Drunk On Nectar is a Nature Sandbox game about animals, plants and ecology. Finally, a game where you can Play as Creatures, Simulate ecosystems of your own or participate in Creature Quest leaderboards. Frequently updated with new content.
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Release Date: Nov 16, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DoN has been in development since 2014 and the current game is already a complete product in its own right featuring multiple game modes and fully playable species.

It's the enormous scope of a Nature Sandbox game and the sheer number of gameplay systems involved that makes Early Access a vital tool in allowing Drunk On Nectar to grow to its full potential.

By purchasing the game now you will be supporting the development of what is potentially the first full-fledged nature game ever made, while providing vital feedback in shaping the course of this game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Q2-Q3 2017 is the expected timeframe.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Animal lifecycles including growth, metamorphosis, mating & reproduction for the game's existing species (invertebrates) will be the main focus of DoN's EA journey. Multiplayer support is coming very soon!

Inclusion of new content such as more species of animals/plants/biomes/scenario-editor may happen, but is by no means considered a core part of the EA development cycle itself, but a process that may extend well beyond EA and into the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game is fully playable with multiple game modes and species for players to explore along with procedurally generated levels, sandbox mode, world editor and customizable difficulty presets for maximum replay value. Plant lifecycles are fully realized while animal lifecycles still need to be built.

Known Issues:
1) Save/Load functionality is not yet available.
2) Fauna behavior beyond the season of spring not built yet. (Affects Nature Sandbox mode only).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Eventually as more content is added to the game the price is expected to be adjusted accordingly.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“While Nature is the uncompromising focus of Drunk On Nectar, DoN's genre has seldom been explored in gaming before meaning we're practically building a new genre together while defining the standards for gameplay in this genre. Community feedback will be crucial in ensuring that natural world phenomena depicted in the game translates into gameplay that is both sensible and fun at the same time.

The community is also welcome to suggest their favorite species of animals and plants for inclusion in the game although this will be a long-term process because of the enormous amount of time taken to fully realize even a single species and not every species will make it into the game.”
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April 23

Ladybird Beetle WIP News + Major bugfix for movement

As noted in last week's announcement several new creatures have been confirmed for DoN!

First up we have a Beetle video!

Beetle WIP Video!


And some GIFs :)

Yes, beetles have super-powers :O


Major bugfix for butter-smooth creature movement
In a major breakthrough, an ancient bug that was ruining player experience has finally been defeated.

Now, no more wobbly movement, abrupt jerks or other such nastiness while walking, it's butter smooth now!

Release ETA for Venu's Garden, the next Creature Quest
With the Ladybug beetle mostly done, it's time for the other members of the cast, namely Mealybugs, Ants, etc to get ship-shape.

The plan is to release a basic version of this Creature Quest first and then add Multiplayer, Lifecycles, etc on top.

Expect 1-2 weeks for initial release!


Once again, here's the Beetle WIP video:

Beetle WIP Video!

Feedback and comments are welcome. Post them below!

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan

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April 15

"Venu's Garden" featuring Praying Mantis, Ladybugs & Lacewings announced.

Announcing Venu's Garden: A new series of Creature Quests
Inspired by real-life Nature stories being enacted right now in DoN's living garden, comes the next series of Creature Quests:

War has been declared against the animal family Pseudococcidae, the dreaded Mealybugs.

Even as I type this, these mindless plant parasites eke a living destroying the very plants that support them. And they must be stopped, at any cost!

Form a crack-team of expert assassins
Whether your chosen battleground is Singleplayer or Co-op or Multiplayer, choose a squad of intrepid invertebrates to complete this quest, but choose wisely:

Your efforts will be thwarted by ants farming and protecting the Mealy ones. Spiders and other opportunists will be waiting for you and for your insect pollinators friends.

You win when the plants win.
* Eliminate the enemies of the plants.
* Provide a safe space for insect pollinators to complete an entire cycle of pollination.
* Ensure future generations of plants can grow, reproduce and thrive.


Venu's Garden - Part I - Ladybugs meet Mealybugs
Ladybugs will take center-stage in the first Creature Quest in this series.

Play as a Ladybug mysteriously arrived in an undergrowth infested with Mealybugs. Ants will fiercely protect their cattle of Aphids and Mealybugs, so be prepared for a fight!

More news on this new Creature Quest will be shared as development continues!

Until then dream of Ladybugs climbing those tall wooden stalks!

With ❤,
- Venugopalan Sreedharan


[PS] Milkweed update Video Overview:

For those who haven't seen the video overview of the Milkweed Release yet, here it is!


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About This Game

Drunk On Nectar is a Nature Sandbox game about animals, plants and ecology. Multiple game-modes allow you to either play as a creature yourself, simulate ecosystems or create scenarios of your own.

DoN aims to provide the most comprehensive nature experience gaming has ever seen. To this end, the game has been built at invertebrate-scale (a micro world) for an unprecedented level of detail. Plants in DoN are not flat props but living, growing entities that flower, pollinate and propagate across seasons like real plants. Finally, each species has unique gameplay depending on its morphology.

The current release features five invertebrate species: Jumping Spider (Phidippus Regius), Monarch Butterfly (will full lifecycle from Caterpillar to adult!), Butterfly (Viceroy), Dragonfly (Common Hawker) and a Bee (Solitary). Plants are first-class citizens in DoN and expected to play an increasingly important role over time.

Additional species of animals, plants and ecological phenomena are planned for addition once the game's EA goals (read above) have been met. You are welcome to vote for a creature or plant you're excited about for addition in the community forums!


While no game can possibly cover all of Nature, Drunk On Nectar is a sincere commitment to go as far as one possibly can.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 Ghz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Graphics Card with 2 GB VRAM, min DirectX10 necessary.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent distro
    • Processor: 3 Ghz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 compatible GPU with 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10000 GB available space
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