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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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Lifecycles Act 2 - The Great Outdoors

Drunk On Nectar's biggest and most ambitious update is ready to hit your screens this weekend!

Dwarfed by a massive world

On 22nd September 2018, prepare to be dwarfed by a massive open-world sandbox experience that puts you in a staggering 0.1 mm scaled world with amazing creatures and adventures at every step.

Lifecycles Act 2 - "The Great Outdoors" is the second lifecycles installment of Drunk On Nectar, which aims to become gaming's first full-fledged nature simulation experience ever made.

Silk Tent View   Female

The Lifecycle of a Jumping Spider - Act 2

Taking center-stage again, is the female Jumping Spider (or male depending on your choice!), who sets off on an epic life journey, growing from a tiny 1mm speck to an astonishing 20 times larger, eventually becoming a mature adult over 9 unique life stages (known as instars).

Verdant Victory DoN Green Power

Learn to overcome fierce predators, tackle tricky prey, explore a huge map by gliding on a thread of silk. Invade massive swarms of grasshoppers, leafhoppers that grow along with you (parallel lifecycles!) outwit, ants who will fiercely guard their cattle of Mealybugs, escape from giant Dragonflies and Tiger Beetles who will happily add you to their varied menu and survive tense nights with the air teeming with Parasitic Spider Wasps who are on the lookout specifically for you.

Victory Egg Sac

As you grow bigger you will learn to build silk nests of your own to rest and stash food. Gain the experience to tackle new prey such as pollinators: Butterflies, Bees, Blue Mud Dauber Wasps, etc.

Carrying a tiny spider back to a

Predators like the Dragonfly that you may have thwarted with ease in Survival mode (as an adult) are now huge and imposing giants that tower over you.

Even prey such as Grasshoppers can easily dwarf you thanks to the game's parallel lifecycles feature which depicts simulatenous lifecycles for different creatures at different lifestages!

Hello Friend

Swarm Lifecycles - Huge, Living Populations

Perhaps the standout feature of Lifecycles Act 2 are the massive new swarms.

Population Density Sim

A tale of many lives

Backed by a smart "population density simulator" that allows this game to populate thousands of creatures in the map, WITH LIFECYCLES!, with high performance, this is an absolutely game changing feature that has buoyed Drunk On Nectar's core gameplay to new levels that players are sure to enjoy.

Because the prey grow along with you, the hunting dynamics are ever-changing; you'll need to constantly refine your approach and think of new ways to tackle prey. Eg: Grasshoppers that you may have bullied when they were small will swiftly grow bigger to the point where they can crush you with their mighty legs if you're not careful!

Many such surprises are in store for Act 2 which even veteran players of the game are likely to be surprised and enthralled by!

DoN's Lifecycles Journey has only Begun!

There's obviously tremendous scope for further growth (quite literally!) in Drunk On Nectar with a multitude of creatures, life stories and various community requests waiting to be acted upon.

In the short-term, Lifecycles Act 3 will release later this year (with mating and reproduction for the Monarch Butterfly and Jumping Spider!) followed by Lifecycles for the rest of the roster including Ladybug, Solitary Bee, Grasshoppers (for players; AI Grasshopper lifecycle is coming with Act 2) and of course the fabled Dragonfly lifecycle - which in some ways will be a milestone update for the game's early access phase.

More Lifecycles Act 2 Goodness!

Let's take a look at a few more pics while we wait for this weekend's epic release!

Ballooning Beauty 4

Action in Act 2

Green Glory

Sneaking up on Ants Mealybugs

Dwarfed by Moss

Grasshopper Encounter

Act 2 Release Poster

Join the fun this weekend!

Thanks for reading! I'm really excited to see players play this update this weekend and to watch the ensuing youtube videos (DoN now has around 10 million views on Youtube and counting!)

Finally, I earnestly hope that you, the reader, will also join the fun this weekend and give Drunk On Nectar's unique depiction of life a whirl. Come join the fun! :D

With ❤,

Venugopalan Sreedharan

(Developer of Drunk On Nectar)


(My Steam Dev Page)

Lifecycles News

Lifecycles News


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Parasitic Wasp Released!

Parasitic Wasp Released!


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Build With Silk! Create silken homes of your own!

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DoN's Anatomy Combat System

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The environment is spot on. Would be cool to see a food chain implemented, like fish that can jump out of the water to eat you, or birds that can pluck you out of the sky, etc.

nice work

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drunkonnectar Creator

Thank you! That is the plan. There's a lot of territory to be covered among invertebrates/insect, but vertical excursions along the food chain are planned even during the game's early sojourn. Many players have asked for lizards/frogs/small birds so far.

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Wow this looks really interesting

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drunkonnectar Creator

Thank you!

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como baixa isso

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drunkonnectar Creator

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

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drunkonnectar Creator

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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