Tremulous: The best free software game ever?

July 17th, 2006 by Marv

An article has been posted on NewsForge discussing Tremulous, an open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS.As ample of the article is posted below:

Linux and open source software lag behind the proprietary market in the number and quality of available video games, especially in the realm of first-person shooters (FPS), a genre dominated by the likes of Doom, Quake, Unreal, Half-Life, and Halo. Here, Linux is an afterthought, if not ignored completely. Tremulous, a mixture of FPS and RTS (real-time strategy) written by Tim Angus, is an exception to that rule.

11 Responses to “Tremulous: The best free software game ever?”

  1. jsheedy Says:

    I must say I am addicted to this game, a lot of fun as long as the lag is not too bad.


  2. Anonymous Says:

    It just needs improvements for the people that only avail a 3Dfx graphics adapter. After all, the Quake3 engine is used and that makes for quick and efficient entertainment.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Really rocks. Has a great community. And team-awareness… ahhhh.. this is not a game like
    – “Hey! come with me”
    – “no!” (or something worse)

    This game just works .. you see smaller aliens preparing a trap, you just join them. Camping? – part of the tactic. Camping human can be overridden by alien horde :P. Camping alien.. well by flamer :P

    This is just great – if i’m bleeding i look for other aliens (together we will live little longer)

    And hey.. it runs on linux, it’s GPL. it will be better :P :>

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Great game… I discovered it thanks to the Newsforge article and I’ve been playing it since. It takes a bit of getting into, because I was used to Q3… and the RTS elements need to be learned.

    But hey… play as a team, and it’s fantastic. Shame about the occasional saboteurs that show up, but still.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I was impressed for this type of graphical support in it’s first beta release. Very efficient use of the engine.
    Subtle shading would be nice but I haven’t cehcked it out since first release.

    I really think Open Souce games are the future as they allow for the gamer to really optimize. Less complaints are better.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    A very good game … now if only the people playing the game were as good as the game itself it would be the best open-source game ever.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Still can understand how to play…

    a Tutorial would be awesome

  8. Anonymous Says:

    I cant see a thing. I upped the brightness to max in game and on my monitor.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    That is so subjective it aint funny. You have to do a poll, at least, to do this topic justice.I can think of many open/free-sourced games that I want to play more than anything-fps-like-shooter-rpg:ish or not. (Counting Oblivion in that category).

  10. Marv Says:

    enuf said

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Havent played as a face hugger in a game since AvP! heh, ok, so they aint face huggers, and with the addition of the RTS element (which has a steep learning curve, but remember folks, this is an Open Source game), theres even a lot of added game play too, but if you liked the AvP series, check this out.

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