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Mazzarins Demise
Profit Development and Research Association
Posted - 2010.07.19 03:04:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Mazzarins Demise on 19/07/2010 03:11:43
"Two years ago Valve hired the talented team behind the popular top down co-op mod Alien Swarm. Since then they have been busy working on the Left 4 Dead Series, and now Portal 2. However, we never forgot about Alien Swarm and the team has spent a lot of time bringing the game to Source in between their contributions to the other Valve projects.

On Monday, July 19th Alien Swarm is going to be released for free via Steam.

In addition to the game, Valve will also release the complete code base for Alien Swarm. This includes updates to the Source engine SDK and full Steamworks integration. If you've ever thought about developing a mod on the Source engine with Steamworks, this release provides more insight and examples for using Steamworks in game production."


Source

Gameplay video

For those who played the Unreal Tournament 2004 version of the mod, tomorrow is going to be a special day!

Did I mention that it's FREE?

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.07.19 05:00:00 - [2]
 

I get that! Very Happy

Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2010.07.19 05:15:00 - [3]
 

This is gonna make Team17, who are remaking Alien Breed (an ancient but very good game), very unhappy, especially as it is free.


Hatherley
Posted - 2010.07.19 09:45:00 - [4]
 

i liked the pong mini game in AB :( then my floppy disk broke :(((

Karma
Vortex Incorporated
Posted - 2010.07.19 12:02:00 - [5]
 

I've been playing the Shadowgrounds series of games, as well as the Alien and Zombie shooters.

this seems likely to beat all of those

but, Alien Breed. dang, that's a name I have not heard in a long time. long time.

seems like top-down shooters are getting some well needed love these days =^_^=

TimMc
Brutal Deliverance
Gypsy Band
Posted - 2010.07.19 14:03:00 - [6]
 

Looks like shadowgrounds. Might provide a few hours entertainment.

Isaac Apylon
Lobster Adoption Agency
Posted - 2010.07.19 18:09:00 - [7]
 

Looks like a blast, but it doesn't run on macs...ugh

Florio
Miniature Giant Space Hamsters
Posted - 2010.07.19 18:55:00 - [8]
 

Looks good fun. Thanks I'll give it a try.

Don't wish to butt in to your thread here, but is there any way of listing all free games within the Steam window?

Mazzarins Demise
Profit Development and Research Association
Posted - 2010.07.19 19:00:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Florio
Looks good fun. Thanks I'll give it a try.

Don't wish to butt in to your thread here, but is there any way of listing all free games within the Steam window?

I always wondered that myself. The best I could do was click on the "Games Under $5" list and sort it by price, so it shows the cheapest first. I couldn't find any free games though, aside from this one.

Cheapest game I could find was $2.99. Not including the DLC.

Gaius Weyland
Caldari
The Fiction Factory
Posted - 2010.07.19 19:28:00 - [10]
 

Looks like its worth a gander, especially as it's free!

Tara Moss
Posted - 2010.07.19 22:55:00 - [11]
 

Downloading Cool ...

Intense Thinker
Minmatar
Posted - 2010.07.19 22:59:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Isaac Apylon
Looks like a blast, but it doesn't run on macs...ugh


Of course not, it's free Laughing

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.07.19 23:38:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Culmen on 20/07/2010 00:02:05
Steam server too busy to handle your request Sad

EDIT
Downloading!Very Happy

Bodrul
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.07.19 23:54:00 - [14]
 

downloading :D
also if anyone wants feel free to add me (Play CS sometimes)

Names Bodrul



Winged Crime
Minmatar
The Blood Money Cartel
Posted - 2010.07.20 06:53:00 - [15]
 

One word:


AMAZING


This game has fun mechanics, amazing visuals and audio and so much fun to play. Everyone grab it now!

I was expecting less, but I got more!
I've spent money on games i've enjoyed significantly less. Get it!



Lia'Vael
Caldari
Migrant Fleet
Posted - 2010.07.20 09:38:00 - [16]
 

Almost done downloading, gonna be the best 24 hour downtime of WoW, ever in existence till the end of time.

Yup, time to not see daylight today.

You'wot
Posted - 2010.07.20 10:55:00 - [17]
 

This is quite awesome for a free game, very polished at a first glance for sure. Only just started trying it out but it's great fun so far. I'm really digging the revamp of some of the old game formulas (that we grew up with and loved) coming out the past few years from the smaller developers. I love the Shadowgrounds series and the new Alien Breed was great to see again, go Team17! ... and now this one, I'm in top down shooter heaven.Razz

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.07.20 11:22:00 - [18]
 

Very good for a free game Smile

0n 1
Posted - 2010.07.20 12:09:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Isaac Apylon
Looks like a blast, but it doesn't run on macs...ugh


Damn that sucks.
Well at least you have great the new Iphone 4. oh wait

Winged Crime
Minmatar
The Blood Money Cartel
Posted - 2010.07.20 12:18:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Isaac Apylon
Looks like a blast, but it doesn't run on macs...ugh


The source was released with it as stated elsewhere... we'll likely see a mac version eventually.
I run it in bootcamp.


Bluefix
Gnu Terror Corps
Posted - 2010.07.21 01:16:00 - [21]
 

Awesome game.

Would recommend at least 3 players. Me and my friend were a bit restricted by the number of...tools 2 people could bring Smile
Still awesome though.

Graelyn
Amarr
Wolfsbrigade
Posted - 2010.07.21 04:01:00 - [22]
 

Pros: Great game, very polished, graphics are great, the Co-op is challenging and rewards teamwork well, and the weapons are a lot of fun. The sound is also remarkably well done. Oh, FREE?

Cons: Very short, the game can be beat in 1.5 hours if you have a competent team. Not a lot of different enemy types.

Verdict: A game that would have been worth a full-price admission if it weren't for the hard-to-forgive tiny amount of actual level content, but for free? GET IT.

Gneeznow
Minmatar
Ship spinners inc
Posted - 2010.07.21 04:03:00 - [23]
 

Gabe Newell rules

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.07.21 04:18:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Culmen on 21/07/2010 04:26:50
A couple of minor annoyances
enemy spawning is predictable (fix if you activate the AI director through the console)
match making sucks
pretty short
the letters I and L look identical

all of this is over whelmed by the fact that its free!
Id pay 20 dollars for this game

GET IT!

Shakzen K'am
Amarr
Posted - 2010.07.21 05:11:00 - [25]
 

Quite an awesome game actually, and it's almost more fun to play with a bunch of idiots. It can result in many lols. Laughing

Winged Crime
Minmatar
The Blood Money Cartel
Posted - 2010.07.21 08:04:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Graelyn
Pros: Great game, very polished, graphics are great, the Co-op is challenging and rewards teamwork well, and the weapons are a lot of fun. The sound is also remarkably well done. Oh, FREE?

Cons: Very short, the game can be beat in 1.5 hours if you have a competent team. Not a lot of different enemy types.

Verdict: A game that would have been worth a full-price admission if it weren't for the hard-to-forgive tiny amount of actual level content, but for free? GET IT.


I don't think the idea is to have a stunning story/campaign so much is it is to just be having fun playing/grinding up levels/blowing up stuff with some friends, it's not a "ohp, i beat it, time to put it away" thing, those things are meant to be played over and over

Midge Mo'yb
Bat Country
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2010.07.21 12:13:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Winged Crime
Originally by: Graelyn
Pros: Great game, very polished, graphics are great, the Co-op is challenging and rewards teamwork well, and the weapons are a lot of fun. The sound is also remarkably well done. Oh, FREE?

Cons: Very short, the game can be beat in 1.5 hours if you have a competent team. Not a lot of different enemy types.

Verdict: A game that would have been worth a full-price admission if it weren't for the hard-to-forgive tiny amount of actual level content, but for free? GET IT.


I don't think the idea is to have a stunning story/campaign so much is it is to just be having fun playing/grinding up levels/blowing up stuff with some friends, it's not a "ohp, i beat it, time to put it away" thing, those things are meant to be played over and over


i think its more a marketing ploy...

cool free game > people get steam > people mod/make levels for said cool free game > cool free game becomes cooler > More people get steam > more purchases off steam platform as a whole

im not complaining i think the game is brilliant :D

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2010.07.28 02:02:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Sader Rykane on 28/07/2010 02:04:39
Man if it wasn't for this post I wouldn't have even known about this great game lol.

I'm getting pretty good at it to, started uploading some speed run videos.

Insane - Cargo Elevator

*quick edit*

If anyone want's to group up to tackle some speed runs send me an evemail ingame or something.

ceaon
Posted - 2010.07.28 02:28:00 - [29]
 

Edited by: ceaon on 28/07/2010 02:38:03
Originally by: Sader Rykane
Edited by: Sader Rykane on 28/07/2010 02:04:39
Man if it wasn't for this post I wouldn't have even known about this great game lol.

I'm getting pretty good at it to, started uploading some speed run videos.

Insane - Cargo Elevator

*quick edit*

If anyone want's to group up to tackle some speed runs send me an evemail ingame or something.



heheh picking the run bonus char

also very well played
/golf clap

this is ur profile ?
http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198022674997/stats/AlienSwarm

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2010.07.28 03:58:00 - [30]
 

Yep, thats me.


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