Hello, everyone! It’s been some time since the last update, but we are still very much alive and active on working towards our next release. The main reason behind the delay is that we didn’t want to produce another version that would be viewed as “yet another” alpha release by the public, since coding infrastructure … Continue reading Are you ready?
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Alpha 49: a bright future!
Welcome to our March release! The March release is our anniversary release, with our very first alpha having been made public on February 29th, 2012. We’ve certainly made a lot of progress since then, and it shows! Four years of constant monthly releases have brought us to this point, and we’re closer to beta than … Continue reading Alpha 49: a bright future!
New year, new release! Alpha 47!
Happy new year! It’s our first release for 2016, and we have some nice new content for you. On the engine side of things we’ve added in Breakpad support, which is a built-in crash reporting system. It is currently available for Windows, Linux, and NaCl, with Mac support to come in the near future. This … Continue reading New year, new release! Alpha 47!
Alpha 46: happy holidays!
Here’s our December release! We’re kicking off the holiday season with a new model, a map update, our new updater, and more of the usual code changes. First off, on the art side we’ve got the new flamethrower model in, as well as the latest release of our map Forlorn. The flamethrower replaces the placeholder … Continue reading Alpha 46: happy holidays!
Alpha 45: getting colorful!
Hello, and welcome to our latest alpha release! This release has focused more on the engine, with porting things from C to C++, cleaning up outdated or unused code, and implementing some new infrastructure. Some bugs have also been fixed. To start off, mouse handling was improved: the cursor will never be locked if in_nograb … Continue reading Alpha 45: getting colorful!
Unvanquished 44: Gameplay Update
Welcome to the 44th alpha release! For this one, we’ve focused on the game code. The primary focus this month has been on gameplay modifications by Norfenstein that we have been testing at each of our Sunday development games. Some of these modifications are quite drastic indeed! We are taking a very experimental approach to … Continue reading Unvanquished 44: Gameplay Update
Alpha 42: the magic number
Hello, and welcome to our August release! This month, we’re featuring a major milestone for our engine, a new default map, and a number of bug fixes and infrastructure work. First off, we’ve worked with members of the Xonotic team to decouple our game code from our engine code, meaning that the Daemon engine can … Continue reading Alpha 42: the magic number
Unvanquished Alpha 41!
Welcome to the latest Unvanquished monthly alpha release! In this release, we have a new model, more coding infrastructure work, and an updated map editor package. Our new model is for the leech, which replaces the old hovel placeholder that we were using. Now that the leech is in, we have only one model left … Continue reading Unvanquished Alpha 41!
Alpha 40: the big four-oh
Do you believe it? We’ve hit 40 alpha releases! That’s a lot of monthly alpha releases. Fortunately for us, we’re not that far from the long-awaited beta. We’ve already hit our map quota, we’re almost done with models, and our coding projects are approaching fruition. It wouldn’t be a long shot to say that we … Continue reading Alpha 40: the big four-oh
Alpha 38: building forward
Spring is in the air, warm winds are blowing in, and a new release of Unvanquished has arrived. What’s new in this release? Plenty! For our renderer, we now have auto-softening for all sprites, so that all particles now take advantage of the soft particle feature without having to explicitly call it. In addition to further … Continue reading Alpha 38: building forward