The English used in this article may not be easy for everybody to understand. (December 2011)
Screen capture of XPilot NG running under fvwm on Linux
|Platform(s)||Unix-like, Windows, Mac OS, iOS|
|Genre(s)||Multiplayer online game, Multidirectional shooter|
Development[change | change source]
XPilot was created in 1991 by Bjørn Stabell and Ken Ronny Schouten, students in computer science at the Tromsø university (Norway), as a multiplayer game similar to Thrust. They received a lot of patches and feedback when they released the first public version. The game has been improved a lot by players from all the world and has many contributors. Originally only available on UNIX, it was ported on the Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. It has been forked and new versions appeared: XPilot 5 and XPilot NG (Next Generation).
In 2009 a version was released for iPhone and iTouch. Several projects are currently in progress: a Java version of XPilot, an optimisate version for the Blood's Music map and a project to improve the artificial intelligence.
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to XPilot.|
- Official page of the original XPilot
- Page of XPilot 5 and XPilot NT
- Page of XPilot NG
- XPilot iPhone
- Java XPilot Client