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!

You can keep up with Thrive development on Facebook.

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9 comments by RevolutionaryGames on Aug 22nd, 2014

Due to technical difficulties, our announcement here is quite delayed from our postings on other sites, but we're glad to be ready to present it.


Version 0.2.3 Released!

3 months after 0.2.2, and here we are with a new version of Thrive!

We now have a Linux version (sources too), hosted on GitHub:

And the Windows version, for almost everyone else:
If that one doesn't work try this one:


  • We know the microbes still look like honeycombs, and we're working on fixing it (see this awesone prototype by Pat Owen) but it's pretty hard.
  • The GUI is currently being put together, and so are sound effects. So, we're releasing again in a few weeks, as soon as those are ready, as a treat for you all :D
  • We know the chloroplast button is missing -- the difficulty of adding new buttons is one big reason we're working on a complete GUI overhaul.


  • All the features from the previous release
  • Multiple AI species! Other types of microbe all swimming around, and it's easy for modders to add new ones too!
  • Predation! Feed on the flesh of murdered microbes!
  • Saving and loading microbes! Wanna share your latest and greatest creations? Well now you can send your friends more than just a screenshot!
  • Mutation Points! Now making it slightly more annoying to make a giant microbe!
  • Photosynthesis! A new Chloroplast organelle that converts CO2 from new CO2 emitters (and water, from our invisible water infini-emitters) into Glucose and Oxygen, for all your energy needs!
  • Zooming in and out! Wanna keep an eye on the microbes spawning near you? Need more space to make ever-larger microbe monstrosities? Well, we've got the zoom for you!


  • Point mouse to turn
  • WASD to move around
  • Mouse scrollwheel to zoom
  • E to release toxins (if you have any)
  • P in editor to place chloroplast
  • ESC to bring up 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.
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Cell Editor Prototype

Cell Editor Prototype

Jan 13, 2010 Demo 45 comments

This is the earliest version of our cell editor. Enjoy and comment!

AI Editor Prototype

AI Editor Prototype

Jan 13, 2010 Demo 13 comments

Say hello to our first Prototpye! Many more to come!

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lol1234 Oct 6 2010, 10:34pm says:

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!! I am sooooooo thrilled about this game! everyone vote this up if you agree!!!!!

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Imagamer45 Oct 4 2010, 5:50pm says:

Glad to see this game rolling into motion. I started tracking this game a long time ago, and now it's beginning to pay off.

" soon as we have anything playable, it will be posted here."

That's a big plus as well. Keep the good news coming!

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Hendar23 Oct 4 2010, 4:23pm says:

This game will never, ever be released as described.

I really, really hope I'm wrong.

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RevolutionaryGames Creator
RevolutionaryGames Oct 5 2010, 8:19pm replied:

Hopefully, it will get even better. Thanks for your support!

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KOYK_GR Sep 27 2010, 9:15am says:

ok no on-line but LAN!!! o come on! atleas 2 players!! we have older brothers you know!! and we whant to play to impres them!!

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RevolutionaryGames Creator
RevolutionaryGames Sep 28 2010, 9:10pm replied:

Sorry, we're not interested in multipolayer right now. However, we do forsee a lot of different ways to challenge other players indirectly, perhaps by creating challenging planets for them to try to survive on. If our game pans out how we envision it now, the possibilities for creation will be nearly endless. You could literally create an entire game based off of Thrive by creating the right content to make things happen.
Thanks for your support!

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Mavis130 Sep 22 2010, 10:38pm says:

<disregard, never checked the link below...>

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sciocont Jul 26 2010, 5:25pm says:

Our page may be updated soon, but the person in charge of it cannot modify it now.
Our development forums' address is at

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Razihel Jul 8 2010, 4:07pm says:

Hi. No updates for a while here. Im getting worried =(.

Check the game description here on Moddb: "With Evolutions! our goal is to make the possibilities feel truly endless."

You need to change the "Evolutions!" for "Thrive" =P

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Bashinerox Jul 12 2010, 6:52am replied:

All of the activity is on the new forums. I am now the official Lead Developer of the project. The pseron that owns this account has been unreachable though, so we can't update this page until we get ahold of him.

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Callinstead09 Jul 25 2010, 10:04pm replied:

THAT'S good to know! I was getting worried as well!

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Razihel Jul 20 2010, 5:01pm replied:

Nice to know, I'll check the forums from now on. =)

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