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Creatures (Windows)

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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.

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There are 17 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Creatures: Schaffen Sie k√ľnstliches 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! Suzie Pendlebury (3) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

The Press Says

Game.EXE Mar, 1997 99 out of 100 99
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Electric Playground Jun 11, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jul 16, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 72 out of 100 72
Gamesmania 1996 70 out of 100 70
Svenska PC Gamer Jan, 1997 65 out of 100 65
World Village (Gamer's Zone) 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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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.)
robotriot (8637) added Creatures (Windows) on Jan 03, 2000
Other platforms contributed by WildKard (12149) and evilknievel (698)