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....

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Natural Selection SinglePlayer Storyline

Natural Selection SinglePlayer Storyline

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A story outline made by o0t0o & DeAtH_tO_gOrDoN, originally was going to be for a NS Single Player mod that was never released except for a source...

Natural Selection Source Code Released!

Natural Selection Source Code Released!

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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!

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

NS2 Alpha Date Set!

NS2 Alpha Date Set!

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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...

Design of ns2_tram

Design of ns2_tram

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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...

The Shotgun

The Shotgun

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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.

Damage Types in NS2

Damage Types in NS2

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

7 Years of Natural Selection

7 Years of Natural Selection

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Today 7 faithful years ago a few gentlemen gathered together to release a mod that simply took the gaming and modding community by storm.

Transmission 11393

Transmission 11393

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James from Cry of fear, MuddaSheep from Half-Quake, L4D maps and the secret behind the numbers. We have it all.

10 Years of Half-Life

10 Years of Half-Life

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After 10 years, we look back at everything that the original Half-Life has given us.

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

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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...

Mods of 2006 - Player's Choice

Mods of 2006 - Player's Choice

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80,000 votes. 4,000 mods. Over the course of 2 months, gamers from across the globe came together to decide which mods rank as the epitome of what our...

Natural Selection v3.2 Beta2 Released for public testing

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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...

NS2 Tech Preview: Dynamic Infestation

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

3.2 Public Beta

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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...

Mods of 2005

Mods of 2005

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This competition needs no introduction. For the past month the community has been voting for their favorite mods. The votes were cast and the results...

v3.0

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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

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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...

Mods of 2004

Mods of 2004

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After 2 months, 8 thousand votes and 1.4 million mod profile visitors, the 2004 Golden Spanner Mod of the Year Awards have been decided, by you the visitors...

New B6 News (Nov 12)

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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...

B6 News (Nov 9)

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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...

Beta 6 and team update

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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...

HiveMind Interview

HiveMind Interview

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We pick Cha0s C0ntr0L's brain in an interview on his latest MetaMod Plugin for Half-Life's popular mod, Natural Selection.

Mods of 2003

Mods of 2003

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With 2003 almost behind us, it is time to look at the year that was 'modification explode' and scope out what captured gamers imaginations, hearts and...

Natural Selection Interview @ GGMania

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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...

Single Player NS

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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...

Mods of 2002

Mods of 2002

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With 2002 now behind us, it is time to look at the year that was 'modification style' and scope out what captured gamers imaginations, hearts and of course...

Natural Selection

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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 1.03 Patch Released

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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...

Natural Selection Patch 1.2 Released

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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...

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