Swarm Keeper is a Dungeon Keeper inspired modification for Alien Swarm. The current release offers the following features:

  • Build a dungeon for your creatures
  • Order your imps to perform tasks like digging tasks and collect gold
  • Four different rooms: treasure, lair, hatchery and training
  • Several basic spells (e.g. lighting, speed, call to arms)
  • A random level generator, supporting up to 170x170 tiles
  • Waves of invading marines as enemies
  • Fog of Wars (hides enemies which are not nearby your creatures and makes non explored parts of the map black/invisible)

This mod should be considered as an experiment to bring a Dungeon Keeper like game to the Source Engine.

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This release offers the following new features:

  • Non explored parts of the maps are now invisible
  • Updated sounds
  • Three new spells
  • Changes in visuals and optimizations
Swarm Keeper 0.50

Full changelog:

- Selected blocks now glow green
- Initially fog of war of non explorered map parts are now made black/not visible
- New spell "Heal", which heals the target creature
- New spell "Speed", which increases the speed of the target creature by 100% for 30 seconds
- New spell "Call to Arms", which forces all creatures in the dungeon to defend the target position at cost of 2 gold per 1.25 seconds
- Added tooltips with descriptions to Spells and Room buttons
- Added heal effect to creatures healing in the Lair (effect by ProgSys)
- Replaced placeholder sounds by more Alien Swarm themed sounds (by  Sergeant Toni) 
- Minor loading optimizations
- Minor changes in creature navigation and performance improvements
- Fixed potential crash on changing maps
- Fixed max gold potentially being incorrectly displayed on map start
- Added moddefaults.txt from CSGO (provides better default video settings first time launch)
- Replaced Awesomium by Chromium Embedded Framework (HTML/CSS UI)
- Updated embedded Python to 2.7.4 RC1
- Fixed mod incorrectly requiring Half-Life 2: Episode Two (should only require Alien Swarm installed)


Swarm Keeper 0.50 7z

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta released

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta released

News 2 comments

Swarm Keeper is a Dungeon Keeper inspired modification for Alien Swarm. This release makes it easier to construct rooms, fixes several bugs, improves...

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta released!

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta released!

News 3 comments

Swarm Keeper is a Dungeon Keeper inspired modification for Alien Swarm.

Swarm Keeper 0.51 7z

Swarm Keeper 0.51 7z

Full Version 2 comments

Minor bug fix release to resolve a potential crash for some users.

Swarm Keeper 0.50 7z

Swarm Keeper 0.50 7z

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New version of Swarm Keeper. Non explored parts of the map are now made full black, three new spells, selected blocks for digging are now glowing green...

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta EXE

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta EXE

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A minor update this time. This update makes it easier to create rooms, fixes several bugs and contains various optimizations.

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta ZIP

Swarm Keeper 0.45 Beta ZIP

Full Version 0 comments

A minor update this time. This update makes it easier to create rooms, fixes several bugs and contains various optimizations.

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta EXE

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta EXE

Demo 0 comments

This release introduces a new HTML based UI and some major performance improvements for larger maps and dungeons.

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta ZIP

Swarm Keeper 0.40 Beta ZIP

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This release introduces a new HTML based UI and some major performance improvements for larger maps and dungeons.

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ZombieSwarm
ZombieSwarm

I think I'd like some kind of instruction manual or something... Does such a thing exist? I've been tinkering around with the game and haven't a clue how to even get started. I just end up in this... endless black expanse with these spiky balls around one big ball, which makes a throbbing noise. I've tried clicking around, but nothing seems to happen. In short, I'd like anyone to point me towards some sort of instructional documentation, because I don't even know if this is normal or not. XD

Thanking you all for your patience, and hoping that this mod turns out as excellent as I'm hoping it will be,
-Lev.

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Guest
Guest

why must this Require Half Life 2 part 2 to play? is there a way to play without Half life?

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Sander Creator
Sander

It shouldn't require EP2. If it does, then it's a mistake. I will make sure to check it for the next version.

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Judicat0r
Judicat0r

Nice! Looking forward this.

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spawnof2000
spawnof2000

Nice, will be watching this.

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[FH]Gorgutz
[FH]Gorgutz

I cried. I literally cried and bursted out in tears when I saw this. I am so happy. SO HAPPY! I am very, very excited for this. :3

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nexitem
nexitem

Im watching this, you have already a lot of the basics in the game where others wasted 3 years of lazy development. Bravo.

I can't wait to play this

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DrKlowner
DrKlowner

THIS IS EPIC.

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king_jessum
king_jessum

Hmm. Downloading? No later.

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