The Nature Game

Drunk On Nectar is a Nature Sandbox game about animals, plants and ecology. Multiple game-modes allow you to play as a creatures, simulate ecosystems or challenge yourself on quests maps with leaderboards.

Multiplayer support is planned for 2018.

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 eight invertebrate species:

  • The Monarch Butterfly (will full lifecycle from Caterpillar to adult!)
  • Jumping Spider (Phidippus Regius, with Lifecycle upto Third Instar)
  • 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!

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The Grasshoppers are here!

Music track "The Grasshopper's Song", an OST made for Drunk On Nectar


In the run up to DoN's survival-themed "Lifecycles Act 2" release, the game's Survival mode has been rebooted with Grasshoppers, Longer gameplay (5 days from Spring to Summer), a reworked food chain (Dragonflies beware), Saving and Loading support and more.

Let's take a closer look!

Two A.I. Grasshoppers :)

Grasshoppers are the latest creature released into Drunk On Nectar's world!


Survival Mode Rebooted

Survival now occurs over 5 days from Spring to Summer and you need to survive till the first dawn of Summer to win. To sate the voracious appetite of our resident predators (and to celebrate one beautiful grass hopping friend!), Grasshoppers have been added to the game and the food chain has been reworked. Adult Grasshoppers are often too big to handle for smaller predators, but if you're playing on Easy mode it is quite achievable. In the next release Grasshoppers nymphs will be also available (earlier life stage, smaller, easier to hunt) for Jumping Spiders and even Dragonflies.

Speaking of Jumping Spiders and Dragonflies, the latter's long dominance as the game's apex predator has now been challenged. Jumping Spiders can now takedown perched Dragonflies (that are resting or feeding) and with quite dramatic results as you'll see:

Jumping Spider hunting a Dragonfly

Never underestimate a Jumping Spider's speed and agility!


Grasshopper Gameplay

The Grasshopper is fully playable both in Survival or in the Sandbox mode (where you can amass a troop of Grasshoppers for your amusement!) - Browse on grass and leaves, use your strong legs and wings to hop and fly (if your'e an adult; nymphs can only hop) and thwart predators with your size and strength advantage.

Speaking of grass, Drunk On Nectar now features full-3D collidable grass! Climb atop it, munch on it, use it as a launching pad if you're a wily Jumping Spider, anything you like!

Grass is now 3D! Climb atop it, munch on it or make it your home!

Our resident Grasshoppers demanded that their grassy abodes be made fully 3D and collidable. Their wish has been granted!

Saving & Loading supported

DoN finally supports saving and loading of games and Sandbox creations! Use this to your advantage while trying your luck with the new survival mode, you just might need it! Saving & Loading is still in early phases so please do report any issues you run into during your invertebrate escapades :)

The road to Lifecycles Act 2

For the benefit of those who missed out on DoN's Lifecycles Act 1 - "The Silken Egg Sac" release, here's a quick video roundup of what the fuss is all about!

"Act 2 -The Great Outdoors" is the next installment of DoN's Lifecycles saga. As Act 2 focuses on Survival, getting this Grasshopper and Survival reboot release out first was deemed an essential stepping stone towards unleashing twenty five curious third-instar Jumping Spiders into the game's great outdoors.

Act 2 is being earnestly developed with new species (Tiger Beetles, Parasitic Wasps, etc), new mechanics (build your own silken egg sac) and more. Given the game's growing size and expansion with multiple modes, multiple species, etc, the QA effort needed for a big release like Act 2 is quite sizable, so your patience in waiting for Act 2 is appreciated :) Taking the time to carefully build and test this release is essential for your maximum enjoyment, so when it does arrive, the wait will be worth it!

Thank You!

A huge thanks to everyone for supporting the game all these years on IndieDB and for the past year on Steam Early Access. Your support is deeply appreciated and now thanks to the game's growing player base and supporters, DoN will continue its rapid growth and expansion for 2018 with Lifecycles, New Species, Multiplayer support and so much more! DoN's green glades eagerly await your pleasure, so come on over and join the action!

Thank you for reading! Check out DoN's Grasshoppers with this latest Steam release, but do keep an eye on the Great Outdoors while you're at it, for 25 adolescent Jumping Spiders with an enchanting lifestory to tell are spiritedly headed your way!

Enjoy playing Drunk On Nectar and let me know your feedback in the comments below!

With ❤,

Venugopalan Sreedharan

(Developer of Drunk On Nectar)

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The Lifecycle of a Jumping Spider (Preview)

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mil120
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Wow this looks really interesting

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como baixa isso

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Hey, is that a question about how to lower your settings in-game? If so, you should be able to go Settings->Video and fine-tune various settings in there. There are also performance friendly world presets (maps) that do away with all the fancy props, etc to provide maximum performance.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

New animals! ;) Vinegaroon, Amblyigid and Trap jaw ants please.

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So lots of wide jaws and long limbs? :)

Mother Amblyigids appear to carry their babies on their backs much like some other species do. Apparently they need to successfully carry their babies all the way up to their first moult for them to survive. I'm seeing some interesting gameplay mechanics here :)

Btw. Did you get a chance to try out the latest patch yet? Major camera improvements have gone in so let me know if you're still having camera issues; Adding new species will be easier if the existing camera/controls are satisfactorily to players as that will provide a solid foundation for some of the trickier long-bodied invertebrates (eg: caterpillars which are releasing soon).

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On one of my previous comments, I asked for centipedes so do you think of adding them? Plus, could you add creatures that live underground, and it looks like a completely different game? If you can, you are in my top 10 favorites. But you are still awesome. I also have found that the game lags a lot, and the controls are a bit hard. I am not trying to be angry or rude, I'm just stating a fact.

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ThaiCat
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Mm, centipedes. I cant think about them without thinking about humans. You know what I mean, right?

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drunkonnectar Creator
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Hey rh5sucho, the patch for camera improvements is out! Do try it out and if you're still having camera/control issues feel free to let me know, more than happy to add further improvements to camera/controls as they're such a huge part of experiencing the game.

Here's a link to the patch announcement:
Steamcommunity.com

I've noted your previous suggestion of scoprions/whip-scorpions btw! The former would do nicely with a desert biome although new biomes are very distant on the game's current roadmap.

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drunkonnectar Creator
drunkonnectar

Hey, no problem, I'm definitely interested to hear more your control issues. Are you having camera issues or is it the control scheme itself? Also is it a particular species that's hard to control? There is a known bug that causes wonky camera stuttering when the FPS goes low and that might have been affecting you (fix coming in next patch).

Re: lagging, what are your specs? Do other UE4 games that you may have run similarly? The micro-world scale of the game makes it very performance-intensive both CPU and GPU wise and over time this is only going to get even more demanding than less as it grows... things like the underground gameplay you suggested will take time especially because of performance tuning/optimizations needed to keep what's above and below running together smoothly.

Finally, centipedes... seems like a lot of people have been asking for centipedes of late! I'll need to do some more research on them to understand where these creatures best fit into DoN's roadmap and vision.

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rh5sucho
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I can help you out a little bit on centipedes! I am a fan on hexapods and there relatives. Most centipedes are venomous, so they will be a great addition to be a predator. They live in rocky places and deserts which could be a nice addition to the game!

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drunkonnectar Creator
drunkonnectar

Thanks! So many species, so little time!

I can't provide a specific timeline for when things like deserts/etc will make it into the game, but I can assure you that all this feedback/ideas have been carefully noted. The next few months are already jam-packed with things like animal lifecycles, multiplayer support, etc but over time hopefully many of your requests will have made it into the game :)

Rocky places/deserts will make for an amazing addition but it will take a lot of time to get that far.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

Unless you want me to not stop, I will stop giving you ideas of new creatures. I just love giving ideas to games and mods!

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drunkonnectar

No problem at all! I love your enthusiasm for the game and knowing that people like you are interested in seeing more greatly bolsters the development effort, so thank you!

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

If you want to have a new creature in your game, ask me! Speaking of new animals, could you add scorpions or whip scorpions! You have a spider, now you could have it's sister orders! If you can they would be awesome! (As usual.)

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"Are you having camera issues or is it the control scheme itself?" Well, when I try to move around, the screen goes all over the place. Sometimes, I get a little dizzy around that. But the answer is camera issues most likely.

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drunkonnectar Creator
drunkonnectar

Thanks for the detailed feedback! Do the "Player Cam" or "Free Cam" alternate cameras help?

The next patch has major camera improvements to the land based movement (I'm guessing Jumping Spider was species was you had issues with). The camera is no longer right next to the character so there's a lot more room visually, better FOV.

Will let you know when that patch is out, thanks for your patience.

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rh5sucho
rh5sucho

The Jumping Spider was. The camera was crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks! ;)

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