This is the earliest version of our cell editor. Enjoy and comment!
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
- 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!
You can keep up with Thrive development on Facebook.
In order to better express the desired visual style of the microbe stage, our artist/composer Oliveriver created a short animation demonstrating what the cell stage may look like, using components from many of our artists. The short animation is meant to provide insight into our goals for the upcoming microbe stage.
Keep your eyes peeled for more news, and of course If you have questions/suggestions feel free to post them here or on our reddit.
Latest tweets from @thrive_game
Oct 26 2013, 1:19pm
@Gecko19861 you should be able to make cloud cities, once you are advanced enough. The beginning of life will always be on earthlike worlds.
Oct 7 2013, 8:23am
@Gecko19861 Not sure what you mean exactly. Evolve to live in gas giants or to exist there from the beginning?
Oct 4 2013, 4:08pm
It's time for our next podcast episode, so be sure to submit your questions for us to answer on Reddit! T.co
Aug 28 2013, 3:47pm
Oliveriver has created an animation showcasing what the microbe stage should look like. Enjoy! T.co
Aug 19 2013, 12:23pm
@Nicholas2000105 There will be no "official release". The game will be updated every time it is worked on, so there will be no delay.
Aug 10 2013, 1:02pm
@Eduah2 Yes, the game will be translated into many languages.
Aug 10 2013, 1:00pm
The first episode of The Thrive Podcast is now on our new YouTube Channel! Check it out here: T.co
Jul 27 2013, 1:33pm
Thrive Promotional Video - T.co
Jul 24 2013, 12:38pm
Check out these Microbe Stage promo images: T.co
Jul 24 2013, 11:42am