Unknown Worlds News


Subnautica Sound Designer Fired For Making 'Hateful Statements'

By Kevin Tucker, Feb 07, 2018 1:30pm PST

The designer behind Subnautica's audio is no longer part of the Unknown Worlds crew.


"This guy was also involved in Charlize Theron's car crash on the set of Boogie Nights. The whole ..."

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Subnautica screenshots show off Natural Selection dev's underwater explorer

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 15, 2014 12:15pm PDT

Natural Selection dev Unknown Worlds' next game is quite different from their first. Subnautica is an "open world underwater exploration and construction game," where players will have to dive through the depths to collect resources while avoiding creatures.


Natural Selection 2 brings back Eclipse

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 20, 2013 6:00am PST

Some FPS maps are stamped into the spatial memory of their players forever: DM6; 2Fort; Q2DM1; Urban; Wake Island; de_dust. For me, ns_eclipse from Natural Selection is up there too, so how wonderful it's now in the mod's commercial sequel. Developer Unknown Worlds yesterday...


Natural Selection dev reveals deep sea explorer Subnautica

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2013 8:00am PST

Unknown Worlds' first commercial game was a sequel to its lovely mod Natural Selection, but its second shall be quite different indeed. The developer is diving deep with Subnautica, which it describes as an "open world underwater exploration and construction game" about expl...


Natural Selection 2 holds free weekend; trying to crowdfund free updates

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm PDT

What does your indie team do when you have bills to pay but still want to focus on your pride and joy? Rather turn to paid DLC or start work on a sequel, Natural Selection 2 developer Unknown Worlds is trying a spot more crowdfunding to keep the FPS-RTS's free updates rollin...


Natural Selection 2 free weekend starts today

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2013 6:45am PDT

Hey, you! Have you played Natural Selection 2 yet? If you fancy giving the FPS-RTS a go, today's your lucky day, as it'll be free for all and sundry to try and play on Steam from this morning until Sunday. To put a cherry on top, developer Unknown Worlds is cutting the price...


"Oops, just submitted this as a tip before noticing it here. Yay for indie support!"

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Natural Selection 2 dev warns of buying fraudulent keys

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 08, 2013 10:30am PST

There are, on this big wide Internet, shadowy sites which sell game keys a fair bit cheaper than other stores. While some seem legitimate-ish in a 'grey area' sort of way, apparently reselling keys from regions where games are cheaper, others are downright illegal. Natural S...


"No it is not. It is standard practice. Chargebacks are something that is heavily discouraged and ..."

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Natural Selection 2 'Gorgeous' update hatches today

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 28, 2013 6:45am PST

A hefty update for Natural Selection 2 hatches today, bringing everything from bug fixes and a new map to exosuit railguns and hordes of screeching deathbugs. Developer Unknown Worlds describes the free 'Gorgeous' update as "much bigger" than any since its October launch. To...


"I think I might have to pick this back up. This looks like a huge improvement. I just wish I ..."

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Natural Selection 2 launch bumped up to today

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 30, 2012 6:00am PDT

Halloween is a time for surprises so, with that in mind, boo! Sci-fi FPS-RPG Natural Selection 2 was due to emerge from its leathery egg on that fateful day but, developer Unknown Worlds has announced, is coming early. Only a little, given that Halloween is tomorrow, but it'...


"They said the same thing with NS1, 8v8. We only played 15v15 or 16v16 and they were way WAY ..."

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Natural Selection 2 hatching on Halloween

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT

The spookiest treat of Halloween 2002 was the very first release of Natural Selection for Half-Life, a throughly splendid asymmetrical FPS-RTS. Now, developer Unknown Worlds has announced that it'll release the commercial sequel Natural Selection 2 on that very naughty night...


"It's actually going to happen. That is awesome. So many games to play."

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Natural Selection 2 giving 45,000 free copies to pre-orderers

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 06, 2012 7:30am PDT

Multiplayer-only games live or die on their ability to draw a lasting playerbase, but this can be tricky when you've only got the resources of a small indie studio at hand. Unknown Worlds is tackling this head-on before it can even become an issue for Natural Selection 2, ha...


"From the Steam Store Page: Minimum: OS:Windows 7 32/64-bit / Vista 32/64 / XP ..."

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Natural Selection 2 exosuit stomps out

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 28, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Unknown Worlds still won't say quite when Natural Selection 2's supposedly "imminent" release will be, the FPS-RTS must be approaching as the final big content patch for the pre-order beta is about to stomp out. Oh yes, stomp out indeed, as it adds a mighty exosuit for the m...


"yeah he can. they just re-added that this patch. takes tres now though instead of pres. not sure ..."

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Natural Selection 2 hatching this summer

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 06, 2012 6:00am PST

FPS-RTS Natural Selection 2's long gestation will end this summer, when Unknown Worlds' multiplayer evolve 'em up hatches on PC, Mac and Linux.


"i was gonna post a picture of the screen you see when an onos devours you but i couldn't find ..."

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