We would regretfully like to announce that the annual CCSF for this year is being delayed by two weeks due to a significant shortage of submissions.
The new start date for the CCSF is now at the 11th of December, I strongly urge that anyone who hasn't made a submission yet to please try to get one or more in before that date, however as always late submissions will still be accepted. The Blog Carnival however, is still going to happen as if the CCSF was not delayed, so Blog Carnival round-ups will still be posted!
We would both like to extend a great thank you to everyone who has sent in submissions so far!
Submissions can be e-mailed to Allekha via: ccsf.2016 (at) yahoo.com
A form for submissions can be found here and information on events can be found here
An FAQ regarding the current CCSF can be found here
This is a reminder that the CCSF still needs YOU to be successful!
We still desperately need more CCSF submissions and the CCSF 2016 is almost upon us! Late submissions will still be accepted but it is recommended that you try your best to get your submissions in on time.
Without you there wouldn't be a CCSF!
Submissions can be sent to Allekha via: ccsf.2016 (at) yahoo.com
Need to complete your Creatures collection? Now's your chance. Until November 13, you can grab an updated, DRM-free copy of The Albian Years, Creatures Exodus or Creatures Village, all for only $1.99 USD each or get them all for $5.97 USD.
I reached out to Steve Grand via Twitter. It was short but sweet.
Steve Grand's 140 character Twitter response
Happy 20th Anniversary Creatures!
Hello everyone at the CreatureCaves Community!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ivrogne Canny Norns <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
I've released my first breed of Norn!
(Albeit, it's more of a few tweaks to an existing breed, but still).
Now, if you guys are unfamiliar with who I am, I am a CreaturesCaves user that occasionally posts around the site. For the most part, however, my posts are limited to my Creatures 2 Wolfling Run forum series. This Creature breed is intended for Wolfling Runs, as it is an Akamai Canny variant with improvements to many of its' basic functions. Essentially, think of it as the ultimate Wolfling Breed (For those wondering, it can breed with Akamai Canny Norns with no issues).
It hasn't been tested at all, so if it instead makes all of your Norns do a Rick Roll dance, blame it on my lack of expertise in the field of breed making.
Anyway... enjoy the new breed, CreatureCaves!
I'm sad to report that a disgruntled member of the Creatures Caves community has vandalized this website. You may have seen general discussions of this in the bibble section and forums, but I wanted to make everyone aware so that we can all work together to restore the website to it's former greatness.
While we may be a small community, we are a strong community, and we will not tolerate anyone committing heinous, mean-spirited acts upon us.
At the moment we are aware of the following issues:
- All of the available Creature Link downloads have been adopted, which means that they are no longer available to download and be enjoyed by community members. If you have posted a CL file and you know that your creature was not adopted genuinely, please PM me and I can reset the post so that no one has adopted it. I will need a new copy of the download file, however, as files are removed from the server upon adoption.
- Many of the breeds, COBs, and adoptions have had their texts scrambled and upload files replaced with spam files. In order to keep the breeds listings comprehensive, all of the posts will need to be corrected.
If anyone is aware of any other issues that were caused, please let us know so that we can bring it to everyone's attention and hopefully work together to find a solution.
For this year's CCSF, we're planning several fun events - here are two to get everyone started!
Creepy & Cute Creature Contest
Do you have an ettin that is so adorable they make you smile every time you see them? A grendel that definitely looks more friend than foe? A norn that stands out from their many cute brethren? Or, conversely, do you have a creature that is so off, so odd-looking, so creepy, it makes you want to look away - when you're not staring in strange fascination?
Then submit it to the Creepy & Cute Creature Contest! Please make your submission to the ccsf email (ccsf.2016 (at) yahoo.com) with the following format:
Subject line: Creepy Creature or Cute Creature
In the body: The name of your creature and, optionally, a short (one or two sentence) description. Either link or attach one or two screenshots of your creature.
The contest is open to all species (including mixes) of creatures from any game.
A blog carnival is an event where the host puts out a topic or prompt, and participants write on that topic and send the link to their post to the host. The host then compiles a list of links to all of these posts, and sometimes participants link to each other as well.
The CCSF will be hosting a Creatures-themed blog carnival this year! A new prompt will be posted every day, and at the end of the day, a post will go up linking to what everyone has written. To participate, please sign up (link below) ahead of time so we don't miss your posts. You don't need to post every day if you aren't feeling inspired by the prompt or don't have time.
Even if you don't want to participate in the blog carnival, if you have a blog and think you might post to it during the CCSF, we'd love to link to you - there's a ticky for that on the form as well.
To sign up for the blog carnival and/or to make sure your blog is on our radar for community round-ups, please fill out this very short form!
Because there will be a question a day for this blog carnival, here are the prompts ahead of time so you can get started on writing. Remember, you don't have to write something for a day if you don't like that prompt, and they're meant to inspire, not confine - if your post gets off track, that's okay, too!
1. How did you get into Creatures in the first place? What game did you start with? What intrigued you about it or was the most fun? Do you have any special or fond memories?
2. How would you describe your playing style? Do you have lots of worlds, or a few? Do you have strict wolfling runs or do you individually nurture your creatures, or both? Any particular habits or quirks?
3. How has the way you play Creatures changed since you started? What has stayed the same? Do you play a different game more, have you picked up a different play style, have you thrown out one species and embraced another?
4. What COBs/agents/breeds/metarooms/etc do you use the most? What would you like to see more of? Less of? What pet peeves do you have with add-ons? What do you love to see?
5. Do you create content for Creatures? If so, what sorts? What do you use to make things, and what would you like to make in the future? If not, what would you like to make if you could?
6. What do you think of the mythology and backstory of creatures? Do you have any favorite background details in the world? Any pet theories or thoughts, or questions you would like answered?
7. Why do you like Creatures? If your interest in it has come and gone and come again, what brings you back? Despite how hard it can be to run on modern machines and the total lack of official support now, why do you play?
And finally, remember to make submissions to ccsf.2016 (at) yahoo.com - the CCSF is a community effort, and it can't be successful without your help!
This year, the Creatures Community Spirit Festival will be happening November 27 - December 3, and our theme is Ancient (Shee) Secrets & Mythology! This can cover anything from mythological references in the series, to things like the Statue of Nornity and the C3 Crypt, to other real-life mythologies or to ancient-looking technologies of your own creation - go wild! And remember, the theme is only for inspiration - no need to limit yourself to it when coming up with something to submit.
The CCSF is now open for submissions at ccsf.2016 (at) yahoo.com - use this to submit creature packs, agents or COBs, breeds, articles, art, stories or poetry, music, recipes, pictures of real-life quirky cookies, or whatever else you can think of. Please use the following form when submitting:
Name of submission:
Game (C1, C2, C3, DS, N/A):
Type (Agent/Cob, breed, drawing, fanfiction, etc.):
Any special requirements?:
Please try to get your submission in by November 27, but late submissions will be accepted as well, up to the last day of the festival.
Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements of official CCSF events, including (but not limited to) a wiki scavenger hunt, blog carnival, and coloring challenge.
A new feature has been added to Creatchi -- the Creatchidex!
You can now see which colors of which species you have raised, all in one place. Has anyone raised them all?
Check to see your stats today!
The following was posted on the facebook of Creatures 4/Family:
Hello from Spil Games to all you lovely Creatures fans!
In case you missed the exciting news - check out our announcement on the upcoming Creatures game.
All of us at Spil Games are working hard to bring Creatures to a new generation of gamers and we’re excited to see the love we have for the game is shared by all of you. We have a big task ahead of us and we ask for your patience in the coming few months while the project is taking shape.
To read the entire press release, click here.
SeeYou7, a site hosting Creatures downloads, already went down earlier this year; however, it's been discovered that the domain is infected with what appears to be malicious software. Please make sure you don't follow any links to the site.
See this Discover Albia thread for more information.
I am announcing that on 25/06/2016 I will be changing the name of my blog, Docking Station Galaxy, to The Norn Nebula, and the URL to thenornnebula.blogspot.com. Please be aware that after this name change the old links will not work, so please, update your links as soon as you can! Linking to downloads should be fine, as they are hosted offsite on my google drive.
Creatures Pocket Edition 1.6 20th Anniversary Edition is here, confirming support for Windows 8 and 10 for all 6 games.
To mark the occasion for Creatures 20th Anniversary, special goodies, a new change in color, and shortcuts to documentation were added.
Happy 20th Anniversary Creatures!
Creatchi socialization requests are no longer routed through the private messages area. Now if someone sends you a request, you'll see an asterisk next to the creatchi link in the main menu (creatchi*) and then when you click on that you'll see a submenu link to requests which will have a number next to it showing how many pending requests there are. Upon viewing the requests page, you can see a list and choose which requests to approve/deny.
Any requests sent prior to this change will most likely show up in both the message inbox and new requests page. Feel free to use either to approve the request. If you have any feedback or suggestions please feel free to respond to the associated forum thread or post a comment. Thanks!
Happy Bunny Day, everyone! However you're spending this Easter weekend, may it be an egg-cellent (uh oh, the egg puns are back!) one, filled with fun, happiness and more chocolate eggs than you can manage to cram into your mouth!
There are also plenty of cracking Easter-themed downloads available at Creatures Caves to help you celebrate! Be sure to check out Malkin's egg-ceptional Easter Addons resource article, as it has everything you need to to enjoy the Easter holiday with your Norns! Perhaps an Easter egg hunt in the Norn Meso with the Eggstravaganza Patch Plant (DS), or the Easter Egg Pack (C3/DS)?
If you've decorated your worlds egg-specially for Easter, then feel free to share them with us in the Screenshots Gallery, we'd love to see them! And if you've managed to read through this news post without cringing at my shameless puns, well done. No more bad yolks here, I promise.