Black and White
Black and White and its sequel, Black and White 2, are computer games that were produced by Lionhead Studios, Ltd. Both are "God games" from the "father" of the genre, Peter Molyneaux. The first game was nominated for the 2001 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Game.
In both games, the player is a god and gets a creature (an anthropomorphic animal) to be his assistant early in the game. The player raises his creature to be good or evil.