Post by Dan @ 11:54am 19/07/10 | 80 Comments
points out that Valve are gearing up to release the long-rumoured Source Engine port of Alien Swarm, a top-down cooperative multiplayer game that was originally developed as a UT2004 mod before the mod team were scooped into the Valve Software fold to work on Left for Dead and Portal 2.
Most awesomely, Valve are releasing the game completely free, including the game's complete codebase - an excellent showcase and resource for any budding modders or studios looking to license the Source Engine.
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.More details can be found on our new Alien Swarm game page.
Alien Swarm is due "July 19 2010 PST", so look for it approximately around noon tomorrow Sydney time.
Alien Swarm Gameplay Trailer
Alien Swarm Launch Trailer