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aka: Creatures: Crea e alleva la tua vita artificiale., Creatures: Create Real Life on Your PC, Creatures: Create and breed your own artificial life., Creatures: Schaffen Sie k├╝nstliches Leben in Ihrem Computer!
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Description official descriptions

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, teach them how to speak, how to use toys or an elevator, how to eat, and so on. They will eventually grow older, reproduce 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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Credits (Windows version)

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Designed and Conceived by
Creative Input
Lead Programmer
Background Design
Model Construction
  • Complete Fabrications
Background Rendering
Additional Graphics
Creature Design
Introduction Sequence
[ full credits ]



Average score: 71% (based on 28 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 40 ratings with 1 reviews)

Amazing! My favorite game EVER!

The Good
This game is COOL. I absolutely love tinkering with the genetics of my Creatures! And breeding them- the offspring are always interesting!

The Bad
It crashes occasionally on my computer, but that's all I don't like.

The Bottom Line
This is an artficial life simulation with monkey-ish animals called Norns. I have been playing this game for 4 years straight and I'm still not bored with it! Try it out- even thought it's not the latest version (I can't find anywhere selling creatures 2 in Australia so I can't compare them for you, sorry!) it will still amaze you!

Windows · by Suzie Pendlebury (2) · 2003


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'.


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

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  • Creatures Wiki
    Creatures encyclopedia maintained by community members.
  • 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.

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by robotriot.

Macintosh, Windows 3.x added by Shoddyan. PlayStation, Game Boy Advance added by evilknievel.

Additional contributors: Rambutaan, formercontrib, Macs Black, Patrick Bregger, Malkin, Danfer.

Game added January 3rd, 2000. Last modified August 15th, 2023.