In association with heise online

27 June 2011, 16:37

Bungie open sources the complete Marathon Mac FPS franchise

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • submit to slashdot
  • StumbleUpon
  • submit to reddit

Bungie Logo To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Bungie, the American game developer now famous for its Halo franchise, has announced that it will release the source code for Marathon Infinity, the third game in its Marathon Trilogy. The company says that the move is something it "should have done a long time ago (but didn't because our legal counsel 'forgot')". This means that the entire Marathon franchise will now be available as open source.

The Marathon Trilogy is a science fiction series of first person shooter (FPS) games that were originally released for Macintosh. The series included Marathon (1994), Marathon 2: Durandal (1995) and Marathon Infinity (1996). Just before it was acquired by Microsoft in 2000, Bungie open sourced the Marathon 2 engine.

The Marathon Trilogy, including manuals, is available to download from the fan site. The developers say that a link to the source code for Marathon Infinity will be made available "soon". Hosted on, Aleph One is an open source continuation of Marathon; it is available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux and released under the GPL.


Print Version | Send by email | Permalink:

  • July's Community Calendar

The H Open

The H Security

The H Developer

The H Internet Toolkit