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.
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!
Posted by Zanboo on Jan 18th, 2008
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.
In addition to our trailer, we're also releasing some very high resolution wallpapers for your enjoyment.
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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!