I'm having difficulty installing a game. I have recently moved from Win7 to Linux mint 13 maya. The game I want to install is Alien Arena. Now, I am very new to Linux, only having made the OS change about two days ago. I am still very much learning the basics and trying to wrap my head around the changes in system functions. I would like to install this game but have not the slightest clue on how to do so. I am not very versed with the terminal and have next to no idea about how it works. I'm hoping someone could help me install this game, after which I'm praying i have a better understanding of how Linux works.
P.S. I did, first, find the game on Linux's 'Software Manager' but after a few failed attemps at installing it, it merely shows up on the menu but will not start/execute. The reviews do mention that the makers are working on this and that it should be downloaded from one of the provided links. After downloading the full game and unpacking it from the compressed folder it came in, I am now sitting clueless as to how to actually install it as Linux bares almost no resemblence to Windows which I had a better understanding of.
I hope, and will be very appreciative if, someone can help me farely soon, thanks.