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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20 comments by RevolutionaryGames on Dec 30th, 2013

This may not be what you have all been waiting for. Or it may. This depends on your expectations.

It is, however, what I have been waiting for: our first official release.
Thrive 0.2.1 is in-engine and working beautifully, for what little content it has. Currently, your options are limited to swimming and collecting compounds- there are other AI cells to compete with and bump into, and pushing the poor blind hexagonal concretions is wonderfully diverting, but there is little in the way of gameplay.
The great accomplishment of this release is our engine, which is handling beautifully and poised to accept whatever we throw at it in future releases. Atop this, our compound management system performs exactly as it should, keeping your cell's metabolism in check by metabolizing, excreting, and absorbing compounds from and into your environment. 
This somewhat tedious release may seem anticlimactic, but further additions will prove that this demo has a lot more to it than meets the eye. 
For now, enjoy 0.2.1 while it's the pinnacle of our accomplishments. Its status as such will not last long. 

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

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mat5030 Sep 16 2013, 5:01pm says:

damn, I am waiting this game for a year now !!! when is the alpha is coming ???????

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kathor Sep 17 2013, 10:41am replied:

Microbe stage will come out at this year's end, other stages will be released yearly.

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triplesun3 Sep 3 2013, 11:38pm says:

i have another question: if we unlock the planet editor in one game save,
and we start a new one, will the planet editor still be there? also can we have more than one game save?

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triplesun3 Sep 3 2013, 1:12pm says:

i have a question: if this was asked before ignore this but can we have more than 1 star?

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CrazyCanadian24 Sep 26 2013, 4:27pm replied:

As in a binary star system? Yes, I believe so.

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Buugar Sep 2 2013, 6:08am says:

this looks amazing

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Peenut2k7 Sep 1 2013, 10:45am says:

As much as it sounds like an amazing game, much better than 2005-Era Spore ever could have been, it sounds like it would run very slowly on old computers such as my own. Will there be an option to change the graphics to smoothen preformance?

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kathor Sep 3 2013, 8:33am replied:

They said that graphics are not priority. When game comes out, it will definitely look better than spore, but not too breathtaking. And yes, every game has video options.

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Lord-Darius Sep 9 2013, 1:15am replied:

Yeah, the main issue could be RAM.

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