Free co-op top down shooter from Valve?!

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by sandineyes, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. sandineyes

    sandineyes Rookie

    May 14, 2008
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    I feel ashamed that I haven't heard of this already, but apparently Valve is releasing a new shooter similar to what I assume Alien Breed is like (never played that game). It will have 4 player co-op, all the steam goodies that exist nowadays, and best of all it claims to be completely free, highly mod-able, and is coming out in like 3 days! Have you guys heard of this?

    From the steam page:

    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

    I suck at forums so excuse the lack of quote box and link.
  2. De-Ting

    De-Ting Rookie

    Nov 11, 2006
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    Have free, will play.
  3. Daddio

    Daddio Regular

    Nov 6, 2008
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    I tried it out, pretty cool for a F2P game.

    daddio06 is my steam name if anyone wants to add me!
  4. TheDiesel

    TheDiesel Rookie

    May 4, 2009
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    Mucho fun.

    Mucho buggy.
  5. Kijan

    Kijan Rookie

    Aug 30, 2008
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    Was that intended to be a pun, or is it really full of glitches? :p

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