Annihilate the other tanks to earn money, then spend it on bigger and better shields and weapons to wipe out the opposition.
Features a wide array of weapons, AI players, destructible landscape, weather, parachutes, teleports and a wide range of other features.
Runs on any platform Allegro runs on, including Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
See the Screenshots and the Weapons, Devices and Shields in the latest version.
If you have suggestions or there's anything you would like to see implemented you can discuss it on the forums.
If you do find a bug, please Report it, we can't fix it if we don't know about it.
- 01/27/2014 - Atomic Tanks release 5.8
This new version of Atanks is a bug fix release. For the past year we have had reports
of Atanks crashing at random times or when changing settings in the Options screen. This
problem has been traced back to the way newer versions of the GNU compiler handle
optimizations. We have included a work around for this issue and squashed a few other
bugs in the process. No new features are available in 5.8, this is a bug-fix release only.
- 10/26/2012 - Atomic Tanks release 5.7
This new release features a new tank type, the Mini. This
little tank and its turrent have a small, classic look to them. This
version also includes a fix for the Option menu crash. Versions
of Atanks built with the GNU C++ compiler (version 4.7) would
crash when accessing the Options screen and this has been corrected.
There are some cases where menu items may show the incorrect text
for the option, but this happens rarely and we are working to fix
it for the next release, along with some new improvements.
- 09/18/2012 - Atomic Tanks release 5.6
A few minor problems were addressed in this release. A bug
which could cause Atanks to crash during network play was fixed,
licensing information was updated. The game should now compile
properly on Windows (and other platforms where pthreads is not
supported). A number of compiler warnings were cleaned up so the
game now builds cleanly using Clang 3.0.
One issue we have not been able to fix is a crash which
occurs while accessing the Options screen. For some reason
this only happens with copies of Atanks build on the Fedora Linux
distribution. We have confirmed Atanks does not build cleanly
on Fedora. This results in either an error during the build process or
corrupted memory when running Atanks. However, we are not sure
of the exact cause. Atanks continues
to build properly on every other Linux distribution we have
tested, FreeBSD and other platforms. If you get Atanks running
on Fedora, please let us know how so we can apply the fix for everyone.
Update: We believe the problem is the way in which some
variables are declared in Atanks and how the GNU C++ complier
(version 4.7) handles them. For now, the work around is to either
build Atanks with an older version of GCC (version 4.6 is known
to work) or use the Clang compiler. A proper fix for Atanks is
being tested at the moment and Atomic Tanks 5.7 will include
this fix to insure the game builds with the latest version of
the GNU C++ compiler. Special thanks to Jon, Neil, Fabian and
Ansgar for helping to track down the issue, patch it and run
- 05/17/2012 - Atomic Tanks release 5.5
A small bug has been found in the Atomic Tanks makefiles.
The bug was discovered and fixed by Ville. This is
the only update to Atanks in 5.5.
- 04/08/2012 - Atomic Tanks release 5.4
We have a minor update to Atomic Tanks to present. This
release, 5.4, updates the Portuguese language files and
corrects some out of date documentation in the Russian
README file. This release also applies a patch from the
Gentoo distribution which should correct a few build
issues. This is a bug-fix release and there are no new
game features in 5.4.
- 02/23/2012 - Atomic Tanks release 5.3
A new update is available for Atomic Tanks. This release,
version 5.3, is mostly a bug-fix release with some performance
improvements. A number of memory leaks have been fixed, some
un-needed variables were removed, some performance tuning was
done. Work has been done to make Atanks more thread safe than
it was before, which should make future development easier.
Almost all of this work was volunteered by Nathan Mills who sent
in many useful (and well documented) patches. Thank you, Nathan!
We are still looking for someone to take over development on
a more full-time basis. If you're interested in getting involved,
please e-mail me.
- 10/06/2011 - The forum:
Over the past few months the Atomic Tanks forum has been hit by an
increasing amount of spam. Since the forum is hardly ever used
anymore and since we're not getting hit by dozens of spam message
each day, the forum is being abondoned. We just don't have time to
keep up with the inflow of garbage anymore.
Should you wish to report a bug, send feedback, submit patches,
translations or ask for help, please do so by contacting
- 10/03/2011 - We have another minor update available. This
release, version 5.2, fixes a few issues with the make/build/install
process used by Atomic Tanks and improves the desktop icon on Linux
systems. Game play should not be affected by these changes, so if Atanks
is working fine for you, there isn't any need to upgrade to 5.2. This
is a release to help packagers.
- 06/30/2011 - There is now a minor update available which
improves upon the close butotn behaviour of the 5.0 release. The 5.1
version will now close faster (skipping any remaining rounds). The close
button should now also work properly if it is clicked during Demo Mode.
- 06/04/2011 - There is a new version of Atomic Tanks available for
download. This version, 5.0, is a minor bug fix release. The window's
close button didn't work on the buying or during rounds and that
has been fixed.
- 04/16/2011 - The new release of Atomic Tanks, version 4.9, is
ready for download. This is a minor update from 4.8 and the only major change
is the inclusion of a new Italian translation, provided by Roby Alice.
- 03/06/2011 - Atomic Tanks, version 4.8, is ready for download. This release fixes a few bugs. Specifically SDI lasers now fire in the correct direction, demo mode has been fixed and AI players can no longer buy weapons above their tech level.
You can read the details for this release and an announcement at the
Atanks is currently looking for a new maintainer. If you have experience with
C++ and would like to work on this very fun project, drop me a line at
- 09/05/2010 - The new version of Atomic Tanks, 4.7, is now ready
for download. This release is focused on fixing bugs and improving cross-platform
support, specifically for Maemo users and FreeBSD. You can read the details
- 08/23/2010 - Atomic Tanks recently got some love from the Puppy
Linux community. Dinosoep and Ttuuxxx put together Puppy packages (pets)
for Atomic Tanks and our supporting game library, Allegro. You can
grab these new pet packages from our download page. Thanks to Dinosoep
and Ttuuxxx for putting these together.
- 08/20/2010 - I am happy to report that Atomic Tanks has been
officially ported to FreeBSD. Users on FreeBSD (and it's children) can
access Atanks from the Ports collection.
- 07/18/2010 - Good news for Maemo users. If you have one of these
mobile devices, you will be able to play Atomic Tanks on the go! CtHx has
put together an install package for Atanks on the Maemo device. You can
grab a copy from our download page.
We have a more detailed announcement here:
- 05/31/2010 - It is my pleasure to announce a new release,
Atomic Tanks 4.6, is ready for download. This version brings Spanish
language support, fixes volly weapons and includes a lot of code clean-up.
Sound should now be fixed on Ubuntu and we've also moved to give OS X and
BSD better support. At the moment, this release includes the source
code and a PBI file for PC-BSD users. We will hopefully have a Windows
package up soon too.
You can read more details on this release over at
I would like to dedicate this release to Jason, the newest member of
our family. We're very happy to have him.
- 05/25/2010 - I am happy to announce that we are expanding support
for BSD users, including OS X. It's a work in progress, but I hope to have
better support the BSD family in the upcoming 4.6 version. Until then, we
have a token for PC-BSD users, a PBI package which should work on PC-BSD 8.
You can download and try the package
here. Please test it out and let us know what you
think on the forum.
- 04/09/2010 - Today we release Atomic Tanks 4.5. This new version
fixes a few bugs, but mostly focuses on networking. People running on
Linux (and compatible systems) will be able to set up and play network
games. The process is still a little crude, but we're getting there. Please
see our Readme file for details on setting up and connecting to network
games. You can read the detailed changes which went into this release
on our forum.
This release is dedicated to a very brave tank commander and special lady,
Lori Matthews. Wishing you all the best, Lori.
- 03/04/2010 - This note is to announce the availablity of Atomic Tanks version 4.4, which is now ready for download. There are just a few changes in
4.4 over the previous 4.3 release, all of them bug fixes. To learn
more about 4.4, please see the
release notes on our forum.
- 01/15/2010 - I am happy to annouce Atomic Tanks version 4.3. This is
mostly a bug fix release to make the game more stable. The title screen
has received a face lift too.
As usual, you can read the details on
- 12/02/2009 - This note is to announce the arrival of Atomic Tanks, version 4.2. This
release covers a number of bug fixes, some improved translations, new tank themes and
some network play. The network play is still very crude, but I'm hoping to improve upon
that in the near future.
In addition, I'd like to add that this release is dedicated to my brother, Mike. Happy
You can read the details about this release
on the forum.
- 11/10/2009 - The Windows version of Atomic Tanks 4.1 is now ready for download.
- 10/30/2009 - Mark O'Neil recently did a review on Portable Apps, a project which
supplies programs which can be run self-contained from a USB stick. In his review, he covers
Atomic Tanks, flatteringly calling it
"the best of the bunch" in the games section. Thanks Mark!
- 10/28/2009 - I am happy to announce that Atomic Tanks, version 4.1, is ready to download.
This release is focused on adding new weapons and making it easier to translate the game text.
We're also making progress on network play, but it's not ready yet.
You can read more here,
on the forum.
- 10/03/2009 - Version 4.0 of Atomic Tanks is now ready for download. This release
is focused on cleaning up existing bugs and increasing support for Russian and German translations.
It's advised that everyone upgrade to this version as it runs smoother and fixes a few bugs which
would causes the game to crash.
You can read more details about this version on our
- 09/05/2009 - Atomic Tanks was features on the Source Forge Community Blog. You can read
the entry here.
On another note, the Windows version of Atomic Tanks 3.9 is ready! You can grab a copy
from our Downloads page.
- 08/31/2009 - The release of Atomic Tanks 3.9 is upon us. There have been a lot
of changes for this version and I'll just cover a few of them here. Sounds and images have
been moved out of the data files and are now more accessible. Anyone can change the look
and sound of Atanks and share their changes with their friends.
Also, a new page has been added to this website. The Add-on section will host links
to music, sound effects, images and custom backgrounds that people want to share with
the rest of the Atanks community. Drop the project an e-mail if you have material
For a full list of changes, please see this post on the forum.
- 07/25/2009 - I am happy to annouce the release of Atomic Tanks, version 3.8! This
new stable release is focused on making the game run more efficently and fixing bugs. However,
we also have three new weapons for your fighting pleasure. You can read more about it
on our forum. This time around, we're also able to offer the source code
and a Windows build at the same time. Thanks to BillyBuerger for making this possible.
On another note, the project is looking for people who can help make Atomic Tanks even
better. Can you translate text into another language? Can you draw? How about convert
Linux code into the Windows equivalent? Do you have a music ear and have better sound
effects? Have an idea of how we can improve the website? If so, I'd like to hear from you. Please
- 06/27/2009 - Who wants a fresh helping of Atomic Tanks, with chunky new features?
I know I do! Well, a new Atomic Tanks, 3.7, is ready for download. You can read all about it
on the forum.
A note to everyone. This is the first version of Atomic Tanks in a long time which will be
offered to two different flavors, Stable and Experimental. Both have new features and,
we hope, you find both solid. However, Expeirmental carries more new features and ideas,
while the Stable branch tries to be more conservative. Enjoy!
Update: There is now a version of this release for Windows on the Dowloads page.
- 06/02/2009 - Today brings a new dawn, or at least a new release. Atomic Tanks,
version 3.6, is now ready for download. Our previous version, 3.5, added a lot of new and
interesting features and this release is focused on polishing and bug fixes. The only two new
features are some smoother menu navigation and Slovak language support. This release also
restores support for game settings for version of Atanks prior to 3.5. Please grab a
copy and let us know what you think on the forums.
- 03/20/2009 - Today brings the latest and greatest release of Atomic Tanks
Version 3.5 contains a whole lot of improvements, bug fixes and pushes to make the
game its most challenging and fun yet! At the moment we just have the source
code for download, but that should change shortly. Please grab a copy and
let us know what you think.
Update: A few bugs were found and fixed right after the release of
Atanks 3.5. These things happen sometimes, though we try our best to avoid them.
A new package, atanks-3.5-r1.tar.gz has been posted. If you downloaded the
original, please replace it with the 3.5-r1 package.
Another update: The Windows version of Atomic Tanks is now ready
- 09/28/2008 - Today I am glad to annouce the release of Atomic Tanks
version 3.2! This release comes with a wide variety of bug fixes and improvements.
Several volunteers have worked for the past two months to polish Atanks and I
think everyone will be happy with the result. You are encouraged to grab the latest version
from our download page, and post feedback on the forum.
- 07/28/2008 - I am happy to annouce the arrival of Atomic Tanks
3.1. This release clears up a number of bugs which were found in 3.0.
Specifically, some Windows bugs were corrected, issues with firing
chain missiles were fixed and the game should no longer crash when
trying to load games. Also, I'm glad to say we intorduced a new feature:
timed shots. Optionally, you can now decide how long each player gets
As usual, please see the forum for more details and report and
bugs or make suggestions there.
- 05/30/2008 - Here it is, Atomic Tanks version 3.0 is on its
way to the download servers. This release is mostly bug fixes, but some
serious improvements have been made. The game now has better fog, easier
game loading, an improved satellite and the AI is getting smarter. Vist
our download page to take a look at this new release. As usual,
please make any comments or bug reports on the form.
- 03/26/2008 - Today marks the release of Atanks version 2.9.
There are a lot of small improvements and bug fixes in this release, including
a new weapon and better targeting sytem. You can grab the latest release
from our download page, or read about it on the
- 02/17/2008 - I am happy to annouce the release of Atomic Tanks
version 2.8. This release brings a number of new changes, including
a new weapon, the MIRV; a new experimental targeting system; a optinional
weapons satellite that takes shots at the battle field; the AI will
now use items such as teleport; and it's now possible to play a game without
any dirt on the map. There were also a number of fixes introduced in this
release. You can read more about the changes to Atomic Tanks on
this forum post.
- 12/17/2007 - It was one year ago today
that I annouced new life coming into Atomic Tanks.
Since then, Atomic Tanks has gone through eight releases, fixing numberous bugs and adding
small features. Atomic Tanks has spread to be included in at least two new Linux distributions
and has been featured in gaming magazines. I call that a success. I am glad to annouce that
I am happy to continue working on Atomic Tanks and I hope that members of the community
will continue to aid in the development of this fun little game. I couldn't do this without
the hard work of artists, packagers, documentation writers and people offering up suggestions
and bug reports. Thank you all.
I would like to mark this occasion by releasing Atomic Tanks v2.7. At the moment, this is
just a source and .rpm release, but I hope a Windows version will soon follow. Please see
this forum post
for details of what's changed since the previous release.
Update: a package for Windows has now been released. You can grab
a copy from our download page.
- 11/08/2007 - Today brings the release of Atomic Tanks version 2.6! It's been
a while in the making, but we have some interesting features to share. The most
important ones are more Portuguese language support and the ability to save and
load games. You can get details from the
Atomic Tanks forum.
Please see our download page to grab this new release.
- 08/15/2007 - I am happy to annouce the arrival of Atomic Tanks version
2.5! This release brings a few new features, including bright, new colours;
teams and cartoony gravity. You can read more about the new stuff on
or visit our
download page to see it in action!
- 06/26/2007 - The 2.4 release of Atomic Tanks is finally here!
This new release fixes a number of bugs, adds a new wall type and also
includes some important changes which should help future development.
You can read the full annoucement
on the forum.
Thank you to everyone who contributed code, reported bugs and
made suggestions. I'm hoping the next release will add more
features and be less technical.
Update: The Windows package of Atomic Tanks is now ready for
- 04/07/2007 - A new release of Atomic Tanks is even now
on its way to the download mirrors! Atomic Tanks 2.3 is being released
in both source code and Windows versions. This new version includes some
minor cosmetic changes, some bug fixes and a new device. You can read the
on the forums.
- 03/15/2007 - We've made some website changes. A few things have been
moved, a few pages have been updated. The biggest change is that the Atomic Tanks website no
longer uses PHP. This is to make updates a little more simple and to avoid any
problems that result from this being the
month of PHP bugs. We expect the transition to
be smooth. However, if you spot a problem with our web pages, please send
- 03/09/2007 - Annoucing the release of Atomic Tanks 2.2!
There are some exciting new features in this release, a few new devices and
a handful of bug fixes. You can read the full annoucement here
on the forums. At this time, the release is source-only,
but a version for Windows is in the works. Many thanks to everyone who
helped out making this the best release of Atomic Tanks to date!
Update: The Windows version of Atomic Tanks is ready for download.
Please see the download page for the package. Many thanks to
Keilaron for providing this package.
- 02/24/2007 - I am happy to annouce Atomic Tanks 2.1
is now ready for download. You can grab a copy from
At this time, Atanks-2.1 is packages for Windows and plain source code.
This release has some new and interesting features, which I have
explained on the
Update: A review of Atomic Tanks has been posted on Victory Games.
The review is in Polish and I'm sorry to say I'm unable to read much
of it. However, for those of you who can read Polish, the review is
- 01/15/2007 - Keilaron has kindly supplied a Windows
binary of Atomic Tanks 2.0. Thank you, Keilaron. Anyone wishing to
run Atanks on Windows is encouraged to grab the self-extracting file
- 01/10/2007 - M, from the Debian team, found a rather
nasty bug in Atanks-2.0. To correct this, I have pulled the download
from this site. A fixed version (Atanks-2.0-final)
is now making its way to a Sourceforge
mirror near you. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- 01/09/2007 - The final release of Atomic Tanks 2.0 is here!
This release differs just slightly from the beta-2 release, adding some
minor tweaks and code fixes. Please
test and play!
Special thanks to the Debian team and everyone who contributed to this release.