New FOSS shooter (Xonotic) rises from ashes after Nexuiz sellout
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"We would like to formally announce the arrival of
Xonotic – A free (GPL), fast-paced first-person shooter that
works on Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Xonotic is a direct
successor of the Nexuiz Project.
"Xonotic came about in the wake of recent troublesome changes to
the Nexuiz project, changes that have left many of the core
contributors and community members feeling that the project has
been mishandled. As a result, we felt the need to organize a
departure to start with a clean slate.
"Xonotic will place focus on the things we love about Nexuiz,
and extend our goals to become the game that many thought Nexuiz
should have been.
"While technically being a direct successor of Nexuiz, the
Xonotic project is a rethink of the Nexuiz project that recognizes
the community around it as its principal driving force and will
restructure itself to respect that. This means that there will
never be a single person with total control over the project. In
addition to the stronger focus on the community, Xonotic will also
pursue a clearer agenda including the following:"