June 18, 2011

Turtle Arena (working title)

Turtle Arena (working title) is a free and open source cross-platform third-person action game using a modified version of the ioquake3 engine.

Turtle Arena is currently focused on multiplayer (with multiple
game modes) and can be played with human players over a network,
splitscreen, or with AI players. In the future there will also be a
single player / cooperative reach the end of the level mode with AI

Turtle Arena 0.5.0 Features

  • Four player splitscreen.
  • Network multiplayer.
  • 7 Playable Gametypes;
    • Single Player / cooperative platform mode (work in progress).
    • Free for All (Deathmatch).
    • Dual, one vs. one dual.
    • Team Deathmatch.
    • Capture the Flag (CTF), take the other team’s flag back to your base.
    • One Flag CTF, take the center flag to the other team’s base.
    • Overload, attack the other team’s base.
  • Five playable characters.
  • Melee and projectile weapons.
  • Shurikens, pick up projectile weapons that are usable regardless of currently held weapon.
  • Player AI bots enable playing alone.
  • Modification support, create your own levels, characters, weapons, and more.
  • Free and open source, you can see how it works and with programming knowledge create a whole new game.
  • Content licensed under the Creative Commons (CC-BY-SA-3.0) that you can improve, reuse, and use to create your own game.
  • Music created by zero-project.
  • Aspect-correct widescreen support.

Future Plans

  • New title for the game.
  • New (somewhat original) characters, replacing the current Ninja Turtle players.
  • Story and intro for the game.
  • Single player / cooperative platform mode;
    • Enemies.
    • Savegames.
  • More Playable Characters.
  • More Multiplayer Levels.
  • More Gametypes;
    • Last Man Standing.
    • King of the Hill.
  • Destroyable and interactive objects for scenery.

Master Server

The Turtle Arena master server (modified dpmaster) is currently down, but will hopefully be back early July. It was (and will be again) hosted by MasterSplinter of SplinterTown.org (SplinterTown.org QuakeExpo booth).
Turtle Arena allows game server to be hosted while playing in the client (instead of just dedicated server), allowing for easy setup for a quick game. dpmaster has been modified to allow 2 second server delisting (instead of up to 15 minutes), so clients can switch from hosting a public server to private one.


Turtle Arena is available for download for Windows and Linux, here.

The developer would appreciate feedback, thanks.


Turtle Arena Website
Turtle Arena Screenshots
Turtle Arena Development Project Page
Turtle Arena Blog

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