website Big Grin

In fact, other than Phoronix's odd comment at the end of their news post about Unvanquished, nothing really negative at all to report. Of course it's still way early, I suspect the downloads, and therefore opinions, will increase over the weekend.

We still have much work to do to get the word out.
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07-07-2012, 01:17 AM,
Post: #10
RE: Alien Arena: Reloaded edition promo kit.
Phoronix always does that. The idea is to encourage as many visits to as many Phoronix articles as possible, maximizing ad revinue. It's how Michael earns a living.
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