Geneforge is a set of tools for Blender that automates much of the tedium of breed making, automating sprite creation and atts, giving people the tools to create without thousands of hours of work. Exporting to PNG, with a second button to convert to c16, with proper naming for a slot/genus of your choice!
Converting att's for a given breed with the push of a button!
Using the provided model, you can texture it with the provided UV maps and create the norn breeds in the same style as Creatures Labs! Adding things like hair is easy too (tutorials to follow). You can download it here!
The video below gives brief setup information:
I'm also proud to release the Kitten Kaboodle, a pack of norn breeds made using the Geneforge! They are based on Russian Blue, Calico, Tabby, and Tuxedo cats. They're featured in the video and can be downloaded here!
Only a few slots left for the CCSF 2023 Wolfling Run!
Sorry for the lack of updates here on festival things! Fortunately I think most people got the memo about the polls via Discord. But just in case you haven't, there are six slots remaining for the CCSF 2023 Wolfling Run! You can submit a norn for the run here!
EDIT: All wolfling run slots are now filled! Thank you to everyone who submitted a norn!
This video has some info on the run itself, particularly new options included on the form: Rotation and Swap.
As for the festival itself, you can send your submissions to EemFoo on Discord, or to firstname.lastname@example.org
The website has all of the information you should need to get started. These updates take the form of a binary patch that you apply to your original executable. It's compatible with the Steam edition, GoG edition, Albian Years, and C2 Deluxe.
We have been having some recent website issues which are related to the host and we do apologize for the inconvenience. The majority of the problems should be corrected now, but if you come across any partially loading pages or errors or other issues, please do leave a comment on this news page or reply to the associated forum thread.
On a separate but related note, due to escalating costs and the time involved in correcting hosting issues, we're considering putting ads on the website. While we would like to avoid this at all costs, it is an option which must be considered.
If you enjoy Creatures Caves and would like to see it continue to be ad-free, please do take a moment to donate securely using PayPal. Every dollar, euro, pound, yen etc makes a difference. Thank you!
Intended as a spiritual successor to Aiko's Live Nornish Action, the Norn Swarm is a (hopefully) 24/7 livestream of Creatures Docking station. It uses the Natsue warp system and anyone can send in their creatures. Please be nice, though, and don't flood my world. I expect I'll run into problems as I try to manage this, but we'll get through it all together!
You can watch the Norn Swarm directly on my Twitch channel or on creatures.neocities.org. I realized back in October that I must've snagged that awesome url as a kid, and I just knew I had to use it for something, haha!
EDIT: Oh, and I almost forgot! A massive thank you to Aiko for lending some of the LNA tools!
This coming April 16 will be the tenth anniversary of Creatchi.
In honor of the anniversary, everyone who is active on the site should adopt a Creatchi and we can see how many total were raised between now and the Creatchi-versary.
If you have any thoughts on how else to celebrate, please reply in the comments.
Ever wanted to take care of a norn, grendel or ettin while browsing Creatures Caves? Well, now you can! Allow me to introduce an all-new website feature here at Creatures Caves: Creatchi, the online Creatures game. You may select a Creatchi egg to hatch a new, random Creatchi, or you may adopt an offspring of some community users' Creatchis (available in the future after some Creatchis have already bred). Please read the Official Creatchi Care Guide for more information.
Special thanks to Ghosthande for creating all of the incredible sprites.
I would just like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to all of those who have generously donated to Creatures Caves over the past few years.
It's thanks to folks like you that we have always been advertisement free. I'm still in awe that after more than two decades, people are still checking the site regularly and actively engaging. The Creatures community is a very special place.
For those of you who are as nostalgic for days past as I am, take a walk down memory lane to see how our website looked back in 2002. So many fond memories over so many years.
If you enjoy the site and would like to help keep it ad-free, feel free to donate by clicking the link below. Every penny/pence makes a difference.
Creatures 3, Creatures: The Albian Years, and Creatures Village are now 15% off their regular retail price for the Steam Winter Sale! Docking Station, the Science Kit, and the Breed Packs are free on Steam as per usual.
The team at Eemfoo.org is excited to announce that a new warp, created by 20kdc, has started its open beta! This new warp does not require any significant install, and will work with all versions (even Steam and Linux!) of DS. Chat, friends lists, sending and receiving norns works just like it did with the official warp so many years ago.
In order to best keep track of those testing in this beta phase, and to keep communication clear, you will need to join Eemfoo's Discord to participate at this time. You can join at: https://discord.gg/UjpKqCjStS.