Red Eclipse is a free and open source game single and multi-player FPS game which is the continuation of the now-terminated Blood Frontier project.
The game is based on the Cube 2 Sauerbraten engine and takes advantage of the features like a 6-direction height field world model, real-time map editing, light-maps, shader-based lighting effects, integrated physics support, and a particle engine.
Here is a Red Eclipse video:
Install Red Eclipse in Ubuntu
Red Eclipse is currently downloadable through SVN but Giovanni has created a PPA for Ubuntu Maverick so it's now very easy to install (the PPA holds a very recent SVN build) - just open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:itachi-sama-amaterasu/redeclipse-client sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install redeclipse
The game has almost 1GB so it will take a while to download it, but it is worth it!
If you're not using Ubuntu Maverick, you can try to install the Maverick .deb files:
- 32bit: redeclipse redeclipse-server redeclipse-data
- 64bit: redeclipse redeclipse-server redeclipse-data
Or build the game from SVN (not tested!):
svn co https://redeclipse.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/redeclipse redeclipse sudo apt-get install build-essential libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev cd redeclipse/src && make clean && make install && cd .. && ./redeclipse.sh
Update: the original Red Eclipse repository was updated with the latest Red Eclipse from SVN and includes packages for both Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 so you can use that too if you want (you can check and see which of the two has newer packages): https://launchpad.net/~arand/+archive/redeclipse.
Thanks to Giovanni @ Lffl for the PPA!