User talk:Malt.Chiffon

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What are they, the creatures wiki gives some pretty detailed info on the game, but it's from a stanspoint that would only be helpful to someone who has played the games before...

So what is it about?

-YAY BUNNIES :3 14:23, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Creatures is about breeding and taking care of digital life forms called norns. It takes place in a relatively benign world, which nevertheless has a number of passive and active hazards (including other creatures) which the player must guard against - or not, as they wish.
The creatures have a form of "digital DNA" which determines their drives, instincts and the chemical reactions which sustain them. They may also learn new things as a result of their interaction with the world - for example, they might learn that hot things hurt them, and so should be avoided (unless their DNA is wired to tell them that pain is good - or even allows it to live off pain as a source of nourishment). On mating, the DNA of one parent is mixed with that of another, and parts may be added or removed, which may or may not result in viable offspring.
Like the norns, the world itself is alive, to an extent. It has various scripted objects in the world - food, toys, tools, or even other animals - which the creatures (and sometimes the player) can interact with. The objects may reproduce themselves, or more commonly be created by a parent object.
Creatures is distinguished from similar games in many ways: perhaps the biggest is that the brain, chemical systems and the surrounding world are simulated in far more depth; and death is not only a fact of life, but a common one, though it remains emotionally charged (especially for the target audience).
The game series spawned a wide array of customizations that continues to this day, with hundreds of new breeds of the various species in the game (some looking nothing like the originals), new or modified objects and new worlds for the creatures to inhabit. --GreenReaper(talk) 17:07, 25 March 2008 (UTC)
Oh, thank you, that was a good explanation, I might have to play that now, it sounds quite interesting... But I think once SPORE comes out, Creatures fans might want to migrate to that, as the game has a 'Creature' phase that is very very similar, plus lots more. YAY BUNNIES :3(Malt.Chiffon, talk) 06:01, 26 March 2008 (UTC)