Today developer Tripwire Interactive announced that it is planning a retail release of its co-op survival horror shooter, Killing Floor. Originally released on May 14 on Valve’s Steam service, the PC exclusive shooter will soon hit retailers with a $19.99 price tag.
For those of you who missed out, Killing Floor basically plays like Call of Duty: World At War‘s Nazi Zombie mode, only with more features. The game sends wave after wave of various zombie-like monsters, all with different abilities, strengths and weaknesses. Each round you survive, the more money you get to buy new weapons, armor and power-ups. Killing Floor also features a bullet time mode that automatically activates when you score a particularly gory kill, giving you a chance to sit back and appreciate your handy work.
Killing Floor was originally an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod that went on to win the “$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal” contest. The mod team used the money to create Tripwire Interactive. Hopefully this process of self-publishing a game and then releasing it to retail stores proves fruitful for the independent developer.