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First-Person Shooters [Review]

May 31, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hendrik Weimer)

"First-person shooters (FPS) are probably the most controversial games that exist. For some they represent the essence of video gaming, others despise the ubiquitous violence or simply find them extremely boring. Nevertheless, the genre has played an important role in computer gaming history. Therefore it is logical that quite a few open source FPS games have been created.

"In some cases one has to differentiate between the game engine and the actual game content (graphics, maps, sounds). Several engines of the Doom and Quake series have been put under the GPL by id Software, and they continue to be the building basis on top which many of today's open source shooters are built..."

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