The indie game studios Wolfire Games and Unknown Worlds have just announced that their upcoming games Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2 are available for preorder with alpha access for both games at the price of one ! just for 40USD !
This offer is for a limited time of 6 days – so hurry up !
Overgrowth will definitely have a GNU/Linux client and although Natural Selection 2 GNU/Linux client hasn’t yet confirmed there is a high chance – and it will be much higher if you’ll preorder now.
In ANY case you will get the GNU/Linux, MacOS and Windows clients for both games (if NS2 will have one – that is…).
You can always post at NS2 forums and try to make them commit to a GNU/Linux client before preordering (if you do this quick, you only got 6 days) , there is also a huge NS2 GNU/Linux thread, so I would say that the chances are pretty high.
Wolfire is an independent team of four guys, working non-stop to create the best ninja rabbit game possible: Overgrowth. Instead of licensing someone else’s engine, we’ve built our own from scratch, so that we can custom tailor every feature to support our innovative, combat-based gameplay. Please click on the screenshots to scope out how it looks so far. You can see more in-depth demonstrations of our technology on Wolfire’s YouTube channel.
Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Overgrowth will be a seamless integration of brutal close quarters combat and fluid platforming. Powered by our brand new Phoenix Engine, Overgrowth will have cutting edge graphics, brutal physics, realistic AI and intuitive combat controls that will immerse players and tap into their primal survival instincts.
We’ve spent the past year building the core of the Phoenix Engine. We’ve added a lot of slick features like our off-the-grid optimized terrain with normal-mapped detail textures, direct lighting, ambient occlusion, realistic lens flares, volumetric haze, innovative plant shading and rendering techniques. We’ve also thrown in a complete editor suite to go with it. Our integrated map editor, decal editor, sky editor, rigging editor and animation editor make modding a breeze. Combat is coming soon.
Natural Selection 2
Natural Selection 2 is the follow-up to the most popular independent mod for Half-life which won Gamespy’s Mod of the Year. It is a multiplayer first-person shooter with unique real-time strategy elements and is being developed on its own custom engine called Spark.
The game features truly unique sides (Marines vs. Aliens), dynamic environments (including alien “infestation” that grows and deforms environments during the course of the game) and real-time strategy (some players can choose to play from the top-down as Commanders!).
It will also be the most moddable game ever released and will include most of the game’s source code (in Lua script) along with all the programming and art tools we are using to build the game. We expect the mod scene to explode and offer unlimited variations, mods and entirely new games. We will also release many updates to keep the core game fresh with new maps, weapons and abilities.
Unknown Worlds is a small company dedicated to bringing you the best games possible. We are known for working closely with our community and like to release our tools as soon as they are ready for feedback. We recently released our editor and environment art to all our pre-orderers and are looking forward to releasing our other tools and our alpha to you as well!
Your pre-order of Natural Selection 2 allows us to remain independent and able to release the best game possible. We would not be here today without you and your support so we offer our deeply-felt thanks!
Natural Selection 2
NS2 GNU/Linux Thread
Thread about the pack on NS2 forums – post here about your wish to have a GNU/Linux client
Natural Selection 2 – Sci-Fi Online RTS/FPS
LGN interview with Wolfire Games