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Follow the life of a colonist in Jastian Summer, a planetary research colony owned by SynTek. This mod is a never-before-seen perspective on the Alien Swarm universe: a first person story-based single player adventure.

New team members, new colonists, and a new combat mechanic.

Posted by Rombom on Nov 7th, 2010

In the last week, the Jastian Summer team has expanded from a programmer to a group of five! Here what we've done in the last week.


A good bit of our time has spent on writing. Slowly, the story of Jastian Summer is falling into place. However, not too much is set in stone right now, and we don't want to reveal that much anything - so this is about as much as we can tell you!

ProgrammingFlashlight combat

Our resident developer has been working hard as well. In this week, he's improved NPC marines' choice of weapons, prevented them from running out of ammo, and implemented a new combat method known internally as flashlight combat. In this mode, the player is surrounded by darkness and given a flashlight and one or more marines. The marines can protect the player, but only if they can see their enemies. Furthermore, we've given the clones (make of that what you will) a new model - though the textures for it are still a work in progress.


Some of our time has been spent on composing music. One track has been released, Green Summers, which will be the song played over the title screen. Currently, multiple compositions are being worked on, so stay tuned for more tunes!

Casting CallWodniw

As I said at the beginning, our team has increased from a single person to five - but there is still room for more! If you are a modeller, animator, texture artist, musician - anything! and are willing to work for free, then let us know in the comments and we will be in touch.

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DeltaForce95 Nov 8 2010, 4:55am says:

Seems like an awesome mod! glad it'll be SP cuase MP at my college stinks!
Thank god for FO3, NV and the STALKER series

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voxeleater Nov 8 2010, 6:42am says:

What genre(s) of music are you looking for and roughly how many tracks? I can lend a hand, no other side projects going on right now :)

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iammane Nov 8 2010, 11:48am replied:

This account old, soz haha. New acct :)

btw mod is looking great, it's funny how much it looks like HL2 in first person. Well maybe it's not THAT funny but pretty cool.

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Secritek Nov 8 2010, 9:24am says:

That can be cool in Half Life 2 version too, i think :) But now its nice mod.

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BenLubar Nov 8 2010, 3:49pm replied:

Alien Swarm is free and based off the same engine (in fact, it's a newer version of the engine), so you're getting something BETTER than a HL2 mod.

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