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Post news RSS Thrive v0.2.3 Released!

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!

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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.

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Version 0.2.3 Released!

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

Thrivegame.forum-free.ca

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

And the Windows version, for almost everyone else: Mega.co.nz
If that one doesn't work try this one: Dropbox.com

Disclaimers:

  • 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.

Features:

  • 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!

Controls:

  • 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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Trusty_Friendpatine
Trusty_Friendpatine

Awesome! Look forward to trying it once it's done downloading ^^

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WicKeDLies
WicKeDLies

Thrive will be the best game in history assuming it is ever completed :)

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iEuropa
iEuropa

Dead download likns on the forums

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NickTheNick
NickTheNick

Which version? Or are all of the links broken? Anyone else also experiencing this?

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Heh, I was just wondering about this yesterday.

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99OTSDARVA-STASIS99
99OTSDARVA-STASIS99

This is what I call extremely ambitious. I'll pay $100 for the finished product.

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thedarkgod
thedarkgod

Well, yes, but at this stage it is little more than a concept, so try containing your excitement, as well as your money until they have a more finished product.
I have seen multiple ambitious products just die off, and although i too look forward seeing the product get finished, at this stage of development anything can happen.

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warmer
warmer

so happy you guys are working on this. This is one of the most under appreciated genres of game/simulators. I love this stuff!

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