Sauerbraten – An Open Source First Person Shooter

Sauerbraten is a cross-platform, first-person shooter (FPS) that runs on Windows, Linux variants, FreeBSD and Mac OS X. It uses OpenGL and SDL and features single-player and multiplayer game play and contains an in-game level editor. The game engine is free and open source software, under the Zlib License, with commercial support available from the developer’s own business counterpart, Dot3 Labs.

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The game currently has single player and multiplayer modes. Multiplayer functionality is possible with LAN, Local, and Internet play, which gets its server listings from a master server.

Online offers deathmatch, last man standing, ”Capture”, Quake-style Capture the Flag, also instagib versions of some of the game modes as well as online cooperative map editing, which is one of Sauerbraten’s most interesting and popular features.

There are also single player modes featuring both episodic gameplay and also deathmatch on multiplayer maps with AI bots instead of human opponents over the internet. Overall, this game is worth a download.

Here is a screenshot of Sauerbraten:

sauerbraten open source first person shooter  screenshot

System requirements:

Minimum system requirements

  • Pentium 3 733 MHz
  • 128MB RAM
  • 32MB GeForce 2 MX
  • 56K Dial-up for online play

Recommended system requirements

  • Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
  • 512MB RAM
  • 128MB GeForce 6600
  • 256K ADSL for online play

For best gaming experience

  • Pentium 4 3.0 GHz or better
  • 1024MB RAM or more
  • 256MB GeForce 6800 or better
  • 512K ADSL for online play or faster

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February 3, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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