Today is a big milestone for Unknown Worlds: we’ve just released the NS2 “Engine Test” to everyone that has pre-ordered the game. This is the first version of the game and game engine that will allow you to run around on a couple small maps and fire the rifle at animated dummy targets.
This will help us test our technology to make sure we get it running smoothly on a wide variety of computers. Grab it now! (http://www.naturalselection2.com/download)
The first time you run it, you’ll need to enter your NS2 game key (sent after ordering the game). If you’ve lost your game key you can retrieve it here (http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/retrieve).
This release will also allow you to load up any map you build and run around it. Finally, enterprising mod-makers will also be able to start hacking around with the game script code that comes with it, although this is not meant as an official mod release.
We’re looking forward to your feedback (http://tinyurl.com/ns2feedback) and we hope you enjoy this firstlook at the cool technology behind the game!
-The NS2 Team