Unvanquished (video game)
Screenshot of Alpha 35
|Initial release||February 29, 2012|
0.51.1 / December 9, 2018
|Operating system||Linux, MacOS, Microsoft Windows|
|Platform||daemon (game engine)|
|Type||Multiplayer video game, first-person shooter, real-time strategy game|
|License||GNU GPLv3, CC BY-SA 2.5|
Unvanquished is a free and open-source video game. It is multiplayer team-based, first-person shooter and real-time strategy game. A new alpha version is released on the first Sunday of every month.
Players fight in an alien or human team with respective melee and conventional ballistic weaponry. The aim of the game is to destroy the enemy team and the structures that keep them alive, as well as ensure one's own team's bases and expansions are maintained. Players earn resources for themselves and their team via aggression.
Commenting on gameplay, Lifewire noted: "One particularly fun aspect of Unvanquished is that as insects, players can crawl on the walls and ceilings, adding a new, though perhaps somewhat disorienting, take on game physics".
Unvanquished traces its game-play lineage from Tremulous, which is an open source game that has had over 3.3 million downloads. The current gameplay and game resources are under the CC BY-SA 2.5 Creative Commons license whilst the daemon engine is under the GPLv3.
Michael Larabel from Phoronix.com praised Unvanquished's graphics in July 2012, while it was still in alpha state. Lifewire praised the insect mechanic as an interesting twist and the ease of modding (referring to the level editor). Softpedia reviewed the game in version 0.49 in March 2016 and gave 3.5 stars.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Unvanquished.|
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- Dave Rankin. "5 Open Source First-Person Shooter Video Games". Retrieved 2020-02-03.
- "Sourceforge download statistics for Tremulous". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- "Unvanquished COPYING file". Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- Marius Nestor (3 August 2015). "Unvanquished FPS Game Gets Tremulous' Vega Map, Plans on Leaving SourceForge". softpedia.
- Michael Larrabel (2012-07-01). "Unvanquished: A Very Promising Open-Source Game". Phoronix. First Phoronix article on Unvanquished. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
- Alexandru Dulcianu (2016-03-14). "Unvanquished Review". softpedia.
- "Statistics". SourceForge. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-06.