Natural Selection is an action-strategy game for the PC. It is a "Half-life modification", which means it is written on top of the Half-life game engine. "Mods" are a new sort of underground game development that enables small teams to create games using the technology of existing games. This means less expensive and lower risk game development, which allows experimentation and innovation. This arrangement also implies that "mods" are made as art, not for making money. When complete, Natural Selection will be released for free to all owners of Half-life, which is required to play Natural Selection. Game summary Multiplayer-only Half-life mod where one team plays marines and the other plays aliens. The humans must keep their cool and work together to assault an alien-infested spacecraft or colony. Marines vs. marines and aliens vs. aliens scenarios are also supported. "First-person strategy" with a real resource model and consequences for actions....

Natural Selection To Go Gold!

Natural Selection To Go Gold!

Oct 16, 2002 13 comments

An update, was just recieved regarding the greatly anticipated Natural Selection Mod, which has recieved an award right here at the modDB! Anyhow here...

Tons of new ingame screens available

Tons of new ingame screens available

Aug 9, 2002 6 comments

There are plenty of new screenshots upshowing ingame action from Natural Selection's Release Candidate 5. They can be seen at: and There are about 30...

Natural Selection Manual

Natural Selection Manual

Oct 29, 2002 5 comments

The Natural Selection manual is been released! It can be located online, as well as in a zipped download. It is entirely in HTML and covers tons of indepth...

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

Dec 25, 2002 4 comments

Natural Selection website has been updated with the next patch, 1.04. This changes are being tested but here is the full list: - Fixed exploit that allowed...

Natural Selection Interview @ GGMania

Natural Selection Interview @ GGMania

Jul 20, 2003 0 comments

Natural Selection 2.0 Q&A has been posted up on GGMania. The interview is with Ned 'MonsieurEvil' Pyle of the Natural Selection mod team, as he talks...

Natural Selection server files released.

Natural Selection server files released.

Oct 30, 2002 5 comments

Well the moment you guys have been waiting for is just about here! Starting with Server files for Natural Selection! These are the Win32 and Linux files...

NS Release date announced, trailer released.

NS Release date announced, trailer released.

Oct 25, 2002 9 comments

Heres the news straight from the Natural Selection site! It is our pleasure to inform you that Natural Selection will be released October 31st - yes...

Natural Selection Released

Natural Selection Released

Oct 31, 2002 4 comments

Natural Selection has been released, at an estimate of 95MB its worth getting now and playing in a few hours ;) :: Visit the Natural Selection Site and...

Natural Selection - the must knows

Natural Selection - the must knows

Nov 6, 2002 3 comments

The Interview you've been waiting for, and wanting.

v3.0

v3.0

Mar 5, 2005 9 comments

It's been a long time coming, but the Natural Selection people have done it again with the release of Version 3.0 of the highly rated Half-Life modification...

3.0 Trailer

3.0 Trailer

Feb 22, 2005 5 comments

In anticipation of Natural Selection 3.0, the Natural Selection team have released the official 3.0 game trailer! Hi-res version (22 megs) Jarhedz Brywright.co.uk...

Single Player NS

Single Player NS

Jun 16, 2003 7 comments

Hey all Just thought I mighet let you in on the business of SP NS - for those of you that don't use the ns.org mapping forums first, keep and eye on this...

Natural Selection Patch 1.2 Released

Natural Selection Patch 1.2 Released

Nov 18, 2002 4 comments

The latest patch for Natural Selection has been released, fixing several bugs and adding a 50% performance boost to servers running it (thats what they...

Natural Selection 1.03 Patch Released

Natural Selection 1.03 Patch Released

Nov 29, 2002 5 comments

The new patch for Natural Selection has been released. Again, this is a server-side only patch, but balances play a little more and adds some new stuff...

Beta 6 and team update

Beta 6 and team update

Oct 26, 2004 0 comments

With NS v3.0 beta 5 out the door, the NS development team is already hard at work on beta 6. After a development meeting that laid out the foundation...

B6 News (Nov 9)

B6 News (Nov 9)

Nov 15, 2004 0 comments

Well, the time is finally upon us, time to deliver some news about B6 that contains actual content from the build. While many balance issues are still...

New B6 News (Nov 12)

New B6 News (Nov 12)

Nov 15, 2004 0 comments

Oh boy, it's like a religious holiday held in December (I am "Politically Correct Man").. I'm back with more B6 news. O Sieges no...

Damage Types in NS2

Damage Types in NS2

Jun 6, 2010 19 comments

Hey everyone, I wanted to discuss damage types in NS2 briefly, and it's a bit much to discuss properly for tweet.

The Shotgun

The Shotgun

Jun 8, 2010 58 comments

We thought we'd take a moment to show you the updated version of one of the favorite weapons from NS1 (unless you were a Skulk...) - the Shotgun.

Design of ns2_tram

Design of ns2_tram

Jun 18, 2010 8 comments

For today's update we would like to focus on "Tram", one of several maps currently in development. This full sized NS2 map will ship with the Alpha, so...

NS2 Alpha Date Set!

NS2 Alpha Date Set!

Jul 13, 2010 27 comments

As you all know, we strongly value our ties to you, the community. When we released NS v1.0 after 18 months (games were easier back then!), in some ways...

3.2 Public Beta

3.2 Public Beta

Nov 23, 2006 4 comments

Due to the nature of the balance changes we're making in NS v3.2, we've decided to open up testing in a public beta so we can get more feedback...

NS2 Tech Preview: Dynamic Infestation

NS2 Tech Preview: Dynamic Infestation

Dec 1, 2006 4 comments

Max has posted an NS development blog showcasing one of the new features currently being prototyped for Natural Selection 2. There is some information...

Natural Selection v3.2 Beta2 Released for public testing

Natural Selection v3.2 Beta2 Released for public testing

Jan 9, 2007 2 comments

We are proud to release beta2 of Natural Selection v3.2! We intend this to be the last public beta as the next set of changes will be released as the...

Natural Selection 3.2 Release: Friday March 2nd @ 4pm PST

Natural Selection 3.2 Release: Friday March 2nd @ 4pm PST

Feb 26, 2007 1 comment

We are excited to announce that we are releasing version 3.2 this Friday. Our good friends over at NSRadio.net are going to throw a release party with...

Natural Selection Source Code Released!

Natural Selection Source Code Released!

Jan 23, 2014 2 comments

The source code for Natural Selection is now available to anyone, free of charge. Head on over to GitHub to get it. You can use it to make your own version...

Natural Selection source code now available!

Natural Selection source code now available!

Jan 23, 2014 10 comments

Unknown Worlds released the source code of Natural Selection and it is now free to download.

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