Whether you play as one of the elite marine Frontiersmen or the vicious alien Kharaa, you must use unique strategies and your abilities to win. Marines buy weaponry and form persistent squads to find and destroy alien hives. Aliens can choose a wall-running Skulk, pudgy Gorge, flying Lerk, murderous Fade or gigantic Onos that can devour enemies whole.

Real-time Strategy
New strategy gameplay allows players to Command from overhead. Build structures anywhere, collect resources and research upgrades. The marines can build phase gates, sentry turrets and siege cannons to assault the enemy. Aliens can build upgrade chambers, evolve special abilities, lay eggs and plant traps.

Dynamic Environments
Levels change as you play. Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways and causes space station power failure, halting all lifts. Destroying a catwalk's supports causes it to fall, revealing a new route. Use a flamethrower to clear infestation, spin webs to block a passage or weld a bulkhead shut for a last defense. Every game is different.

Unlimited Variations
Flexible game rules and scripting allow you to create your own unique scenarios like "Colonist Rescue", "Alien vs. Alien" or anything else you can dream up. Free automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new levels and abilities.

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To get the mod, you need to own Natural Selection 2. Once you have that, you can download the files automatically by subscribing to the mod at the steam workshop here.

There is a basic GorgeCraft Guide on the steam workshop as well for new players. It does assume you have some knowledge of playing Natural Selection 2, and how to use the gorge to build things.

Have fun playing GorgeCraft, and remember to submit any of your artistic creations for sharing to the world.

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Kommun1st Aug 22 2012 says:

What are the minimum system requirements?

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Mkilbride Oct 11 2012 replied:

If you can run Crysis

You can't run this.

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narutoa123 Oct 14 2012 replied:

what does that mean

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fragfest2012 Oct 23 2012 replied:

It means he is butthurt that his system can't run the game. If you have a good computer, you will be fine.

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narutoa123 Oct 23 2012 replied:

but did he mean if you can't? run crysis, you can't run this?

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fragfest2012 Oct 23 2012 replied:

He meant his system can run Crysis but can't run this game with a playable framerate. Most likely, there is a physical issue with his PC or a driver issue he is having. Regardless, don't let him stop you from buying this amazing game.

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Mkilbride Nov 5 2012 replied:

Yes, which is why Natural Selection 2 is the only game with this problem. I can run BF3 @ 2560 x 1440, with over 100FPS, maxed out, AND 2xAA. Granted, BF3 is made by a huge team, with lots of money, but still.

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narutoa123 Oct 28 2012 replied:

well....that's just too complicated

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johnstar145 Aug 15 2012 says:

um, what was the first before this game was release?

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xinsavior Aug 17 2012 replied:

It was Natural Selection. It was a mod for Half Life, released a while back with basically the same premises as NS2, just with lower graphics and a lot of limitations gameplay-wise. Still probably the most innovative game of its time back then! If you have Half Life, I suggest you give it a try just to see what I mean :)

Though I must say that game did give me motion sickness when I was the aliens.. Haha

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darknigthmare Jun 25 2012 says:

tested the beta and found this game so amazing great work man

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deege123 Jun 15 2012 says:

WHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?????? THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Natural selection was the best! and now they made a sequel!!?

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KarimIO May 2 2012 says:

Hey, guys, I need some support. Not sure where to post this though, but if anyone could help, it'd be much appreciated. I recently gave some money to a friend with access to a credit card to buy the game for me, but he's confused by the site, and so am I.

Should he put in MY email address or his? Should he check buy as gift or not? And will it go to my steam account or be a standalone game?

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ScubaSteve3465 Apr 27 2012 says:

I really wish they would have a sale or some kind of coupon to make this game a bit cheaper. I would love to purchase it, but 35 is kinda much for an indie game. I'm not saying it isn't worth it, I'm just saying some kind of sale or deal would really help those, like me, on a budget.

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Mkilbride Jun 16 2012 replied:

Totally agree.

35$ is so much, even for the finished product they've promised.

20$ would be a far better price tag.

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[TWDEV]_General_Naga Aug 7 2012 replied:

I'm not normally one to jump to a developers defence but having bought the game for 35 USD I have to say I think it's completely justified.

Even as a beta the game feels easily good enough to justify the extra cost. If big studios expect us to pay over the odds for half finished games which are effectively the same why can't Indie developers ask us to pay less for something new and exciting?

A sale would be nice but lets remember folks Indie developers aren't exactly renowned for being cash rich. They need every penny they can get most the time ;)

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