Orxonox 0.1.0 Alpha
Orxonox tries to be the hottest 3D action shooter ever to exist.
Orxonox is an open source game. It's a mix between a spacecraft shooter and a first person shooter. It plays in a post apocalyptic world, where humanity struggles to survive under the threat of extermination by the Noxons, an evil alien species. We started this project in May 2004 and since then we have written our own game engine and created game content for the first levels.
Orxonox is partly developed by students of the ETH Zürich.
The year is 2102. The universe is still expanding, stars and galaxies adorn the skies of the planets all over the universe. Supernovas send their exploding flashes through the infinite wideness. Black holes suck in beams of light and the sun of the solar system is still shining down on Earth and Mars. But it's not like nothing has changed... read more?
Even though this is not usual anymore today, we started this project by programming our own game engine. We did this because we wanted to understand how games work. After a first working version of Orxonox we changed route and switched to Ogre to enable Orxonox to thrive from the knowledge of a big open source development community.
Orxonox is an open source project that started in February 2004. At the moment we are about 20 active developers mainly from the ETH Zurich and other Swiss universities. Our goal is to create a funny and exciting 3D action game. In fact Orxonox shall become the most furious 3D action game the open source game community has ever seen!