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Unvanquished, The Open Source FPS & Strategy Game Has A New Release

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Unvanquished alpha 35 was released recently, so for fans of open source games this is pretty good news. It's one of the most interesting looking open source games around.

It features new buildings, map updates, new models, in addition to plenty of bug fixes as well.

See their full blog post here. They also have a new site, ooo shiny!

What do you think to the game in its current state? Is it enjoyable, or has it still got some ways to go? Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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oldrocker99 12 Jan, 2015
Not the biggest FPS fan in the world, but this does look nice. Besides, you can compile it yourself. They give complete instructions for all distros, too.
Nanobang 12 Jan, 2015
The Unvanquished site seems frustratingly devoid of information that's useful to this potential player. Their descriptions of an "alien team" and a "human team" make it sound like a multiplayer game, but that's never specifically stated. Their "About" page (https://www.unvanquished.net/?page_id=336) mentions it's a "strategy shooter," and the home page linked above mentions it has "RTS elements," but, again, what form these elements take, or how they function within the game is never specifically stated and left entirely up to the reader's imagination.

From its description, Unvanquished seems not too different from Natural Selection 2, which is available for Linux from Steam, except that the former is FOSS and the latter costs money. Free or not, I simply can't tell enough about Unvanquished to know whether I'm even interested in it, let alone whether it's worth the effort of downloading and installing.
JayBeee 12 Jan, 2015
Quoting: PicoboomThe Unvanquished site seems frustratingly devoid of information that's useful to this potential player. Their descriptions of an "alien team" and a "human team" make it sound like a multiplayer game, but that's never specifically stated. Their "About" page (https://www.unvanquished.net/?page_id=336) mentions it's a "strategy shooter," and the home page linked above mentions it has "RTS elements," but, again, what form these elements take, or how they function within the game is never specifically stated and left entirely up to the reader's imagination.

From its description, Unvanquished seems not too different from Natural Selection 2, which is available for Linux from Steam, except that the former is FOSS and the latter costs money. Free or not, I simply can't tell enough about Unvanquished to know whether I'm even interested in it, let alone whether it's worth the effort of downloading and installing.

Yeah, it pretty much is Natural Selection, as FOSS. Not that much fun, IMHO.
loggfreak 12 Jan, 2015
it's basically the spiritual successor to tremulous (and also based on it i think?)
had some fun playing it, though i haven't been able to play it for long, since their servers are pretty much dead
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