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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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A Gorge made in GorgeCraft

I am so excited to be announce the official release of GorgeCraft. It is 2 years today since the very first prototype build was released on here, and it has been a wonderful experience developing the mod. There have been many changes of direction and some inspiring mistakes, which have made the journey so thoroughly fascinating and enjoyable.

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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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OhNoesBunnies! Feb 5 2012 says:

I was going to pre-order this game,

but when I asked around on some fan forums about female models among other things, I encountered an extreme amount of sexism, and was even warned off by a friend who currently plays the beta, that the game is very 'female' unfriendly and extremely competitive.

Is this true? I may very well avoid this game if this is the case. I've rarely encountered a game with such a bad rep and absurd amount of trolling that's being suggested here..

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BlueSunsleader Mar 4 2012 replied:

lol there are plenty of games with plenty of trolls plz don't get upset over the internet. xD

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Mkilbride Feb 11 2012 replied:

Yeah, I'd recommend staying away. Female models don't make sense due to it being Marines is all. At least in the current U.S Army, female soldiers are never sent on combat missions, merely on defensive ones. That's just the way of the world current. I think a female marine model would look incredibly weird and out of place in Natural Selection.

I haven't seen anyone bashing females in the game, or on the forums...and if you haven't encounted a game with such bad rep and trolling, you must not play alot of games. This barely has any...compared to something like WoW, or Call of Duty, or Halo, ect, or heck, Counter-Strike. Those are far worse.

I'd say pre-order it if you want a fun game to play(but wait for a sale, or something, 35$ is far to much!), but don't expect there to ever be female models.

And all females in games will always get some flak from fellow players. Just how it goes.

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Darklord42 Mar 3 2012 replied:

I'll have you know they did make one. Don't know if it's in game though as I never looked before. I'm sure it will be though if it isn't.

You should pm the Devs they will have more info. They are very friendly and accommodating to their fans. Their whole model is based around fan communication.

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SabreXT Feb 16 2012 replied:

I disagree that gamers are sexist, most people online will be as big an arsehole as possible reguardless of age, sex or race. No reason to single females out.

But my main disagreement is with the idea that a game doesn't have a female character it's sexist. The complaint wouldn't work if reversed. If I said "There are no playible guys in tomb raider. Therefore it's sexist against men." I'd rightly be laughed at for making such a rediculous argument.

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Reinevan Feb 4 2012 says:

What I need to do, to play this cool thing?

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Mkilbride Feb 4 2012 replied:

Pre-order it at their website.

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fragfest2012 Feb 2 2012 says:

Guys, this looks awesome, you are really close to securing my pre-order!

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climber68 Jan 14 2012 says:

I just bought the beta today, and its awsome. I just have one problem. After you get a creature or upgrade once, you should always have it.
(with the exeption of the fade and the onos)

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Roh Dec 12 2011 buried:


Really, really, really want to buy this. But Im broke. And wary after the fail that was RO2. Come on fellas! Give us a sale on individual pre-orders this year instead of a deal on two like last year. Please!

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Roh Dec 22 2011 buried:


No sale huh? Meh I give up. Maybe I'll take a look if it ever reaches a stable, features complete release state I'll buy it.. But Im not taking that much money for a beta that may never be.


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-HollywooD- Feb 3 2012 replied:

That may never be? You can't be serious. Considering the amount of work they've already done and the fact it's perfectly playable (And the little fact of being completely independent; more or less funded by its buyers completely) they certainly deserve every penny. Good work Unknown Worlds.

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Mkilbride Feb 3 2012 replied:

It's up to each and every person to decide if it's worth every penny. It may be to you, but not to others.

I got it on sale for 17$ and felt happy with that price. I wouldn't have bought it @ 35$ though, not at all, not even at full release.

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