Creatures Caves
downloads   gallery   dev   community   forum   mycaves
2014 ccsf
chat | help | contact | wiki | post news
Welcome, Guest 
2014 creatures community spirit festival
 
Welcome to Creatures Caves! Your #1 resource for the Creatures artificial life game series, including:
Creatures, Creatures 2, Creatures 3, Docking Station, and the upcoming Creatures Online.
 
Latest Discussions
- How to install DS?
- Is this a game?
- Can't Make Emitters Emit
Search News

  
Gallery Updates

view images
Newest Downloads
Patch Plant: Mistletoe (DS Living COB)  Artemia Grendels (Pack DS Grendel)  Artemia Sea (C3DS Metaroom)

Comments Feed Update   Rascii | 12/17/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  7

For those of you who preferred the 'traditional' comments feed in My Caves (being notified when anyone posts a comment on any post), you can now switch back to this format. Simply go to your settings, change Comments Count to "enable (all comments)" and then click the "save notification/subscription preferences" button.

If you prefer only being notified when someone comments on one of your posts, you can leave the preference set to "enable (comments on my posts only)".

Depending on which option you choose, your comments feed will also default on showing the corresponding comments when you click on the page. If you have any questions or feedback, please comment on this new post.

Don't forget that regardless of which option you have selected in Settings, you can always view either All Comments or Comments on My Posts Only by using the filter at the top of the comments feed.
 
12 Days of Creatures Christmas!   Ghosthande | 12/14/2014discuss  4 comments  4  log in to like post  9

12 Days of Creatures Christmas!I'm proud to announce that the 12 Days of Creatures Christmas begins today at Breeders Beware!

This is an online advent calendar, except instead of having little chocolates inside, each window contains a special Creatures goodie. Come back every day from December 14 to December 25 to find a new Christmas-themed agent for you to download!

You can also check out the forum thread for more information on the downloads as they are released.
 
CCSF 2014 Day 15: Merry Sheemas!   KittyTikara | 12/12/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  6

Merry Sheemas!Merry Sheemas everyone, it's the last day of the CCSF! Before I dive into the contest winners, I want to thank everyone who send in a submission or entered the contests (releases and contests are the heart of a CCSF, after all)! A special thanks goes to Mea for sending in so many creature packs, and past coordinators for all of their advice for planning out the CCSF! Speaking of planning though, look out for a CCSF 2014 survey around or after Christmas. It's purpose is to collect everyone's honest opinion on how they felt about it, and to also help next year's coordinator learn from this past CCSF.

The contest winners were, C1anddsaddict, Kezune and Mea. Congratulations to the winners! Who won what contest is located above today's release links, and I'll also be talking about a few of the contests here. The contests with only one entry (the Best Agent Idea, Creatchi Fur Pattern, and the Grendel Beauty Pagent), were easily decided since they only had one entry. The Metaroom Decoration Contest winner, as voted on by the community, was C1anddsaddict and it certainly fit the Sheemas spirit! The last contest, the Creature Breed Evolution one, was won due to Mea's slightly more interesting backstory, and also for being easier to make in C3/DS. Though both were interesting enough that I think I'll try make Allekha's Ettins after I'm done with Mea's. Two contests are still open, Grendel Man's genetic breed contest and Ron's trivia contest. Ron's trivia answers are due tomorrow, so that everyone has a fair shot at answering today's question.

Here's the last of CCSF 2014's releases! First up is the last of Mea's Plum Feral packs! Second is another pack of time-traveling Norns from me. Then there's a pack of Grendels that were created by Grendel Man for today's big release! Next to last, there's a very unique toy patch plant called Jingle Balls from Laura and Ghosthande! It's a festive little patch plant that's sure to delight your creatures. Last, and perhaps most exciting, is a metaroom called Artemia Sea from Grendel Man and Mea! It's a gorgeous metaroom that has to been seen to be believed!

Ron has the last part to the Sheemas song:

"On the twelth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Twelve Merry Mermaids
Eleven Hopping Hoppities
Ten Grendels-a-Grinning
Nine Eaten Elevators
Eight Mucos-a-Mubbling
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Goooold Gaaadgets!
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron has been helping some Shee decorate their ships today. While on board, he heard all sorts of tales of mystery and woe from the Shees, but one stood out for him. There was a legend of a seamonster who would help Norn fishers by herding in the Zander fish for them. In return they shared a part of their catch with him. He was so wrapped up in their tale that he stubbed his toe! So his last question for CCSF 2014 is: Was there ever a sea monster in Creatures? (Answers for all of the questions should be submitted by tomorrow. If you get them all right, then you get to take Ron home! He's a lovely C1 Norn baby).

Contest Winners:
Best Agent Idea: Mea
Creatchi Fur Pattern: Kezune
Creatures Breed Evolution: Mea
Grendel Beauty Pageant: Kezune
Metaroom Decoration: C1anddsaddict

Releases:
The last of Mea's Plum run!
Another pack of time-traveling Norns from 2011 from KittyTikara!
A pack of special Grendels from Grendel Man!
A very fun patch plant called Jingle Balls from Laura and Ghosthande!
Finally Artemia Sea, a gorgeous underwater metaroom from Grendel Man and Mea!
 
CCSF 2014 Day 14: Creatures and Words!   KittyTikara | 12/11/2014discuss  1 comment  1  log in to like post  3

Creatures and words!Contest update time! Contests closed yesterday, and you can view the entries here. Only one of the contests that could be voted on, the Metaroom Decoration Contest, has enough entries to vote on. It can be voted on here! Voting ends late tommorow. The other contest that had more then on entry, the Breed Evolution one will be decided by me, and the winner for that will likely be announced tomorrow.

Before I get to today's releases, there's a new Festive Alpha Run that started today. It's open to submissions until Sunday!

Today's releases are either creatures, or things written about them! There's the second pack of creatures from Mea's Plum Runs. They are Grendels this time, and they faired better then her first plum pack! The second pack of creatures for today is from me. It's a pack of creatures from 2009 that I found! The next release is a pack of wooden toys from Allekha. There's sure to be a new favorite toy for your creatures among them! Then there's the last part to the Handish Wonderings, also by Allekha! The last release for the day is a Veridia Metaroom Showcase from me!

Here's the next part to the Sheemas song:

"On the eleventh day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Eleven Hopping Hoppities
Ten Grendels-a-Grinning
Nine Eaten Elevators
Eight Mucos-a-Mubbling
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron doesn't know what Grendels evolved from. He thinks they came from some desert animal, but he isn't to sure which one it was. So his question of the day is: What Desert Terrarium animal is the supposed ancestor to the Grendel?

Releases:
The second Plum Run from Mea!
A pack of time-traveling Norns from 2009 from KittyTikara!
A pack of wooden toys from Allekha!
The last part of the Handish Wonderings by Allekha!
A Veridia Metaroom Showcase by KittyTikara!
 
The Realm's C3/DS Download Page Revamp   Grendel_Man | 12/10/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  3

Since the Realm's C3/DS Download Page was getting large and bloated, I decided to split it up into three separate pages for the convenience of those seeking a particular variety of downloads.

Feel free to give it a look-see, and please tell me if something's in a state of non-functionality. Hopefully that rhyming won't get to your head.
 
CCSF 2014 Day 13: A Nornish Deadline!   KittyTikara | 12/10/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  1

ialwaysforgettoaddpicIt's a really nice week to be a Creatures fan, isn't it? Not only is the CCSF running, but there's a wonderful community event going on. To make things even better, there's even an official livestream of Creatures Online that starts tomorrow! Check out those links for more info.

Also, the contest deadline is today. Since most contests have only received 1 entry, the deadline has been pushed until 11 PM CST. Voting will start tomorrow, and end on December 12th. If there aren't any entries for that particular contest, then it will be closed. If only one person has entered, then they are obviously the winner. Ron's trivia contest will continue to run for another two days. The prize for completing all of his daily questions correctly is taking him home with you! He's a baby Ron Norn from C1, and around generation 5.

Today's releases are all about Norns! First up is the last random group from Mea. She also has the first pack of creatures from when she was testing out her very colorful plums! The third release is a very catchy Creatures Village Medley from Layla. It's quite catchy! Then there's a Norngarden Metaroom Showcase by OctoberFlash! Lastly, there's a pack of generation 400 Norns from me!

Ron has the next part to the Sheemas song:

"On the tenth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Ten Grendels-a-Grinning
Nine Eaten Elevators
Eight Mucos-a-Mubbling
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron knows the answer to today's question, though he wishes he didn't. He finds hoppities very creepy, and wishes they would leave his carrots alone. Anyway, his question for the day is: The hoppity is the forerunner to what creature?

Releases:
The last of Mea's random creature packs!
A group of creatures raised on plums from Mea!
A Wonderful Creatures Village Piano Medley by Layla!
A Norngarden Metaroom Showcase by Octoberflash!
A pack of gen 400 Norns from KittyTikara!
 
CCSF 2014 Day 12: A Toxic Sheemas!   KittyTikara | 12/9/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  2

A Toxic Sheemas!Quick reminder, the deadline for the contests is tomorrow! I've actually had some luck with Toxic Norns in the past. The first time I had any success with them was raising them in the Crypt with those toxic quirky cookies. They lived a long time and actually had a few babies, who I think died early on. My latest success with them is raising a few Toxic Mermaids, which are one of today's releases in fact.

Speaking of today's releases, it's a slightly toxic-themes day. There's two more random packs from Mea! There's also small group of Toxic Mermaids from me. They're basically normal Toxic Norns, except they can swim and they're based on Malkin's Toxic genome! The fourth release, and what gave today it's theme, is Kezune's Garbage Dump Metaroom Showcase! Then there's her and Mea's Shelf Mushrooms. They grow perfectly on your trees, and there's even a mushroom for Toxic Norns! Last, and perhaps most cutest, is Mea's picture called "Run Away!"

Ron has the next part to the old Sheemas classic:

"On the ninth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Nine Eaten Elevators
Eight Mucos-a-Mubbling
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron wants to impress a Toxic Norn with how much he knows about Toxic Norns, but he can't remember the name of an agent that comes with the Toxic Norn pack. So his question is: What is one of those bouncing bugs from the Toxic Norn breed pack called?

Releases:
Two different packs of random creatures from Mea!
A picture called "Run Away" by Mea!
The Garbage Dump Showcase by Kezune!
The Garden Box Shelf Mushrooms by Kezune!
A pack of Toxic Norns from KittyTikara!
 
CCSF 2014 Day 11: A Togglable Biodome!   KittyTikara | 12/8/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  1

A Togglable Biodome!The Biodome, Veridia, and The Freedom room are all the most customizable metarooms, at least in my opinion. The Biodome has customizable backgrounds, which never ceases to amaze me. Veridia has enough spots for patch plants, that you can make all sorts of things grow in it. The Freedom room has it's own masonry kit which can be used in all sorts of ways. All of them have their downsides, like Veridia's broken elevators, or the Freedom Room's slightly boring background, but they are all really solid rooms. Put all three of them together and you get an amazingly customizable world!

Today's releases are both useful and informative! First there's two grab bags of creatures from Mea. They are randomly chosen from her Feral Runs, so you're sure to find a few creatures you like! The next release is a Biodome Metaroom Showcase by Nutter. It's an interesting read, especially if you like the Biodome! The last release is the Grettin Switch by Kezune! It lets you turn off interaction with Grendels, Ettins and even Geats!

Ron has the next part to the Sheemas song:

"On the eighth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Eight Mucos-a-Mubbling
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron is interested in swimming, but he wants to make sure there are friendly Norns underwater, not mean ones. He knows the Mermaid Norns are usually nice, so his question of the day is: Was there an Aquatic Norn for Creatures 1 or 2?

Releases:
One pack of random creatures from Mea!
Plus another pack of random creatures from Mea!
The Biodome Metaroom Showcase by Nutter!
The Grettin Toggle from Kezune!
 
Bibble Baubles - A Community Project!   ylukyun | 12/8/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  2

Bibble Baubles - A community project!The Bibble Baubles project is currently under way! Mea and I will be creating a Garden Box patch decoration with unique designs from the community. Like the Eggstravaganza patch plant, there are a selection of bases to choose from. You can also create your own decorations from scratch. Anyone can participate, so if you'd like to learn more, head on over to the forum topic!
 
Creatures Online: Animation and Twitch!   Malkin | 12/8/2014discuss  3 comments  3  log in to like post  3

Creatures Online: Animation and Twitch!In this week's Creatures Online update, the system for handling animations had to be fixed.

The Twitch broadcast has been set!

The Twitch broadcast will take place Thursday 11th December, at 8PM CET (GMT +1). The official Fishing Cactus Twitch channel can be found here. A live chat session will take place during the broadcast - you may need to register with Twitch to participate in this.

Check Your Timezone

11:00am, Dec. 11th | Los Angeles (PDT)
01:00pm, Dec. 11th | Chicago (CDT)
02:00pm, Dec. 11th | New York (EST)
07:00pm, Dec. 11th | London (GMT)
08:00pm, Dec. 11th | Paris (CET)
04:00am, Dec. 12th | Tokyo (JST)
06:00am, Dec. 12th | Sydney (AEDT)
 
CCSF 2014 Day 10: Creature Packs and Mushrooms!   KittyTikara | 12/7/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  2

Creature packs and mushrooms!Stingers and mushrooms are an underrated food source for creatures, if today's release are anything to go by. Stingers are crunchy, nuritious, and also slightly poisonous. As long as your immune to Ged and Heavy Metals, what's not to love? Mushrooms are probably the safer bet though. Most of those aren't poisonous, and some are very nutritious. Though today's Ettins might disagree, the Pizza Dough Mushrooms are probably better for most creatures then stingers.

Today's releases are all about mushrooms or Creature packs! First is the last of Mea's 8th Feral Run, and another random selection of creatures. The Second release is the second part of the Handish Wonderings by Allekha. This part is about a Hand wondering where Norns go when they are exported. The third release are the Pizza Dough mushrooms by Kezune and Mea. The last release is also by Kezune, and it's the Stinger Chameleon Ettins. Much like the Standard Chameleon Ettins, these guys love to eat bugs, except the Stinger Chameleons can also eat stingers.

Here's the next part to the Sheemas song:

"On the seventh day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Seven Norns-a-Napping
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron doesn't understand why the Chameleon Ettins like eating bugs so much. He has tried eating them before, even the chocolate covered ones, but he doesn't like the taste of them. Which brings him to today's question: What is another wierd food that Norns don't, or shouldn't, eat? (Remember that some questions have more then one right answer!)

Releases:
The last pack from Mea's 8th Feral Run!
A random assortment of creatures from Mea!
Part 2 of the Handish Wonderings from Allekha
The Pizza Dough Mushrooms from Kezune and Mea!
The Stinger Chameleon Ettins from Kezune!
 
CCSF 2014 Day 9: A Creatures 2ish Sheemas!   KittyTikara | 12/6/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  3

A Creatures 2-inspired Sheemas!The deadline for contest entries is December 10th, which is fast approaching! Only one person has entered the contests so far, besides the trivia contest. Ron's daily trivia question, which is actually a contest of sorts, will be continuing throughout the rest of the CCSF.

Between the nice music, and adorable Norns, Creatures 2 is one of the prettier Creatures games. The world is perhaps the best out of any of the Creatures games. Like C1, the Norns in the game are also much more lively then C3/DS. As much as I love it, I don't love it's bugs and it's the most glitchy game out of the main three. I've had more trouble with Docking Station glitching out in the past, but C2 has ended more worlds with it's glitches then DS. Despite the glitches, C2 is still one of my favorite Creatures games. Why only have one or the other, when you can have C2toDS though? It's the best of both worlds.

Today's releases are all about Norns and Grendels! There's a pack of Grendels and Norns from Mea. She's also drawn a hiding Grendel for the CCSF. Then there's her C2toDS Showcase, telling us why C2toDS is one of her favorite metarooms. There's also a pack of Silver Desert Norns from me.

Ron has the next verse to the Sheemas song:

"On the sixth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Six Eggs-a-Hatching
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

Ron knows that one of his ancestors was the first Norn in Creatures 1, but today's theme got him wondering: What was the first Norn in Creatures 2?

Releases:
A pack of Grendels from Mea's techno run!
A pack of Norns from Mea's techno run!
A Grendelish coloring page from Mea!
The C2toDS Metaroom Showcase by Mea!
A pack of Silver Desert Norns from KittyTikara!
 
CCSF 2014 Day 8: An Ettin's Paradise!   KittyTikara | 12/5/2014discuss  4 comments  4  log in to like post  4

An Ettin's Paradise!The holiday sprit of Sheemas is strong this year! Ylukyun and Mea have started a new community project, Bibble Baubles! It's a Christmas inspired patch plant were you get to help design the decorations, much like the Eggstravaganza one from earlier this year. Check out their news post here for more details.

Today's releases are perfect for people who love Ettins or neat dispensers! First there's two packs of Creatures from Mea's sixth Feral Run. Both of them were raised around the techno-organic carrots, but one run failed while another survived! The next is an interesting dispenser from Ylukyun, the Windows XP Vendor! I can't get enough of sounds it makes, it reminds me of my old XP machine. The last release is the Standard Chamleon Ettins from Kezune! These colorful Ettins are a colortrue version of the old Chameleon Ettins by Norngirl.

Ron is currently helping himself to some Windows XP food, but he still has the next verse to the Sheemas song:
"On the fifth day of Sheemas Master Shee sent to me
Five Gold Gadgets
Four Singing Portals
Three Musicolas
Two Clapping Hands
and Some Ettins from Old Albia!"

The colorful Chameleon Ettins are related to Ron's question of the day: Why did the Shee create Ettins?

Releases:
One pack who survived a nearly fatal run from Mea!
Another pack who seemingly thrived in the same fatal run!
A wonderful Windows XP Vendor from Ylukyun!
A colorful and cute Chameleon Ettin breed from Kezune!
 
Fishing Cactus Joins Hour of Code Event   Malkin | 12/4/2014discuss  5 comments  5  log in to like post

Fishing Cactus Runs Hour of Code EventDecember 8 - 14 2014 is Computer Science Education Week, culminating in the Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries, dedicated to expanding participation in computer science. The organisers' vision is that "every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science."

Fishing Cactus and Algo-Bot join the Belgian effort this year, alongside the Microsoft Innovation Center, The Mundaneum, and the University of Mons.

Will you be participating in the event?
 
Creatures Games on Sale at GOG.com   Malkin | 12/4/2014discuss  comment  log in to like post  1

Creatures Games on Sale at GOG.comFor the 2014 DRM-Free Big Winter Sale at GOG.com, a variety of discounts are being offered on several of their titles, until December 15, 2014!

Grab Creatures: The Albian Years, Creatures Exodus or Creatures Village for just
$2.99 each! This is a great opportunity to add more of the Creatures series to your collection.
 

prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... | 69 | 70 | next

home | post

6 online users:   Ghosthande   savannahs11   ettinmaniac   Grendel_Man   Lenn   SplicerTheDicer 
chat  help  privacy  rules  contact  donate  wiki