Saturday, November 28, 2009

Smokin' Guns - Cowboy First-person shooter Game for Linux.

Initially developed as Western Quake 3, Smokin' Guns  is the game for you if you ever feel nostalgic of the Old West. Smokin' Guns, an open source, cross platform first-person shooter is intended to be a semi-realistic simulation of the "Old West's" great atmosphere and was developed on Id Software's Quake III Arena Engine. It boasts of the following features
  • A full arsenal of weapons with historically correct design.
  • A variety of western styled maps and player models.
  • A realistic damage system with different locations (head, chest, neck, etc) and height-dependent falling damage.
  • New western styled game types for more fun: Bank Robbery and Duel Modes.
  • A money system allowing for equipment purchase with money from rewards.
  • Easy to use graphical user interface and HUD.
  • Other small improvements for better gameplay and enhanced fun.
As the name says, the goal of this mission types is to rob a bank and bring the money back to a secure point. To do so each player of the attacking team is equipped with two sticks of dynamite in order to blow up the safe. Robbing the bank isn't going to be easy because the whole second team is defending the bank and will try to prevent the other team from getting in. While a robbery might prove to be more difficult, it will also be much more profitable than just killing off the defending team. Once the attacking team wins a round the roles are reversed, meaning the team that defended the bank before will have to rob it.

The Duel Mode:
This is where you can reenact the classical Wild West showdown. In this mode, the only weapons you can buy are pistols. The duel maps are actually large levels divided into several parts, and up to 16 players per map are supported. Separate duels can be performed simultaneously in different parts of the map.

Health and Damage:
How much damage you take depends on which part of your body is hit. If you get hit in the head you're likely to die at once, but if you get hit in the leg you'll probably survive. The most vulnerable part of your body that you must protect at all cost is your head. There is no way to restore your health in Smokin' Guns. Once you get hit, the damage remains until your next life. When you are taking damage you will have trouble moving at normal speed. It's a touch of realism since being shot in real life would definitely not go unnoticed.

There are four different categories of weapons in Smokin' Guns: pistols, rifles, shotguns, and special weapons. You can only carry two pistols, and one heavy weapon (rifle, shotgun, or Gatling gun) at the same time.
Smokin' Guns is available for download for all Linux, Windows and Mac.

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