Project Valkyrie is a multiplayer first person shooter developed for the Source Engine. Players suit up in the Valkyrie suit, equipped with a powerful arm cannon integrated into the suit and the ability to morph into a sphere for faster mobility and different attack capabilities. Previously titled Three Month Mod, it was thus named for the amount of time it had taken us on the project. Three months from conception to release. Everything was done simultaneously, from pre-production concepts, to code, to mapping. Unfortunately, due to a delay with the public release of the Orange Box SDK (we couldn't release without it, even though we were already Orange Box!) our initial release had been delayed.

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As the release of PV gets closer, we give you a brand spanking new release trailer and some downloadable wallpapers, as well as info on the hows and whens of release!

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We have some exciting news concerning release coming your way!


The Project Valkyrie Release Trailer


Here it is, one minute of in-game footage of Project Valkyrie in it's finished form. While it might not be the most action-packed trailer, you can see some of our features we haven't really mentioned quite yet, included charged item-pulling, the melee beam blade, our turbine morph charge system, and more. The audio in the clip is Sunnyvale Trailer Park by our good friend Paper Sailboat.




Larger version available at our profile page.

Wallpapers Galore!


In addition to our trailer, we're also releasing some very high resolution wallpapers for your enjoyment.









                Wallpaper 1     Wallpaper 2     Wallpaper 3
                1920x1200     1920x1200     1920x1200
                1680x1050     1680x1050     1680x1050
                1440x900     1440x900     1440x900


 

QJ.net Interview


We also had a nice interview with the guys over at QJ.net, talking about the history of PV, what we've done and where we're going. They also have some exclusive media.


So Where's the Release?


Valve has completed work on the cache files required to run Orange Box mods, and as such, we now have the ability to release the client. Unfortunately, Valve has not made the update live yet, and we do not have a tentative release date of the Steam update. The good news is that these cache files allow anyone who can play mods (Owners of at -least- HL2:DM) can run Project Valkyrie. The bad news is, although we have a tentative release date for Project Valkyrie of Friday the 25th of January, we may have to postpone the release while we wait for the cache files. Either way, the Windows server binaries will be available next week after final internal testing. They will be going out to our launch server partners, and then later released to the public. Please note, these are only Windows binaries, we do not have the capability yet to build Linux server distributions.


If everything goes as planned, Friday we will have a launch party in our IRC (irc.gamesurge.net #blackened-interactive) and the files will go live on Fileplanet. Fileplanet will be carrying the mod exclusively for 24 hours, at which point the mirrors will be available. We are currently working with server partners to ensure we have around 30-40 servers available for release. We look forward to getting the mod into your hands as soon as possible and appreciate your support and patience!

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Deadlypudding
Deadlypudding

You guys sound like you are handling the release very professionally. I mean 30-40 servers at launch? Thats awesome!

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Midnitte
Midnitte

Agreed :), can't wait to give this a spin - need something after the devastation that was zombie panic source.

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Mechanical_Rabbit
Mechanical_Rabbit

Woot...the SDK gets released tomorrow 1/24!

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Noobkiller
Noobkiller

awesome! I can't wait to review it on Pariah's Guild.

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swiftseraph
swiftseraph

(buried)

Wow, way to steal Metroid Online's idea for a melee "beam blade".
*eye roll*
Granted, we're probably never releasing, but that's a blatant steal, man.
Message me on AIM.

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

wait, isn't your mod based on an existing franchize? isn't that stealing? Did you get permission to make a Metroid project?

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swiftseraph
swiftseraph

(buried)

They're doing the same thing, except their character isn't called Samus, and their mod isn't called Metroid. It's like those cheap Chinese toys based on Spider-man, and they call them Super Arachnid-Man. It's still copyright infringement.

You can't really put down my project as it is discontinued, for your said reasons (our choice, not theirs). I'm just frustrated that they blatantly copied one of our ideas, and of course, there is no mention of the reference. I can prove that we had the idea first, if need be.

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Zanboo Author
Zanboo

Just to clarify, here's one of our original concept pieces from September 28th, 2007 (the actual art is a bit older, we began the mod in early September.

Media.moddb.com

You can see our nice energy blade concept from the get-go.

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swiftseraph
swiftseraph

Then I stand corrected and that's really cool concept art. Wish the actual suit had the angel wing glowy stuff coming out of it though.

Oh well. Thanks for clarifying. ^_^

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lcpuche
lcpuche

watching...

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hypesystem
hypesystem

Ehm... when can we have some content seen as the player, and not "free look" ? Please im so curious!

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Snarboo
Snarboo

I wish I had been watching this mod earlier. I'll definitely be watching this mod now. :D

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Capital88
Capital88

Great job guys! Very professional! Can't wait to play it!

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Rhizobium
Rhizobium

Hmm. Well I don't care who this is 'stolen' from, at least their ACTUALLY getting it done. If you want people to play your mod then finish it!

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Xzero27
Xzero27

nice work so far guys! this mod looks absolutely awesome!!!

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Masterfulplayer
Masterfulplayer

I love it guys, can't wait for release!!!I'm telling all my friends about it and bragging in their face :P they all love metroid.

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AndyTheGeeky
AndyTheGeeky

...fileplanet? *Seriously*? FILEPLANET?

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AndyTheGeeky
AndyTheGeeky

Sorry, that came out wrong. What I meant to say:
I love how this mod looks, and I can't wait for it be released on Friday. But why upload the file on a site that you need to login to?
Why not Filefront? Or ModDB, they don't push subscriptions. Also, will we need a subscription to download the file, or just a FP account?

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