Valve to release free Alien Swarm Monday

Normally, a swarm of death-bringing slobbering aliens is a bad thing. But Valve wants us to change our opinion on the extra-terrestrial beasts. The publisher is releasing a free game to the public this Monday called Alien Swarm.

Built by an in-house team of mod community members hired by Valve, Alien Swarm is a top-down 3D shooter that was developed using Valve Source software development kit (SDK).

Alien Swarm is absolutely an alluring digital endeavor. The game challenges players to “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.”

Normally I’d be skeptical of such an eloquently phrased game description, but the game’s debut trailer is up on Steam’s website, and my oh my, for something I don’t have to pay for, it looks phenomenal.

For more details on the game (everything you could want to know), check out the game’s Steam Storefront listing.