Announcement: NS2HD Journey - Join us!

HughHugh CameramanSan Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,616Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer admin
The launch of ns2hd.com
G'day everyone!

The Big-Unannounced-Event is here! Alex and I (Hugh) are off to San Francisco to spend a week with Unknown Worlds Entertainment. I'm typing this post out at Sydney International Airport, waiting for our United 747.

Check out our new website here. You can also see the announcement video on youtube here.

We're going to bring you closer to UWE than you've ever gotten before. We're going to zoom right in on Brian's chops, and Brian's beard. We're fans like you, and this is all about answering your questions, and showing you inside the studio developing the game we love.

You can contact us @NS2HD on twitter, at contact@ns2hd.com, here on the forums, and in the comments section on our new website. We'll have a reliable internet connection in about 36 hours.

Here we go!
The fastest way to contact me is via @hugh_jeremy on Twitter! Add me on Steam: Strayan. I do not check forum PMs.
Keep up to date on what is going on with: Unknown Worlds | Natural Selection 2 | Subnautica
Chat with the UWE team: Charlie | Max | Brian 1 | Cory | Brian A | Dushan | Lukas | Steve
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  • fmponefmpone Join Date: 2011-07-05 Member: 108086Posts: 928Members, Squad Five Blue
    Good production values on that intro vid, can't wait to see similar footage from the offices and of San Francisco.
  • IeptBarakatIeptBarakat The most difficult name to speak ingame. Join Date: 2009-07-10 Member: 68107Posts: 2,127Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow
    A bridge.

    Hopefully we get some exclusive reveals. :D
  • konatakonata Join Date: 2011-08-24 Member: 118296Posts: 862Members
    Is this going to be as silly as the last visit of are you aiming for a more focused, development driven video approach?
    ~ Konata

    À tellement bien mentir, on finit par se croire
  • Cyberwarrior00785Cyberwarrior00785 Join Date: 2010-02-20 Member: 70651Posts: 209Members
    nice a big step forward in the ns2 department to match the recent builds
  • DrummerDrummer Join Date: 2004-02-18 Member: 26654Posts: 840Members
    i wanna be the first to predict that this "big event visit" thing will be leading up to onos + jp into ns2! maybe even the exosuit! want my heavy train!
    image
    It's true. I love to crush the hopes and dreams of others, and feed off their tears.

    --Cory
  • BacillusBacillus Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58241Posts: 2,714Members
    QUOTE (konata @ Dec 4 2011, 06:42 AM) »
    Is this going to be as silly as the last visit of are you aiming for a more focused, development driven video approach?

    I'd definitely appreciate a move towards more serious content. Less ping pong and more actual substance.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,873Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts admin
    NS2HD is a fan, like all of us. He's going to be himself, as he should be.

    Great stuff Hugh! :D Looking forward to all the videos and the new site!

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • PsiWarpPsiWarp Gifted Gorge Richmond, B.C., Canada Join Date: 2010-08-28 Member: 73810Posts: 1,566Members
    edited December 2011
    Awesome news, I hope you and Alex have a blast over at UWE-land!

    Oh, don't forget to interview Dushan. Do get us in-depth detail about his unhealthy amount of pleasure from programming!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    edited December 2011
    I wanna see

    Onos
    Jet pack
    Exo suit
    More of the new maps

    good luck with that!

    Some hopefully constructive criticism of the video.

    Work on the transitions. Cutting from one scene standing in a poorly lit room to another in an airport looks bad. It was all about travelling so you should have been moving in the video, put the camera on a luggage trolley or something. Don't just put it on a tripod and talk - that's lecturing. Don't read a script. You can write one but do not read from it.

    Sound needs some work too. The voice overs should match the camera recorded audio, match in the way you speak and the sound quality.

    Try to involve more people in the videos. Go up to random people (preferably people who resemble your audience) and get their thoughts on the game. Millions of people will have heard of Natural Selection so you may strike lucky and find a fan.

    Don't go too far off on a tangent. Keep it focused on the game without losing your own character.

    Always show footage of the game (where it will work).
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  • Raptor091288Raptor091288 Join Date: 2002-07-15 Member: 955Posts: 170Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Wait... UWE is in San Francisco? WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS

    ...I used to live like 2 hours south of them. But then I moved to Colorado (Not by choice mind you) so now I'm as far away as possible from EVERYTHING on either coast.

    Oh, and cool video. I'll be watching the rest.
  • WizardHUNWizardHUN Join Date: 2011-10-23 Member: 128903Posts: 71Members
    Oh god. May NS2HD will reveal that UWE guys are half-aliens and they create the game to make humanity familiar with their race. They tap the buttons with their little claws. Cant wait to see the truth!
  • DestroidDestroid Join Date: 2011-10-25 Member: 129240Posts: 122Members
    Nice production but surely you could find something a little less generic for the music? I feel like I've heard the tune a billion times in a billion TV shows.
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,448Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (Destroid @ Dec 4 2011, 12:37 PM) »
    Nice production but surely you could find something a little less generic for the music? I feel like I've heard the tune a billion times in a billion TV shows.

    Generic free Commercial use music t'be, he's got YouTube watching him as a hawk you know :P


    Good stuff Hugh and Alex! This is going to be Huge and... All exceptional! image
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  • konatakonata Join Date: 2011-08-24 Member: 118296Posts: 862Members
    QUOTE (peregrinus @ Dec 4 2011, 10:04 AM) »
    Millions of people will have heard of Natural Selection so you may strike lucky and find a fan.


    NS is not CoD. I could ask anyone on the street their thoughts on CoD... people will think I am a crazy when I talk about this "NS".
    ~ Konata

    À tellement bien mentir, on finit par se croire
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (konata @ Dec 4 2011, 03:06 PM) »
    NS is not CoD. I could ask anyone on the street their thoughts on CoD... people will think I am a crazy when I talk about this "NS".


    I said approach people who might be gamers. Millions of gamers will have heard the name Natural Selection.

    Would be fun too going up to an 80 year old and getting their thoughts on the alien models, ask them what they think the gorge does and such. If you have a camera and are making a show about the game nobody will think you're crazy.

    TBH if someone random started to talk to me about CoD and they weren't 12 I'd think they're weird!
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  • SyknikSyknik InversionNS2.com Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2064Posts: 520Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow
    Awesome stuff NS2HD.

    I am curious though on as to how you'll be using your website.. will you be using it for anything specific or just to show updates on your videos or something... Or will you be doing a lot more with it?

    Anywho's safe flight!
    Current Team: Titus - titus | Syknik!
  • lunsluns Join Date: 2010-12-05 Member: 75502Posts: 804Members
    i'm guessing you are finally going to work for unknown worlds?
  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,616Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer admin
    A bridge! :)

    No, I'm not working for Unknown Worlds, we are here as fans and we've paid our way ourselves. We're here to produce fantastic NS2 material for you to enjoy :) Some of it will be professional, some of it will be fun. For example, the video I just put up of Alex poking me on the plane is just a bit of fun. Tomorrow we head into the UWE office and you can look forward to some great stuff soon.

    Think of my last visit as a practice run. This time, it's the real deal!
    The fastest way to contact me is via @hugh_jeremy on Twitter! Add me on Steam: Strayan. I do not check forum PMs.
    Keep up to date on what is going on with: Unknown Worlds | Natural Selection 2 | Subnautica
    Chat with the UWE team: Charlie | Max | Brian 1 | Cory | Brian A | Dushan | Lukas | Steve
  • konatakonata Join Date: 2011-08-24 Member: 118296Posts: 862Members
    QUOTE (NS2HD @ Dec 5 2011, 06:25 AM) »
    Think of my last visit as a practice run. This time, it's the real deal!


    That answered my question quite nicely :)
    ~ Konata

    À tellement bien mentir, on finit par se croire
  • ScardyBobScardyBob ScardyBob Join Date: 2009-11-25 Member: 69528Posts: 4,983Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow mod
    QUOTE (NS2HD @ Dec 4 2011, 08:25 PM) »
    A bridge! :)

    You may have A bridge, but you don't have THE (golden gate) bridge :)

    Also, congrats on the website and good luck with UWE filming!
  • pSyk0mAnpSyk0mAn Nerdish by Nature Germany Join Date: 2003-08-07 Member: 19166Posts: 1,435Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver
    Enjoy your week at UWE's.
    Looking forward to your video updates and to more stuff/features on your new website!
    NS2 Map in progress, ns2_summit

    Spark tutorial for curved floors/corridors (included in the map thread in the last section of the 1st post)
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,448Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (NS2HD @ Dec 5 2011, 04:25 AM) »
    Think of my last visit as a practice run. This time, it's the real deal!

    I just hope you won't wash up on shore again with Cory poking you both with a stick! Or maybe I do >insert evil grin here<

    You're sure you're in SanFran this time around? I mean you're in serious jet lag territory, imagine you're just seeing what you want to see and are actually somewhere else *DUN DUN DUUUUN*
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  • RUben1RUben1 Join Date: 2010-11-24 Member: 75246Posts: 71Members
    Anyone seen the Onos and new investation?? Oh boy!
  • NixxenNixxen Join Date: 2004-02-11 Member: 26401Posts: 109Members
    QUOTE (Alex)
    Why no mention of the game in my first impression post? What is my impression of the development of Natural Selection 2 on the first day?

    The development of NS2 cannot be defined by the state of the game on any given day. Not because the lights in the office are still on in the wee hours of the morning and well into the night, which they are. Not because the game evolves and grows at a breakneck pace, which it does. Not because the challenge is great, which it is. But because it is defined by its people.

    Watching this crew work, it becomes obvious that you are not just watching a bunch of blokes clocking in, doing their job, and clocking off. You are watching a tight knit devoted team live and breathe the world they are creating. You are watching the game itself.


    Brought a tear to my eye :)
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    NS2HD the website link in your signature is broken

    Off to watch the new vids on youtube!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS20GJ-NgpI...mp;feature=plcp
  • Electr0Electr0 Join Date: 2011-10-31 Member: 130337Posts: 349Members
    Im looking forward to see what else is revealed, so far we've heard auto downloading is coming and seen a little bit of the the onos in action, hopefully proper video capture of play testing is next.
  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CA Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,616Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer admin
    Thanks for the heads up about my broken sig guys, should be fixed now!

    Be sure to check my twitter feed occasionally, as I am posting non-video updates on the blog as well as my more usual videos!
    The fastest way to contact me is via @hugh_jeremy on Twitter! Add me on Steam: Strayan. I do not check forum PMs.
    Keep up to date on what is going on with: Unknown Worlds | Natural Selection 2 | Subnautica
    Chat with the UWE team: Charlie | Max | Brian 1 | Cory | Brian A | Dushan | Lukas | Steve
  • BroseidonBroseidon Join Date: 2011-07-18 Member: 110935Posts: 128Members
    Just a thought but were are you guys sleeping? Don't get the wrong idea I'm just curious.
    Steam: Calleohr
  • konatakonata Join Date: 2011-08-24 Member: 118296Posts: 862Members
    QUOTE (Broseidon @ Dec 6 2011, 10:21 PM) »
    Just a thought but were are you guys sleeping? Don't get the wrong idea I'm just curious.


    Rough. They strap their backpacks around them and go on over to Union Square park where they enjoy warm evenings on the bench.
    ~ Konata

    À tellement bien mentir, on finit par se croire
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,448Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (Broseidon @ Dec 6 2011, 08:21 PM) »
    Just a thought but were are you guys sleeping? Don't get the wrong idea I'm just curious.

    Cory has this box from the PT's paper-mâché gorge... No need to worry image
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