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Arena Earth

created and published by sysTim in 1990, running on Atari ST
type: shooter
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player
other: Shareware

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Personal review
I loved this game too, Tim. One of the best shareware games ever released at the time - far better than many commercial games available for the ST. I'm surprised there haven't been any commercial takeoffs on this title in the past 20 or so years.
(sunspot) - # 2007-06-17 13:46:39
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This was the FIRST real-time multi player game I ever played. Before DOOM, before Falcon, there was Arena Earth. It used the 'cell' based pseudo 3D system familiar from games like Dungeon Master, Viper, etc. Basically, you and a buddy on the other end of a modem ran around a jungle setting traps and duking it out.
It was hilariously fun. Great game!
Bren - # 2006
Glad to hear people enjoyed my game! I had lost the source code many years ago, but found the game online recently again. Brings back lots of memories!
Tim Basham - # 2006
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Arena Earth (Atari ST)
Arena Earth (Atari ST)
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