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

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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

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

Cool! Keep up the good work!

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lents12
lents12

Yay! Awesome start to a new year! :D

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hagamablabla
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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
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This. I like this. Another!

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WicKeDLies
WicKeDLies

sweet jesus, thank you for this miracle

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azaptyE
azaptyE

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

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The lords above have gifted us with content!

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garretbackus
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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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I've been waiting a LONG time for at least some news on this site. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Update!

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

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