Team co-op games have always been fun and in the past few years there have been a good few “greats.” Borderlands and the Left 4 Dead series are perfect examples of this. These 4 player co-op games go against the forces of whatever, with plenty of guns and a large amount of either blood or goo. Frankly, it’s good for the soul.
Valve is a company that likes to spot potential and then devour it. Most of the Valve catalog was created or thought up by the Half life modding community. Counterstrike Source was the first to be assimilated, and it did not turn out to be the last as the Valve team just keeps on growing.
One of the more recent additions to the team was a group of developers called “Black Cat Games.” Back in 2004, they released a mod for Unreal Tournament 2004 called Alien Swarm. Valve saw the potential in this, and of course, hired them and gave them the newest version of the Source engine. What they have created is brilliant, and it’s FREE.
So you can now take the latest version of the Source engine, with full dev tools for free with the awesome Alien Swarm! If you don’t you are crazy, it’s as simple as that…