In this blog entry here. fishing Cactus gives a non update basically telling people that they are working on the program! LOL This games was supposed to be out in January. What a joke. And then they say they are trying to get info from Big Ben to give to the
suckers or I mean people.
Free to Play is the biggest scam on the net. Most level headed people are coming to this conclusion. One thing they will do to create hype is not give you any information and treat any drivel they give you as treasured secrets. Read this crap that Andrea Di Stefano says :
We’re definitely committing to having the whole game playable freely. There will be some waiting time on some elements that you will be able to accellerate but it will be fairly limited and the Norns themselves won’t have any of this to avoid the player being left in the game with nothing to do. Golden Eggs will mainly allow the player to buy coins which is the currency you use in-game to buy toys, plants, critters etc. As in other F2p games right now, what we are going to sell for “real money” will likely evolve in time depending on the feedback we get. Rest assured we’re not a greedy bunch: earning money from the game is important to us (we tend to need food to survive ^^) but we know that only way to achieve that is for us to make a good game.
Don’t forget folks they are out to make money and squeeze every cent from you, they all do this, it is not free unless you absolutely not spend a dime on this. they will give you the bull crap about having to eat. This is a main “line” from the Free to Play Handbook.
Free to Play “Facebook” type games target children and lure them in. They hope to soak the Creatures fans because of the love they have for this game but I really doubt they care, they want money and to get money they take all the control from a lovely game and kill it. But don’t you worry. The original creator of Creatures 1 -3 and docking station is creating a new “creatures” type game. We will have to wait but if he does not pull this free to play crap and we can actually own the game, his game will not only shadow the fake Creatures 4 but crush it. His creatures will be built for actual real complex and exciting game play not to con people into gold eggs so they can join the haves versus the have nots.
It is time to get excited about Steve Grand and his new game. The real spirit died in creatures and it will be a shell of a game with glittering shiny things yes, but a fake and flat piece of junk all the same.
Here is where you can learn what Steve Grand has accomplished and what is coming!
Players I know you love Creatures, I do too. But this is not the Creatures we love this is a fake. A company bought the rights and it is being doctored up to collect you hard earned money little by little. It will actually cost you far more than an actually creatures game ever cost. They will lure you in with the “free to play” con and then when your hooked things will change indeed. You think you can resist? When you are deep in and all of a sudden there will be something liek a special breed or an item that will be limited and only a few people will have it. a breed that if you do not act now you will never have it in the game ever? These little surprises will start slow, and when enough people are playing then you will see something like this at first every so often and then as the greed (yes there will be greed) sets in there will be more and more and more and more and more.
Some people will be in so deep they actually defend it. Ah people I have seen this.
I am waiting for Steve Grand. he is the only one I trust as far as promises. he answers question truthfully and not skip around details and mislead people. think about this one line from the quote “We’re definitely committing to having the whole game playable freely” This says nothing, this is not a fact. This is right out of the play book people. If they meant it as a fact they would have said “We will provide the whole playable game for free”. But they will never say this because … they want your money and they plan on changing as soon as they have a certain amount of addicted players.
Myself? I will wait for Steve Grand and pay him what he is due and fall in love with a new set of creatures in a beautiful land with a new history and story. Unless he pulls the “play for free” con.
Here is what Steve Grand Says:
“I’ve been working on the theory behind a new breed of artificial life for years, now, and recently had what I hope is the scientific breakthrough I’ve been looking for. So I’ve started work on a new game.
I don’t know what the scenario will be yet or what the final creatures will look like, but it’s basically the same concept as Creatures, except this time in 3D, with real physics and with vastly better biology and brains. Ever since C1 I’ve been trying to understand how the mammalian brain gives rise to imagination and mental imagery, and I think I’m really onto something now that can be implemented in real time on a PC (after all, computers are at least a thousand times more powerful than they were when I started writing C1). I think I have the key to an artificial life form that can actually think. Norns could react but they couldn’t think – they couldn’t make plans, have hopes or intentions, dream dreams, learn physical skills, etc. Higher consciousness can’t exist without an imagination either. It remains to be seen how smart they actually prove to be but they’ll certainly be much more realistic than the norns in lots of ways and hopefully a lot more fun to look after.
There’ll be an API for community extensions and tools, too, of course, and a lot more to learn about their physiology and behavior. I’m thinking in terms of creatures somewhat like orangutans in character, but we’ll see. Hopefully there will be several species. First I have to build their brains, and until a few weeks ago I was stuck on a really tricky problem in the layers of their brain that learn to recognize and classify things. But I think I’ve solved that now and I’m ready to get back to coding this week. .. I’m really excited about it potentially starting up again at long last.“
Here is Steve’s New program’s project page.
http://blog.fishingcactus.com – don’t trust them
http://www.fishingcactus.com – don’t trust them
http://www.creatures4.com – don’t fall for the Free to Play con.