The natural world is but a simulation of flora and fauna entwined in a glorious dance for growth, survival and propagation. So too is this game.
Immerse yourself in a soul-stirring simulation of plant and animal life at a scale unparalleled in gaming before. Take control of legions of insects from a variety of species and set forth into a harsh ever-changing world teeming with rich floral life aand creatures with unique skills and life stories. Plants and insects in DoN are not mere visual props, but living entities that grow in real-time from say a seed to sapling or from a chrysalis to a beautiful butterfly.
From the tropical climes of dry summers and wet monsoons to temperate climates of spring, summer, autumn and winter, DoN models the ecology and lifecycles of various species, weather changes, seasonal changes, day and night activity changes for nocturnal, diurnal or crepescular creatures - all painstakingly crafted for creating a rich world with few limits!
Here's the current roster of creatures. More animals (and plants!) will be added over time!
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I’m Venugopalan Sreedharan, an aspiring game dev from India and the sole developer of Drunk On Nectar. DoN began with a simple dream; to allow players to wander amidst nature as one of its subtle winged beauties - the insect pollinators. Over time the potential for all encompassing Nature and ecology simulation was clear; thus began Drunk On Nectar's grand conquest of the gaming world!
Several new creatures including Ladybugs, Praying Mantis and Lacewings were recently announced for DoN's upcoming Creature Quest entitled "Venu's Garden" - a series of quests inspired by real-life animal stories transpiring in DoN's living garden.
The Ladybug beetle is almost there! See for yourself in the quick video overview above.
A major movement issue that was ruining player experience has been finally fixed. This bug, which resulted in abrupt jerks and other movement wonkiness is now no more and the end result is butter smooth movement.
If you previously found the controls or movement a bit iffy, do give the latest patch a try! The camera has already been vastly overhauled thanks to community feedback from the recent Creature Quest and now with movement also polished, I can say with certainty that this is the most fun version of Drunk On Nectar to play, to date. Any feedback on the latest patch is welcome!
Here's a Jumping Spider effortlessly prancing on a steep wooden stalk all thanks to the new patch:
With the lead character of this play ready, its time for the other members of the cast to step up on stage.
Mealybugs will be added next. Living up to their I'm-an-annoying-scale-insect proclivities, the mealy ones will eke out a living on plant stalks, sapping their plant hosts of nutrients, while excreting honeydew for their ant accomplices. Where ants are around, aphids cannot be too far away either.
As a ladybug you will go around ridding the garden of scale insects (while humoring your enormous appetite for mealybugs) while also thwarting the efforts of ants who will fiercely guard their cattle of Mealybugs and Aphids.
An initial version is slated for release in 1-2 weeks. The first iteration will focus on Ladybirds and Mealybugs. Ants and Aphids will be onboarded over time along with Praying Mantis and Lacewings too.
Finally, multiplayer/co-op support and lifecycles (like that of the Monarch Butterfly, which enjoys a full, richly detailed lifecycle depiction in Drunk On Nectar) will be added to bolster either the quest or the core simulation (i.e. The Life Of Animals / Nature Sandbox game modes) or both.
Several other Creature Quests have also been planned for DoN. This particular one is of enormous significance for the game though (and in many ways a change in gameplay direction) so do keep the feedback coming at all times!
I leave you with some more Beetle GIFs :)
Milkweed plants have finally arrived to beautify DoN's landscape. Sandbox mode gets new goodies including the ability to plant caterpillar armies (Yay...
Steam Leaderboard support for DoN's latest map available! Join the contest and win nifty prizes :)
DoN has now become the perhaps the first game ever to successfully depict an entire animal lifecycle. From egg to larva to pupa to adult, let us celebrate...
DoN's Monarch Caterpillar has been released! Download the patch on Steam and give the little ones a try!
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