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Shadowgrounds English Demo

As announced here, an English demo for Shadowgrounds is now available, offering another sample of Frozenbytes's science fiction action game. The demo includes two levels for a 383 MB download, available on the Meridian 4 Website, and mirrored on 3D Downloads, 3D Gamers, Boomtown (registration required), Computer Games, Filecloud, FileFront, Gameguru Mania, Gamer's Hell, VGPro, and Worthplaying.

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19. Played and finished the demo! Feb 12, 2006, 03:23 Ant
 
I finally played and finished the demo. Not bad, but I still prefer Alien Swarm mod. I do like the special effects, the shadows, etc. and the weapon upgrade feature.  
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18. Re: No subject Feb 3, 2006, 11:09 Churos
 
Well that brought back nice 4th grade memories...

I guess there will be no evolution for forum-dwellers after all.

Now cmon, run Forrest, run...

 
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17. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 23:42 Elf Shot The Food
 
Did anyone get weird lighting effects in certain areas where everything looked kind of bright and blurry?

 
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16. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 22:38 Hump
 
So is viral meningitis... But unfortunately you seem to be getting away.

Just FYI, if this game sells any more by me advertising it to this sorry bunch - I want a cut!

oh wow you're so SASSY and "with it"!....they teach you snappy comebacks like that during training or is that your own talent?

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15. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 21:45 Shadowcat
 
Can the full game (and demo) be played co-op over the Internet or LAN?
If it can't there's always the awesome Alien Swarm:

"Alien Swarm" v1.3 for UT2004
http://www.blackcatgames.com/swarm/news

"Alien Swarm: Infested" for HL2 (in development)
http://www.blackcatgames.com/swarm/

 
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14. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 21:22 Proudfoot
 
Yea, the game is 2-4 player coop.

And yes, this is a great game to support. Finally, someone making a game with detail in it (where's the detail in id engine games?)

The power lines overhead shaking from the wind, the little bugs on the floor that 'squish' when you step on them, the flashlight/shadow system is way cool. Heat from the fire is well done (harhar).

It does have an old-school feel to it, like Take No Prisoners.

Nice to be interested in a new game for a change.

 
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13. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 20:53 Churos
 
So is viral meningitis... But unfortunately you seem to be getting away.

Just FYI, if this game sells any more by me advertising it to this sorry bunch - I want a cut!

 
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12. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 19:47 Mangrove
 
So is cynicism.



 
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11. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 19:39 Hump
 
This game is cutting-edge... It's a nice break from dark FPS's, and it shows how to use light and darkness effectivelly in a game.

Doom3, take some lessons.

I loved the flashlight, and the action sequences are only about 7 times more exciting than in Doom 3. It's kinda like Crusader: No Regret/No Remorse... Only in 3d and with much better atmosphere.

The character animations are a little funky, but overall, the game is very atmospheric. The weapons feel very powerfull and the upgrade system is easy to use.

The fixed camera is kinda cool - in a retro sort of way. It sure focuses the action. Where in an FPS you would be flailing the mouse like a madman, here you have better overview and you can move coherently, especially when multiple monsters attack.

Kudos to the developer, I am preordering this one. PC gaming is not dead (although this would make a nice console port )

viral marketing. It's everywhere....

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10. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 19:26 Sacrifice
 
Can the full game (and demo) be played co-op over the Internet or LAN? The web site for Shadowsrounds says that it can be played co-op on the same computer, but never officially says that it can in fact be played via LAN or Internet.

 
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9. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 19:05 Churos
 
This game is cutting-edge... It's a nice break from dark FPS's, and it shows how to use light and darkness effectivelly in a game.

Doom3, take some lessons.

I loved the flashlight, and the action sequences are only about 7 times more exciting than in Doom 3. It's kinda like Crusader: No Regret/No Remorse... Only in 3d and with much better atmosphere.

The character animations are a little funky, but overall, the game is very atmospheric. The weapons feel very powerfull and the upgrade system is easy to use.

The fixed camera is kinda cool - in a retro sort of way. It sure focuses the action. Where in an FPS you would be flailing the mouse like a madman, here you have better overview and you can move coherently, especially when multiple monsters attack.

Kudos to the developer, I am preordering this one. PC gaming is not dead (although this would make a nice console port :))

 
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8. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 18:45 Elf Shot The Food
 
The German version released a few weeks ago was fun. A nice 'old-school' blaster in the vein of stuff like Expendable.

 
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7. Re: No subject Feb 2, 2006, 16:17 nin
 

Ray = Fried hardware. Back soon, he hopes...

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6. No subject Feb 2, 2006, 16:03 Masa
 
Where's Ray been lately? He usually has these demos tried and knocked out post haste!

 
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5. No subject Feb 2, 2006, 15:49 Shadowcat
 
Cute heat-haze effects with the flame-thrower.

 
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4. No subject Feb 2, 2006, 14:39 Hump
 
I love top-down shooters but this one is a bit on the slow side.

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3. Re: Hey Ray Marden! Feb 2, 2006, 13:55 Scud
 
Nothing wrong witht he good ol' first person view, but a change of scenery can be nice sometimes.

 
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2. Re: Hey Ray Marden! Feb 2, 2006, 13:31 Wildone
 
top down? Better view? Nah I prefer that quirky realistic first person view, call me weird...


meh

 
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1. Hey Ray Marden! Feb 2, 2006, 12:15 Halsy
 
Get in there and let us know how it is!


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