Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the popular Half-Life mod Natural Selection. It is built on our own engine and will be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

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Here's some quick and dirty footage showing some cool ideas for an alien vision mode. This would allow the aliens to excel in the dark after they cut the power. Some of these could be used for scanner sweep effects too.

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Here's some quick and dirty footage showing some cool ideas for an alien vision mode. This would allow the aliens to excel in the dark after they cut the power. Some of these could be used for scanner sweep effects too.

It's awesome that we can be editing and tweaking these effects as the game is running! There have to be some art styles for a new game in here somewhere.

GG Spark engine!

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ikoNz
ikoNz

(buried)

Thumbs up

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Gradius
Gradius

5:16 = Some serious programming magic happens.

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Theon
Theon

Wow. For the first time, I'm tempted to pay for this :O

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KEEP_IT_UP!
KEEP_IT_UP!

so much respect for what you are able to do.. :O
*bow*

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maddima
maddima

blown away

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Splicer
Splicer

It's nice and all, but how about fixing the unplayable server-side lag? Rather than constantly working on how to make the game look prettier...

Which again, doesn't help the lag.

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Guessmyname
Guessmyname

That's not exactly fun to watch being coded in though, is it?

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Splicer
Splicer

You're right.

But it WOULD be fun if the game wasn't unplayable for a few...I don't know...years?

But then again, thumb down a guy stating an obvious flaw and asking the developers to maybe look into it.

So yeah, sorry, I am asking a bit to much after giving these guys my money.

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Afan
Afan

You do realize that one of them is a game engine programmer right? As in he can't work on that because that isn't his expertise.

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Splicer
Splicer

And your point is?

The engine used in this game is made by Unknown Worlds...

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Craka_J
Craka_J

Pretty cool beans!

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Wumbowarrior
Wumbowarrior

I like the strobing thing, but not sure for a finished design

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ThatOGDon
ThatOGDon

That programmer is a BOSS.
I MUST PLAY THIS GAME
love that last effect. PERFECT

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Wumbowarrior
Wumbowarrior

If it's a sonar-like thing, maybe the trade off could be that the creature makes more noise while it's active or something, making it easier to find?

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Splicer
Splicer

It could make like a short, loud, screech...not screech...hmm...sonar-like animal sound.

If that makes any sense.

It would be cool walking around and hearing that around you as a marine. Would add to the atmosphere.

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Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm

Would fit right in with the lerk

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theM3nace
theM3nace

I'm so happy I have your game!

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x56erx
x56erx

that thing from 5:50 on could be used to highlight enemys and vent entrys to make it easy to see in dark areas, without a nv.

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explorer13
explorer13

What if its sonar, and to use it the alien lets out a very high-pitched(but audible to humans) screech? Temporarily granting veiw of the area at the cost of being heard by everyone nearby, and slow the attack (bite/claw/whatever) speed so its like the aliens brain is using alot of its power to process the waves? Or slow down the alien a bit as if it can't use the sonar if its moving too fast since it won't hear it precisely?

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Elementalist
Elementalist

I like how your coder is so awesome, after camera-man says to keep the language clean... No one does.

The greatness of a coder is measured in expletives uttered in amazement at his work. Providing, of course, they're not about bugs.

And don't take me wrong, I'm not being some anti-cursing person, I'm laughing my head off, because it's that awesome.

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YanDaik
YanDaik

3:00 too much LSD for aliens ))

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KarimIO
KarimIO

Epic. Pure epic. Usually, I'd say to keep it making sense, but in this case, even if you don't make up a back-story for this, it doesn't matter.

More and more, I can't wait till I start coding my own engine. I'll start in around 3 years. By then, I'll have enough experience (Which will be 4 years of C++ experienced, and around 6-7 years of general coding. I learn pretty quickly, so, hopefully, I can start). Great job inspiring me!

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