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Creatures

Genre
Perspective
MobyRank MobyScore
Windows 3.x
...
3.3
Macintosh
...
4.1
Game Boy Advance
...
3.3
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Description

Creatures is a biological simulation. You start with six eggs of Norns, cute little creatures who live in an imaginary world. Your task is to give them knowledge about the world they live in, learn them how to speak, how to use toys, an elevator, how to eat etc. They will eventually grow older, reproduce themselves and die. The game uses its own genetics system, as well as biochemical and neurological calculations to determine the evolution of Norns and the way their DNA would develop in their descendants.

Screenshots

Creatures PlayStation Start menu
Creatures PlayStation Tram
Creatures PlayStation Teaching it to grab something.
Creatures PlayStation Teleporter

Alternate Titles

  • "Creatures: Schaffen Sie künstliches Leben in Ihrem Computer!" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Creatures: Create Real Life on Your PC" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Creatures: Create and breed your own artificial life." -- UK tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Amazing! My favorite game EVER! Windows Suzie Pendlebury (3)

The Press Says

Game.EXE Windows Mar, 1997 99 out of 100 99
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Electric Playground Windows Jun 11, 1997 9 out of 10 90
Planet Gameboy.de Game Boy Advance Jan 20, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Macintosh Jun 05, 2004 B 75
Gamesmania Windows 1996 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Jan 10, 2002 14 out of 20 70
PC Joker Windows 3.x Jan, 1997 66 out of 100 66
PSX Nation PlayStation Dec 29, 2002 53 out of 100 53

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Trivia

Douglas Adams

The front of the UK box has this testimonial:

The same processes which gave rise to life in the real world have been modelled in software and the results are awe-inspiring." - Douglas Adams, author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'.

Eggs

The original Windows release came with an egg disk on which a number of Norn eggs were saved that could be transported into the game. This, however, caused them to be permanently erased from the original egg disk. Later releases and patches of the game featured an egg generator which randomly created Norn eggs and their genetic information.

Information also contributed by Little Yoda

Related Web Sites

  • Creatures (official website)
  • openc2e (openc2e is a free and open-source game engine designed to be compatible with the various engines used in the Creatures series of artificial life games. It supports games such as Creatures, Creatures 2, Creatures 3 and Docking Station, on many different platforms.)
Contributed to by WildKard (12146), evilknievel (698) and robotriot (8637)