OpenArena is a free open source software FPS game based on Quake 3
Released: 19 August 2005
Version: 0.8.8 (February 2012)
License: The OA Team
Developer : DeveloperName
OpenArena is a free and open-source first-person shooter (FPS) computer game based heavily on the Quake III Arena-style deathmatch. TheOpenArena project was established on August 19, 2005, the day after the id Tech 3 GPL source code was released.
OpenArena’s gameplay attempts to follow Quake III Arena: score frags to win the game using a balanced set of weapons each designed for different situations, with just minor changes to the rules enabled by default (like awarding a character forpushing another one to his death).
Each match happens in an “arena”: a map where players try to kill each other; some arenas are designed for Capture the flag and similar gametypes, so are built with two bases (usually identical, apart from the colors), for the two teams.
The Quake III style of play is very fast and requires skill to be played successfully online. It’s an arcade-style gameplay which allows to quickly move through maps thanks to bouncepads, accelerator pads, teleporters and advanced techniques such as strafe jumping and rocket jumping. Some arenas include traps.
The game can be played online (against other human players) or offline (against computer-controlled characters known as bots). “Singleplayer” mode allows to play a pre-defined series of deatchmatches, unlocking a new “tier” of four maps after completing the previous one, or to create custom matches in any gametype through the “skirmish” mode. The current supported gametypes are as follows:
- Free for All
- Team Deathmatch
- Capture the Flag
- One Flag Capture
- CTF Elimination
- Last Man Standing
- Double Domination
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: Pentium II 233 MHz / AMD K6-2 300MHz
Memory: 64 MB of RAM
Graphics: OpenGL video card with 16MB VRAM
Hard Drive: 300MB of free space