Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it's very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with "mutators", changing how the game is played.
Red Eclipse 1.4 "Elara Edition" has been released a few days ago and comes with improvements to the gameplay, weapons and more:
- Vanity items and improved colours: dress up and frag with style;
- Visible legs in first person: know where you are kicking and parkouring;
- Enabled multi-coop (one human team and multiple bot teams);
- Added gauntlet mode (one team tries to run to the other side of a map, other team tries to hinder, switches at half-time);
- Heads fly off when doing a headshot;
- New and revamped maps: bringing you even more variety;
- Better viewing: level flythroughs, improved third and first person cameras;
- Better menus and other HUD elements: easier to see and read at a glance;
- New weapon: Mines add a new dimension to the existing gameplay;
- New mode: attack and defend in Gauntlet, competing for the most laps;
- Automatic demo recording: for those times you just have to watch it again;
- User Accounts: donate or contribute, and wear the in-game supporter badge;
- Improved weapon balance and gameplay rules, bugs fixed, and much more;
See THIS page for a complete changelog.
Below you can watch a video demoing an older Red Eclipse version:
(direct video link)
Thanks to its "mutators", map editor and of course, its gameplay, Red Eclipse is very fun to play with your friends or with the growing online community.
Download Red Eclipse
Red Eclipse is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X and it can be downloaded via Desura or from SourceForge.
Arch Linux users can install Red Eclipse from AUR.
If you've downloaded the tar.bz2 archive in Linux, extract it then run "redeclipse.sh".
Thanks to Jonathan De Nil for the tip!