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Offline jr2

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Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
https://www.change.org/petitions/do-you-care#

If you are interested.

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Alien Swarm is dying off. While, at its prime time, the game even successfully managed to be more popular than Counter Strike, the lack of official support took its toll. Presently, Alien Swarm is artificially kept alive by a few talented modders and mapmakers, and while that isn't anything as bad as it sounds, the game needs its creators' hand from time to time too.

Alien Swarm is a great game. And not just that, it gives us tremendous amount of fun. We all know it! If you care for that fun to stay alive, please take 2min of your time and sign this petition.

Our enthusiasm will be noticed by Black Cat Games team and Valve, but only if we give enough damn ourselves! Give your love and spread the word!

EDIT: Steam User Forums thread discussing the merits / lack of merits of the petition is here.  Note that you have to register to post (registering for a forum account is separate from the Steam User ID).
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 11:26:03 am by jr2 »

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
What exactly are they hoping to see happen?

The game was released completely for free, after all. Not surprised that Valve has better things to do with their time.

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
Well, they could turn it into another hat simulator....
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
Well, they could turn it into another hat simulator....

Valve is simply Gabe Newell's digital haberdashery
« Last Edit: June 06, 2012, 10:47:38 am by StarSlayer »
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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
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Presently, Alien Swarm is artificially kept alive by a few talented modders and mapmakers,

Sounds like FreeSpace.
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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
lol online petitions

More on-topic, I only played multiplayer Alien Swarm once, but it was decently fun.  Hated the realistic "lose the rest of your clip" reloading, though. :p

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
Actually, if you have the time and the presence of mind, you can just toss the partial clip in your ammo pouch (assuming you have that or something similar to stuff things into in a hurry) and then, if you have a lull of a few minutes, combine your partial clips.  I don't know if that's likely, though... although most wouldn't just ditch their empty clips unless backed into a wall (partial clips are a lot better than 0 ammo, especially if you are able to make each shot count instead of just spray and pray).  Depends on the circumstance I guess.

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
Well, yes, that would be actual realism, but in this particular game, once you reload, you lose it. :p

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
Actually, if you have the time and the presence of mind, you can just toss the partial clip in your ammo pouch (assuming you have that or something similar to stuff things into in a hurry) and then, if you have a lull of a few minutes, combine your partial clips.  I don't know if that's likely, though... although most wouldn't just ditch their empty clips unless backed into a wall (partial clips are a lot better than 0 ammo, especially if you are able to make each shot count instead of just spray and pray).  Depends on the circumstance I guess.

I got really excited because I thought these were XCOM style game mechanics in Alien Swarm, then I was horribly disappointed because they were just common sense real life tips

 
Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
So this is a petition to Valve to hire the guys who made alien swarm so they can work on it for real? What?

 

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Re: Alien Swarm: Petition for an injection of life by devs
I tried the game.  It did not grab me.

And internet petitions TOTALLY work.
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