Alien Swarm: The Model Kit: The Game Looked Great!

Illustration for article titled emAlien Swarm/em: The Model Kit: The Game Looked Great!

Last year, Valve released - for free - a game called Alien Swarm, which ended up with a visual style somewhere between the original Alien and a 1980s action figure. This early concept, though, shows something a little more unique.

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Drawn by Valve environmental artist Ivan Simoncini, it depicts an early test for a "diorama" style appearance for the game. Seeing as Alien Swarm shipped with a tile-based level creation suite, this "model kit" look seems a natural fit for the pre-fab nature of the title, and seeing how cool it is makes me wish Valve had actually gone down this path with the game.

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Ah well. We can always hope a future Warhammer game might look like this!

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"Ah well. We can always hope a future Warhammer game might look like this!"

Already done:

[en.wikipedia.org]

Space Hulk is pretty much the 40K version of "randomly generated dungeons" but in space...

All you'd need to do is just make 3d versions of the tiles...

But yeah...this could've been pretty awesome...