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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NS2 Build 184 released

NS2 Build 184 released

Aug 9, 2011 3 comments

The biggest changes of note here are the addition of the Shade (the "sensory chamber" replacement for the aliens), Distress Beacon for marines as well...

NS2 Build 183 released

NS2 Build 183 released

Jul 28, 2011 0 comments

NS2 Build 183 has been released. Here's yet another hotfix, to address the problems in 182.

NS2 Build 182 released

NS2 Build 182 released

Jul 26, 2011 0 comments

NS2 Build 182 has been released! The feedback on Build 181 was really good, but some new big problems cropped up. So we wanted to release a fix for the...

NS2 Build 181 released

NS2 Build 181 released

Jul 25, 2011 6 comments

The latest patch notes for the Natural Selection 2 Build 181

NS2 Build 180 Released

NS2 Build 180 Released

Jul 9, 2011 3 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam! It took quite a bit longer to get the new alien "cysts" working, but we're...

NS2 Build 179 Released

NS2 Build 179 Released

Jun 15, 2011 3 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. If you have pre-ordered the game it should automatically update on Steam.

NS2 Build 178

NS2 Build 178

Jun 8, 2011 9 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. This is probably our biggest patch yet!

NS2 Build 177 Released

NS2 Build 177 Released

May 11, 2011 11 comments

This week's patch includes a number of design tweaks which Charlie has detailed in the online Design Log. Marc continued to improve ns2_rockdown by opening...

NS2 Build 176 Released

NS2 Build 176 Released

May 4, 2011 3 comments

This patch mostly contains bug fixes, but an exciting visual change is a new area on ns2_rockdown. The ns2_rockdown map was originally created to test...

NS2 Build 174 & 175 Double Patch Week

NS2 Build 174 & 175 Double Patch Week

Apr 28, 2011 5 comments

After the release of Build 174 we learned of some performance problems on the server when a MAC or Drifter moved far outside of the level. Build 175 should...

NS2 Build 173 Released

NS2 Build 173 Released

Apr 21, 2011 10 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam.

Art talk with Cory and Patch release 171

Art talk with Cory and Patch release 171

Apr 13, 2011 3 comments

A short video with Cory talking about the art design behind the Marines and Aliens plus ptach notes from version 171 released yesterday.

Builds 169 & 170

Builds 169 & 170

Mar 30, 2011 2 comments

Change logs for builds 169 and 170 released on steam.

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam.

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam.

Mar 16, 2011 17 comments

NS2 Build 168 is now live on Steam. Here's a video showing the visual changes in this build along with a little behind the scenes look at some of the...

NS2HD Video Interview - Episode One

NS2HD Video Interview - Episode One

Mar 13, 2011 6 comments

In this first episode series of interviews NS2HD asks some members of the team what they like about Natural Selection.

NS2 Build 167 & The GDC

NS2 Build 167 & The GDC

Mar 10, 2011 2 comments

We were at GDC last week (and prepping for GDC) so we didn't get much done for this patch, but we still got some significant fixes in. The patch is uploading...

NS2 Build 166 released

NS2 Build 166 released

Mar 2, 2011 0 comments

Buil 166 for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam.

The Art of Phase Gates

The Art of Phase Gates

Feb 28, 2011 6 comments

Cory the Art Director at Unknown Worlds Entertainment talks about phase gates for NS2!

Builds 164 - 165

Builds 164 - 165

Feb 26, 2011 15 comments

This is a relatively small patch, as we've been spending a lot of time trying to track down sound and other issues from 164 and generally playing "catch...

NS2 Build 163 released

NS2 Build 163 released

Feb 17, 2011 6 comments

The latest patch for the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. If you have pre-ordered the game it should automatically update on Steam.

NS2 Build 163 - Infestation Patch Video

NS2 Build 163 - Infestation Patch Video

Feb 17, 2011 15 comments

We've been working on Natural Selection 2 build 163 for a few weeks now so quite a lot has changed with the game. We thought we'd take some time to show...

Words of wisdom on the return home.

Words of wisdom on the return home.

Feb 15, 2011 6 comments

NS2HD returned back home with loads of yet to release footage but has left us with a couple of videos for now that put into perspective the struggle all...

NS2HD takes a look at the NS2 concepts

NS2HD takes a look at the NS2 concepts

Feb 13, 2011 3 comments

Hugh from NS2HD visiting Unknown Worlds Entertainment takes a look at the concept art he found around the office.

Meet the Unknown Worlds Entertainment Development Team

Meet the Unknown Worlds Entertainment Development Team

Feb 11, 2011 5 comments

Hugh from NS2HD took a one-take pass around the office to introduce everyone.

NS2HD visits Unknown Worlds Entertainment

NS2HD visits Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Feb 11, 2011 4 comments

Hugh from NS2HD who is a massive NS2 Fan who makes NS2 videos for fun decides to fly him self out to San Fransisco to spend a few days with the UWE team...

Alien view mode experiments

Alien view mode experiments

Feb 10, 2011 23 comments

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...

NS2 Q&A #2

NS2 Q&A #2

Feb 10, 2011 3 comments

Max answers some of the most frequently asked questions about NS2 development.

Developer commentary & Build 162

Developer commentary & Build 162

Jan 25, 2011 5 comments

Build 162 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam! Usually we post a simple text change log describing the changes but we're trying...

NS2HD Spotlight - Alien atmosphere

NS2HD Spotlight - Alien atmosphere

Jan 21, 2011 6 comments

Our favorite NS2 player Hugh over at the Natural Selection 2 HD YouTube channel has been doing an amazing job showing off our game.

Build 161 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam.

Build 161 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam.

Jan 11, 2011 14 comments

Build 161 of the Natural Selection 2 Beta is now available on Steam. There are a lot of changes in this patch, so it took some extra time to work through...

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