[PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

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[PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby CraKinShOt on Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:41 am

I thought I'd help out those devs by pre-ordering Natural Selection 2. Its starting to look really good and can't wait for the alpha/beta; those that pre-order can use the tools already and will be the beta-testers. :)

Here is the pre-alpha video. Should be an awesome multi-player game.






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Re: Just Pre-ordered Natural Selection 2

Postby WAR on Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:13 pm

If only I had the money :/

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Re: Just Pre-ordered Natural Selection 2

Postby Flare on Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:26 am

NS 2 Alpha date set, for pre ordering the special edition.

http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/

Not the full game, just enough to get started with updates coming in... plus the Special Ed. of NS 2 will discontinue when the Alpha starts, which mean the special back armour will no longer be available.

NS 1 was an amazing game and I for one had many hours of intense fun with my old gaming community playing NS 1. It was a mixture of twitch play, RTS and horror survival that some have tried to copy and better , but failed ... this time the guys who made NS 1 are making thier own engine and are getting the community involved to help get the game just right.
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Re: Just Pre-ordered Natural Selection 2

Postby Nelsaidi on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:40 pm

Never played NS1, but have been keeping an eye on NS2 for over a year, seems awesome, and despite making an oath not to purchase any more games after the ridiculous ammount i've spent on them in the past 6 months, i'm shelling out on it!
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Natural Selection 2 Alpha!

Postby Demiguise on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:31 pm

YAYNESS,
NS2 Alpha 1 content

One of our shipping maps (ns2_tram), plus some smaller "test" maps
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Basic marine and alien commander interfaces including MACs, Drifters
Much of our final sounds, artwork, animations, etc.

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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Flawless on Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:36 pm

Merged!

Hopefully this lives up to it. I had it down as vaporware :b
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Demiguise on Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:44 pm

Vaporware?!
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby CraKinShOt on Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:02 pm

I've got the pre-order special edition. Remember, once it goes open alpha you won't be able to get the pre-order. Basically, the pre-order is to help fund these guys a little bit.

From what I understand the pre-order guys will become the testers and new content will be added 1-4 times a month. But in all likelihood it will be another year before the full game comes out.
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby UK_sniper on Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:14 pm

in that vid why is the camera in the mouth? what animal has its eyes inside its mouth?! :|
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Demiguise on Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:18 pm

Sniper. We used to have fantastic discussions about that in NS1.
IIRC it was to do with it being easier to see where you are biting and it looked better.
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Demiguise on Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:27 am

LOL - Gorgies just want to have fun!

Nostalia'ing hard right now :D
The old singing competitions we used have!
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby CraKinShOt on Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:27 pm

Just a reminder, after monday you can't preorder and you can't access the alpha testing. Anyone who would like to play and help the developers as they update the game each week, can still buy the pre-order on the natural selection 2 website. Also note that the price of the full game will rise after the testing phase begins.
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Nelsaidi on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Pre-ordered on the basis that I've been wanting to purchase for a long time, I've spent way too much money on Steam!

Looking forward to the final release :D
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby CraKinShOt on Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:53 am

Well I think the special edition one will activate on steam even though you don't buy on steam itself. At the moment all it does is give you the tools and the ability to move around the level in game.
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Flare on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:40 pm

Ressing this topic because NS CLOSED Beta is up ... and heres some gameplay footage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2FFviGycYE

Game is shaping up to be good though it is still plaugued performance issues and network issues, it is however a great deal improved from the alpha and shows a lot of promise.

... just check out the footage linked :P
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Flare on Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:19 pm

Just a heads for you guys, theres a special 2 for 1 price for NS 2 on, you buy one and get a free code to gift if you want.

http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/news/2 ... y_gorgemas

Game keeps improving with each patch and is shaping up to be awesome FPS with that RTS element thrown in, I rekon it worth a chance to see if ut truely lives up to it potential... so far the devs are winning.

Check out the Gametrailer vid:

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/offic ... ion/708720
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Flare on Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:15 pm

Bumping this back up... its near release, you can pre-order it on Steam (and comes with some goodies for pre-ordering but not beta access anymore).
If you want to see how it is progressing , check out the 'Wasabi cup' coverage (6+ hours worth :P).

http://www.twitch.tv/naturalselection2

Its coming along nicely now, there is still some issue with servers ( its a CPU hog to host, so servers that can host 20 man matches are limited) , and the game itself is more CPU intensive than GPU and has relatively high requirements.
If you can get the game to run smoothly and get on a good server, its a blast to play... somewhat like the old NS 1 but different at the same time.

Its worth looking at the video coverage, and I personally think the game is worth a buy (especially as there wont be mappacks for sale, the editor comes with the game ), and UWE does actually listen to fans (but doesnt always do as the fans want, they will explain thier reasoning).

The game is a bit rough now, but it is improving at a remarkable rate... currently its more than playable even at its most hectic but needs some polish and more optimisation (which comes in nearly every week now, ramping up to the release).
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Salva on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:41 pm

played a few games of this last night and trying to again now but keep having issues either with the game browser or connection issues or authentication failures as soon as i join the server and have to console / retry a few times for it to work =/

still its a fun game, very much the same as the first, but i dont think the games last quite as long.
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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Tar'el on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Been waiting for this for a while.. got to admit im not disapointed with it (cant get used to the skulk yet lol) is UKCS going to get a server for it??


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Re: [PC - FPS]Natural Selection 2 - Now in Alpha

Postby Flare on Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:27 pm

Bumping this back up as Steam is having a Natural Selection 2 Free weekend, and NS 2 has another big and free update... worth a look as Free isnt too expensive, but be warned this game is hard to get into as it doesnt hold your hand.

Video link as I dont know how to embed ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZzW23gA ... tube_gdata

Note: The game has a unusual system when you first play a map... it take a long time to decompress and basically sort out the map textures so have some patience with the game.
It is an indie title after all but holy crap it doesnt look like a typical indie title with a in house graphics engine.
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