Canadian Freebie: Alien Swarm Game from Steam


So I don't know a lot about this freebie, so if anyone does, maybe they can help me out. I'm not even sure if you need a Steam account to download it or not. However, this is what I DO know:

As of July 19, 2010: Steam is releasing Alien Swarm, a computer game that will be FREE to download. According to the game details it supports single player, multi-player, and co-op modes. It seems to be designed for 4 player co-op action. If the name didn't tip you off, you will be battling aliens on an off-world colony.

Some nice features of the game:

  • 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

That last part makes me think you will have to have a Steam account, but this doesn't get released till tomorrow (and I wanted to give you guys a good heads up) so I couldn't do my usual testing.

If anyone is familiar with Steam games, drop us a line and let us know how this works and what we will need!

LAST NOTE: Unfortunately: this is a Windows only games, not MAC compatible from what I can find. :-(

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  • Chareon
    Steam and a Steam account itself are free. (Link to Download it is below.) Steam is essentially a virtual store, allowing you to buy games online. It looks like from what I can tell, you will be able to "Buy" the game for free once it is released.

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