The Darkness is a mod designed to put the players into a much more difficult position than that of the original Alien Swarm, by removing a lot of lighting, as well as adding support for 8 player cooperative games, both Online and Offline with bot support. Aliens burn in the light from flares, medpacks and buff mines, ala Pitch Black (Riddick), and of course the Bloodhound transport lights also have the same effect. The end goal is create a seperate version of Alien Swarm for the Riddick's among us. Enjoy! Development is in progress, and a working BETA is available.
This mod is set to be used as the test platform for 3 new gamemodes, including deathmatch, team deathmatch, an undisclosed game mode (super secret) and of course the standard darkness game mode. I am extremely close to have working game mode selection and player respawns, I should have a new release of this mod and its sister mod Tactics available very soon.
Posted by ElementAlien on Sep 14th, 2010
Currently I've gotten a way working to rig complex game modes and of course allow these modes to be changed within game lobbies. I'm going to be giving control over this to the lobby leader, so the ability to select the game format for the teams and player selection will be much enhanced over the original alien swarm.
Player respawns have been hit by a crash but they are almost working at 100% now, that will be the second biggest feature of the next update, available soon via patch and full install.I should have a new release soon.