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Doringo
Lodestar

Doringo
United Kingdom  

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  2/7/2018

skerit wrote:


But did Gameware SELL the IP or is it just a license?



It was sold to Bigben, who sold it to Spil. I made a blog post about it.



 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  3/2/2018

I've heard back from Spil about the error I found in January - apparently Creatures Alchemist is "not supported at the moment".

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C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  3/2/2018

Well, that sure sounds promising. :|

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Pilla
Fuzzy Dragonhat

Pilla
Belgium  

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  3/2/2018

.....wat

What's Spil even thinking?


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fuzzlet

fuzzlet


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  3/2/2018

Why bother releasing a game if you're going to leave it unsupported within months?
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  3/2/2018

Creatures Family was supposed to have come out last year. It is now 2018. I think that should tell you everything.

I honestly didn't mind Alchemist, to be truthful, if you looked at it as a standalone game and not an actual Creatures title. It's just a shame Spil are making the same mistakes that Fishing Cactus made with Creatures Online, wherein they go for long periods of time without giving us updates about the game.


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xan

xan
United States  


  3/2/2018  3

They're a shovelware developer. Spending time and money on a game after its release, in their style of development, does not pay itself off.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  3/2/2018  1

it's just... leaving a game that's unplayable unsupported, within 7 months of its release... how did they think that that would 'delight' the existing fanbase?

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Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  3/2/2018

@ Malkin I don't really think they care a lot. Maybe they hoped to make some quick money with reviving an old game and that was it. However, it is strange that they put a little bit effort into making a small game at all and then leaving it unsupported anyway.

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Soloontherocks

Soloontherocks
United States  


  3/2/2018  1

I've never played Alchemist but isn't it the sort of game that could easily have been built and then had Creatures graphics slapped on it? It's just a Doodle God clone. There's nothing to say they put any effort in it at all as a Creatures game, it could easily have just been something they repurposed into part of the franchise that wasn't originally going to be.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  3/8/2018  2

Well this is interesting... apparently the websites are a test zone for games to port to mobile? Guess Creatures Alchemist failed, then...

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C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  3/27/2018

I posted a comment on one of Spil Games' posts, and surprisingly, received a message:

Hi,

Creatures is an iconic brand and an important part of our family of IPs. We remain excited and honored about bringing it to mobile gaming.

The launch of the Creatures mobile game has been delayed and we’re not currently able to confirm a new release date. We’re very sorry about this.

Maintaining the essence of an iconic brand like Creatures while making it relevant, exciting and challenging for mobile gamers is a big task. We want to get it right and not rush out a game that won’t live up to your and our own high expectations.

As soon we have more information we will let you know


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skerit

skerit
Belgium  

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  3/27/2018

> We want to get it right and not rush out a game that won’t live up to your and our own high expectations

The lower end of my high expectations are that it should NOT be a mobile game, so that seems like a lost cause :/

 
Soloontherocks

Soloontherocks
United States  


  3/27/2018  1

That sounds like a really pretty way of saying "We're not working on it at the moment and have no immediate plans to."
 
ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

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  3/27/2018

Perhaps it's for the best. :P I mean, look at how complex actual Creatures games are, and look at how badly Spil screwed up Creatures Alchemist, which was just a puzzle game...

Edit: Shame about the IP though. They seem content to sit on it forever. :(

 
skerit

skerit
Belgium  

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  3/27/2018  5

So we've been having some exciting discussions on Discord regarding this topic, and I have an idea that might be worth pursuing.

Now: various people have already made attempts to contact Spill or Gameware regarding IP, regarding source code, ... But without any clear results.

What if we got a little more serious about it? And by that I don't mean: "Let's create a kickstarter, gather a bunch of money and buy Creatures!"

No, I'm thinking about creating some kind of "creatures foundation": a non profit with a specific goal of preserving the Creatures games we know & love and (if at all possible) gaining and releasing the code to the public. It could give us a little more believability as a "corporate person" when dealing with these external parties.

I'm just wondering if anybody thinks this is a worthwhile cause or if the sentiment is more like "nah, just leave it". Because then it'll be a boring little Belgian foundation with me & Pilla as only members :P

 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  3/28/2018

The closet thing we can do IMHO is make a game similar to Creatures but without the obvious usage of the name. I know that Geat_Masta chose the name "Kreatures" but quite frankly I wouldn't touch him or his project with a barge pole.

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Norn_master

Norn_master
United States  


  4/22/2018

Yet again I rise from the dead, like a zombie...

I just got a new IPad mini 4 for Christmas so anytime you wanna release that game spil games, I am ready!


One can find the right answer, if one asks the right question.
 
C-Rex
Lollipop Lord

C-Rex
United Kingdom  

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  4/22/2018

I wouldn't count on it I'm afraid. :(

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Merboy

Merboy
United States  


  4/25/2018  2

I actually try to keep up with Geat_Masta's work on his YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQQUHfrdfEnaNwmAnJy5bOw). I know he may rub some people the wrong way but he's incredibly intelligent and his work with Kreatures (though regrettably slow because it's a hobby) is really ground-breaking, especially for the Creatures Community. His stuff is really interesting and I hope very, very, very much that he completes the project. I think the whole Community is really going to love it!



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