Alien Swarm - New non-FPS Valve game out Monday!

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  1. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    So I heard murmurings about this in chat. Alien Swarm is a new game out for free on Monday that has been developed by a mod team hired by Valve much in the same way as Portal came about. Check it out here. Oh, and they're also releasing an SDK update!
     
  2. NovaSilisko

    aa NovaSilisko L42: Life, the Universe and Everything

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    Everything I have ever known is now a lie.

    I want it.
     
  3. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    Holy Crap! Better than expensive, it's FREE!
     
  4. AgeNt_

    AgeNt_ L5: Dapper Member

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    FINALLY they put steam cloud in source sdk. now i dont have to use this stupid flash drive to transport my maps from one computer to laptop every day.
     
  5. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    So its a top/down shooter in source? Cool!
     
  6. Urban

    aa Urban

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    Looks awesome. Me want. And the best thing about it is it's free!
     
  7. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Left4dead in space, basically (which isn't a bad thing in any way or shape, quite the contrary).
    But it's... free ? OMG, dowant.
     
  8. Randdalf

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    Can't wait to dive into the source code!
     
  9. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I love that Valve can just make games and give them out for free with no ill effects on profits whatsoever.
     
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  10. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    I don't think that the game is really a Valve game. Its sort of a level up from a mod. Like a level up from Narbacular Drop. I don't know much about it, but I think that the game was mostly made before the guys were hired by Valve.
     
  11. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    It was made on the Unreal engine. This is a complete remake on Source along with a huge content improvement do-over.
     
  12. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I wonder if there's any overlap with the L4D/L4D2 stuff in terms of theory/code for spawning enemies out-of-sight and using an AI director to manage enemy hordes...

    I'm pretty sure they mean that they are releasing the code (based on the Source SDK code) that is an example for storing achievements/settings in the Steam Cloud.

    Not that they are rewriting Source SDK to store your personal mapping files in the cloud for free.
     
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  13. Numerous

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    Which moron told you expensive = good? You got conned.
     
  14. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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  15. Porkchop

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    I wonder if this is the project that Icefrog guy was heading.
     
  16. NovaSilisko

    aa NovaSilisko L42: Life, the Universe and Everything

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    I wonder if this means we'll be able to access the full dynamic lighting code that portal 2 uses(and apparantly this too)
     
  17. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    I'll definitely be getting this. not a big fan of top down shooters, and the co-op factor doesn't seem to match L4D's.

    but hey its free.
     
  18. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    This has been in development for how long?
     
  19. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    2 years.
     
  20. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Valve time, apparently.