Nature, Survival, Lifecycles: Experience the incredible life of animals & their unique life stories; Drunk On Nectar aspires to become the most comprehensive nature experience ever made.
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Very Positive (54) - 83% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
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?

“Greetings! As a single developer behind this game, your early involvement allows me to work closely with you to ensure that the final product is designed to fulfill your expectations. With so many animal species and lifecycles out there, the sheer number of gameplay systems required to fulfill DoN's vision makes for a very challenging development and QA process, especially as a single developer. Early Access greatly alleviates this difficulty by allowing me to harness community feedback while the game is still being built.

By purchasing the game early, you will also be supporting the development of what is potentially the first full-fledged nature game ever made.

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Q4-2019 is the expected timeframe. The game will certianly continue to receive content updates well past its release, to ensure the inclusion of as many animal and plant species as possible!”

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

“Creature lifecycles including growth, metamorphosis, mating & reproduction for the game's existing species (invertebrates) will be the main focus of DoN's EA journey. Multiplayer/Co-op support is also planned.

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, etc. However, replay value of the current version will vary from player to player as not all features have been built yet, so please keep that in mind before purchase.

The main game mode ("The Life Of Animals") is currently a simplified version of the game's vision, current gameplay is simple. After lifecycles for all existing creatures has been built, gameplay for this mode will be enhanced further.”

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?

“DoN's genre (the natural world) 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 a species and not every species will make it into the game.”
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May 10

Life As Prey Update, Developer Gameplay Walkthrough!

Several improvements including rebalancing of predator interaction, visual and gameplay bugfixes and more come with this update. Watch the videos below for more!

Developer Walkthrough
Celebrating the release of Grasshopper Lifecycle, join DoN's Developer Venugopalan Sreedharan in an action-packed 4 part video walkthrough below!

Gameplay Part 1 (Female Grasshopper Growth)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2gc9Oun0e0

Gameplay Part 2 (Female Mating & Reproduction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ZHh6Oj01g

Gameplay Part 3 (Male Grasshopper G2 Gameplay)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFwZCSzueRo

Gameplay Part 4 (Male Mating & Reproduction)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_Iree2vrcI

The Ladybug's lifecycle is planned to be taken up next. Further improvements to the Grasshopper are also being made along with a general round of bugfixing and other improvements for the larger game.

Hope you enjoy this update :)

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan
Developer of Drunk On Nectar
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May 4

Experience Life As Prey: Grasshopper Lifecycle Released!

Life As Prey
As DoN's first major update focusing on prey life, the Grasshopper Lifecycle includes Mating & Reproduction, Multiple Generations and plenty of exciting Prey-Predator action!



Feedback Sought!
Check out this update and provide your feedback either in the comments below or on the forums! You can also use the in-game feedback form to quickly send feedback at any time by simply pressing the tilde (~) key.

Upcoming updates such as Ladybug lifecycle are expected to follow a very similar format, so your feedback is very important in shaping the course of upcoming content.

If you run into any issues or technical problems while playing this update please do make it known and it will be looked into promptly,

Thanks for playing "Life As Prey"!


The rewards of survival are worth it! Two Grasshoppers mating after surviving a storied adventure of Six Instars!

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan
(Developer of Drunk On Nectar)

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About This Game

Drunk On Nectar is a Nature Simulation game about animals, plants and ecology. Play as animals, simulate ecosystems in sandbox mode and a lot more.








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 0.1 mm accurate 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 11 invertebrate species:
  • Monarch Butterfly (will full lifecycle from Caterpillar to adult!)
  • Jumping Spider (Phidippus Regius, with Lifecycle upto Third Instar)
  • Parasitic Wasp (Blue Mud Dauber with egg laying, nesting gameplay)
  • Japanese Tiger Beetle
  • Grasshopper
  • The Ladybug Beetle
  • Dragonfly (Common Hawker)
  • Ants & Mealybugs (mutualism)
  • Butterfly (Viceroy)
  • 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!

External Links
Follow DoN on Twitter!
Catch the latest news on the Official Youtube channel
Visit DoN's IndieDB page
Drunk On Nectar's Facebook page.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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