The developers of Unvanquished, a free, open-source first-person shooter combining real-time strategy elements with a futuristic and sci-fi setting, have just released the tenth Alpha version.
The game development progresses slowly and a beta version is a long way off, but progress means things are moving in the right direction nonetheless.
So far, Unvanquished offers an interesting concept. You can play either with the technologically advanced humans or with the highly adaptable aliens.
You will have to construct and maintain a base with various structures, or group up with your teammates to take on the other team.
Interestingly enough, the game is also compatible with the Quake 3 file format and the modification tools allow for extensive customization and changing its setting.
Highlights of Unvanquished Alpha 10:
• The Yocto map has been added. It's set in what can best be described as an abandoned underwater base;
• Parpax has received an update and major graphical updates will be implemented in the following releases;
• The human animations have been improved and new ones have been improved;
• The humans now have a new glow map, and both the human and trapper models have new spec maps;
• A VoIP menu was finally added, with the necessary settings. This should make it easier to use voice chat during clan games and special events;
• Experimental support for the x32 ABI architecture has been added. This means that in the future users on x86-64 (64-bit) systems will be able to take full advantage of their hardware;
• There are new server variables implemented, aiding in server-side scripting, g_mapRestarted and layout;
• The lighting on models has been fixed and tweaks to the VBOs have resulted on performance improvements on the GL3 renderer.
More details about this amazingly-looking game can be found on the official website.
Download Unvanquished Alpha 10 right now from Softpedia.