Our first official in-engine release, brought to you in the dwindling twilight of 2013

Posted 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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explorer13
explorer13 Dec 31 2013, 2:03am says:

Very cool! 2014 is already looking like a great year when it is just about starting off with this.

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bontanel
bontanel Dec 31 2013, 4:12am says:

Cool! Keep up the good work!

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lents12
lents12 Dec 31 2013, 7:47am says:

Yay! Awesome start to a new year! :D

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hagamablabla
hagamablabla Dec 31 2013, 10:15am says:

It's good to take as much time as you need to build the engine. Keep up the good work!

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Guest Dec 31 2013, 1:06pm says:

This. I like this. Another!

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WicKeDLies
WicKeDLies Dec 31 2013, 4:20pm says:

sweet jesus, thank you for this miracle

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azaptyE
azaptyE Dec 31 2013, 7:20pm says:

Very nice but is there anything to help me find out what everything is, and why the purple hexagon changes shades?

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RevolutionaryGames
RevolutionaryGames Jan 1 2014, 7:38pm replied:

That hexagon is your mitochondria: its shade depends on how far it is in processing glucose.

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lol1234 Jan 2 2014, 11:15pm says:

The lords above have gifted us with content!

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garretbackus Feb 22 2014, 2:03am says:

1/10 I don't have a shotgun! >:( All jokes aside, it looks like an amazing concept. Though I hope that when this is released, you will have to fight harder to get ATP. I wonder if microbe stage will end up like tasty planet with you absorbing everything bigger than you. Though I wonder if you can ever be a plant and evolve to be able to grow a foot a minute. :3

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langoescorpino
langoescorpino Apr 3 2014, 11:00am replied:

Better you follow the game development from this site: Thrivegame.forum-free.ca
They are planning to release the next demo in about 1-3 months.

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liamross83
liamross83 Jun 24 2014, 11:15am says:

You need to put this on steam as a free-to play early access game! Once you finish cell stage, anyways. This will be the pinnacle of realistic simulation in gaming!

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pii333 Jul 11 2014, 6:18am says:

My browser does think too that the file is malicious??? :/

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