The original NS story

Posted by charlie 9 years ago

I was looking through my files today, and came across an old story I wrote. It was dated May 3rd, 2000, which means it was written before I started working on the first Natural Selection. It’s the first thing written for the game and I remember writing it in one sitting.

Reading it again, I can see how some of the ideas and themes that made it into NS (and NS2) were present. The idea of resources (“RUs”), a mix of non-combat and combat (building and downtime), and the idea that you are completely depending on your team mates.

There is also some schlocky drama, some questionable writing, some missed goals (“play easily”!) and lots of Aliens references. It’s not …

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