New web server and upcoming content tools
We’ve been so busy coding, Facebooking and Tweeting that we haven’t posted here in awhile. Well it may not look any different, unknownworlds.com is now running on a very fast new linux machine so we can scale with demand. We saw a bit of downtime with the release of our teaser a month ago and we don’t want that to happen again. We’ve definitely outgrown our old machine and with help from the NS community and some local friends, this new server is up and running and faster than ever! I hope we’re ready to handle tons of traffic.
We are hard at work getting our content tools (level editor, cinematic editor, model viewer and builder) shippable so we can give them out to everyone that pre-ordered Natural Selection 2. We want to give you guys an early peek at our technology so you can get up to speed with the tools and so you’re ready to mod the heck out of NS2 when it’s released. We’re also hoping to get lots of feedback so we can make sure the tools are useful, intuitive and pleasant to use.
Along with these tools, we’re planning on releasing our environment artwork (textures and models) and NS2 mapping guidelines so the community can start making maps. We did this a looong time ago with the NS Technology Release and it worked out fantastically. Of the 20 maps that ended up in NS1, well over half were from the community! Right now we’re only giving out this stuff to those that pre-ordered (the NSTR was free for everyone) but we hope to give out the NS2 tools for free to everyone in the future.
If you see any problems with the new site please let us know (email@example.com)! Over and out.