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Creatures 0: Lost Prototype Found!   
Malkin

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  7/23/2021  7

Creatures 0: Lost Prototype Found!Long before Creatures 1 came out, creator Steve Grand, had an idea for what he called digital ewoks. Beginning in 1992, the project we know now as C1 would begin to take shape for the MS-DOS. The original concept was far more goal oriented. Called Small Furry Creatures, the objective of this early concept is to train and navigate a creature through the map to the 'end' where a boat was waiting to end the game.

We never got a final version of this. Outside of a blurry screenshot from a magazine dated 1994, these early versions were shelved, and lost. Eventually the more sandbox oriented version was created for windows.

Luckally, Lacota over at Eemfoo (https://eemfoo.org/), has had a lucky strike and has recovered a working prototype of the early DOS build. The prototype, nicknamed C0, will be released for CCSF 2021.

The prototype, while working, is far from complete. The graphics for this version are entirely unique to the prototype but many similarities can be seen.

The prototype features two Norns and a Grendel. The camera is locked to one of the Norns until you can get close enough to swap. The map, while over half empty, would have been larger than even C2. It contains two regions, the 'home' and a desert.

There are a few basic toys and food. Norns don't seem to die, and only have a very small vocabulary.

Work has been done to extract the assets from it, and more information will be provided as things progress.


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Lurhstaap

Lurhstaap
United States  

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  7/24/2021  1

Oh wow! What an amazing find!

Conclude with killer catchphrase.
(Lurhstaap)
"This is not knowledge -
this is information!"
New Model Army, "Courage"

 
Pixis

Pixis
United States  

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  7/24/2021  1

Holy smokes, this is COOL. Super exciting!!!



 


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