New App: Armagetron Advanced Portable (3d lightcycle game) Released

Gord Caswell's picture
Submitted by Gord Caswell on January 12, 2011 - 11:17pm

logoArmagetron Advanced Portable has been released. Armagetron is a multiplayer game in 3d that attempts to emulate and expand on the lightcycle sequence from the movie Tron. It's an old school arcade game slung into the 21st century.. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


ScreenshotHighlights include a customizable playing arena, HUD, unique graphics, and AI bots. For the more advanced player there are new game modes and a wide variety of physics settings to tweak as well. The default player 1 keys are Z for left, X for right and V for brake. Controls are configured in the Player Setup menu.

Learn more about Armagetron Advanced... Installer / Format

Armagetron Advanced Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Armagetron Advanced Portable is available for immediate download from the Armagetron Advanced Portable homepage. Get it today!

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John T. Haller's picture

Thanks for your work on this, Gord. And welcome to the dev team Smile

I updated the format and launcher to the current version for the stable release and fixed an issue with the working directory.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

John T. Haller's picture

Great minds, eh? If you got any apps you are updating, just post a note to the main topic that you're working on it. That way we don't select it for faster release.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

This is a pretty good simple game. I first ran across this probably 5 or 6 years ago, maybe longer ago than that. My kids like playing it here and there.

nascent's picture

I used to play this a couple of years back, fantastic game. I always wanted this to be portable, but never expected it.