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Alien Swarm from Valve [FREE GAME]

PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:20 pm
by Arbor plena simia
http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/16/new-valve-game-announced-alien-swarm/
Wow, here’s a Friday surprise. Valve just announced that it’s releasing a full version of Alien Swarm, a co-operative shooter based on an old Unreal Tournament 2004 mod, next week. And it’s free.

The cooperative, third-person alien shooting game will be available next Monday. According to the Steam product page, Valve hired members from the modding community (not unlike what it did with Portal) and set them to work on making the game in the Source engine. The mod was as hard as a drill-sergeant’s hug, so expect a nasty, life-draining bug hunt through a ravaged colony, leveling your grunt with your friends. Alien Swarm will also support most of Valve’s middleware: Steam Cloud, matchmaking, statistics-tracking and 64 Steam achievements.


Not really much to add other than go, go, go; free game on Monday.

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:20 am
by Sonic
http://store.steampowered.com/app/630/

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Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.

Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes. Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet's surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility.

Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine.

* Tactical, 4 player co-op action game with a top-down perspective
* Complete game code and mod tools
* Unlock persistent items by gaining levels
* Over 40 weapons and equipment with countless loadout configurations
* 4 unique classes and 8 unique characters
* Matchmaking, Steam Cloud, Steam Stats
* 64 achievements
* Tile-based map generation tool
* Powered by Source and Steam


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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:24 am
by Seven.
This looks totally awesome!

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:25 am
by LuckyNV
Looks fantastic \o/

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:35 am
by Frying Dutchman
Sweet! have to try this out with friends!!!

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:09 am
by UK_sniper
just me or did the boss type monster at 0:35 look like this guy from hl1:

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Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:14 am
by Frying Dutchman
"If you don't like you can kiss my big alien nutsack"
The Gonarch.

:)

Anyway, I'm downloading this on Monday, anyone else interested in teaming up with me?

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:05 am
by UK_sniper
hell yerp

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:09 am
by Sausage Down!
Seven. wrote:This looks totally awesome!

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:31 am
by Sonic
Frying Dutchman wrote:"If you don't like you can kiss my big alien nutsack"
The Gonarch.

:)

Anyway, I'm downloading this on Monday, anyone else interested in teaming up with me?



me and seven, i already talked to him

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:37 am
by UK_sniper
cool looks like we got a forsome going on...


giggity

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:07 pm
by RK9 Destiny Pulse
*yawn* no thanks.

I'm sorry but this is simply boring. Zombie shooters bore me and this to me is a zombie shooter replaced with aliens. Which is a small step above zombies but still really boring.

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:48 pm
by Seven.
Be there monday! What time guys? I'm available all day.

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:51 pm
by Sonic
Seven. wrote:Be there monday! What time guys? I'm available all day.



same, i am available all day

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:55 pm
by Frying Dutchman
Same, Unless life is plotting against me I will be offline :P

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:42 pm
by LuckyNV
working, be available to play after 9pm BST :cry:

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:29 pm
by Dr Phibes
This looks like a blast, can't wait *sends psychic waves of love to Valve*

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:04 pm
by Nish
Someone wants to team up with me on monday? :D

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:51 am
by LuckyNV
you know what, there isn't going to be much of a Monday left when its unlocked, so I'll be playing when everyone else will be :P :P

unlocks in 1 day and 10 hours

8pm BST?

Re: Alien Swarm from Valve

PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:06 am
by Nish
LuckyNV wrote:
8pm BST?


yup