Thrive's goal is to encapsulate the player in the wonders of the universe, and to allow them to manipulate the virtual world around them in any way they please. Our game will contain multiple editors where players can create and modify technology, culture, organisms, and entire solar systems.
When a player tires of creation, or wishes to test what they have made, they can move on to actually playing the game, and experience the evolutionary progression of a species from a eukaryotic single cell to a thriving civilization. At any point in the game, a player can play as a single organism and experience the world through their senses. Later, as organisms group together, the player can move into an RTS-style play where they command several units at once- from a few footsoldiers to fleets of starhips.
Along the way from cities to colonized planets and beyond, special tools will be discovered by your species. These "God Tools" allow for easy manipulation of entities within the game- merging together the editors and gameplay to allow the player to reshape their universe from within.
If you would like to be part of this incredible project , and can donate any amount of time at all, we are actively seeking the following:
- Graphic Artists
- 3D Artists
- Legal Advisors
- Software Developers (Games)
- Scientific Advisors
- Composer (Soundtracks)
- Sound Effects Engineer
- Promoters
- People with cool ideas and visions for the biggest game ever conceived!

If you are at all interested in contributing, please go to our Development Forums. REMEMBER that we are a FreeWare and OpenSource project, and that because of the revolutionary nature and monumental scale of the project, this game will not be completed for some time. We're all looking forward to having your help!

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9 comments by RevolutionaryGames on Feb 16th, 2015

Version 0.2.4 Released!


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Another half-year, another release! And this one brings you the long-awaited GUI update, which we kept promising soon while we were too busy to work on it! But it is done! And so we release! Yay!

Windows release

Note, the linux release this time is on mega, thanks to issues uploading to GitHub.

New Features

  • All the features from the previous release
  • A super-awesome new GUI! Yay!
  • New microbes, new behaviours!
  • Some microbes are now toxic, so be careful who you kill!
  • Others will hunt you down and shoot at you. Choose your battles wisely.
  • Revamped reproduction! Swim, eat, metabolize, reproduce!
  • Sound effects for everything, from button-clicking to microbe death!
  • New compound models, for ammonia, amino acids, and reproductase!
  • An arrow in the editor so people will remember which way is forward!
  • Name your species! Click on your species name in the editor, write something, then hit F12!
  • Thanks to the 2-week pre-release, we have fixed a whole lotta bugs!

Controls

  • Point mouse to turn
  • WASD to move around
  • Mouse scrollwheel to zoom
  • E to release toxins (if you have any)
  • ESC to toggle menu.
  • F1 to toggle alternate reality (Debugging feature)
  • ` to bring up console (Debugging feature)
  • F2 to switch between microbe stage and microbe editor
  • F4 to save your current gamestate
  • F10 to load your previous saved gamestate
  • F12 to save a name-change

Known Issues and Disclaimers

  • The save button in the editor to save your creation is working, but the load button does nothing. Instead you can open the console with '`' (the key left of 1) and enter: loadMicrobe("MyMicrobeName") and hit the enter key
  • You guessed it, honeycombs. Membranes are hard, but we now have another prototype, with some nice behaviour we're getting closer to putting in-game.
  • For other less major things, go see our Issue List.
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mathinator
mathinator Feb 18 2015, 3:27pm says:

the day of the release of the new update i thought abut this game and wondered how far it had gotten since last time I checked (about 1 year ago) coincidence? or destiny?

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Seki-kun
Seki-kun Jan 6 2015, 10:55am says:

May i ask what engine/platform the game uses/will use?

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theepicvoid111
theepicvoid111 Jan 24 2015, 2:17pm replied:

I am not a dev but I believe the engine is Ogre.

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lVliso Nov 4 2014, 10:10pm says:

Amazing idea iv already looked at the cell editor and i must say amazing concept. I cant wait to see the finished project nor can i wait to see how far it comes expect to be watched intently from now on and keep up the outstanding work!

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Cirmisekiz
Cirmisekiz Sep 17 2014, 5:49pm says:

Anyone got a download link the for latest version of this? The links on the official site arent working.

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Cirmisekiz
Cirmisekiz Sep 17 2014, 9:52pm replied:

Nvm, the links are working now.

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SolidSlater
SolidSlater Oct 9 2014, 12:10pm replied:

Still doesn't work for me, mind sending me the link that works?

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