/r/thrive

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News and discussion about Thrive, the ambitious open source evolution game.

Thrive

Thrive is a game about the development of life, from the formaton of the first cells to galactic civilizations. Thrive is free and open-source; our development is powered by dedicated volunteers with a passion for the project. We are always looking for new developers, and if you want to join us to help bring our many concepts to life faster, send us an email!

Our team seeks to accomplish two major goals:

  • Create engaging, compelling gameplay that respects our players' intelligence.
  • Remain as accurate as possible in our depiction of known scientific theory.

We plan to immerse the player in a procedurally generated and evolving world filled with the wonders of science, and to allow them to manipulate the virtual world around them in any way they please. Our game will contain multiple editors where players can create and modify technology, culture, organisms, and entire solar systems.

Thrive takes many games as inspiration, from roguelikes to grand strategy games, but we plan on walking our own path with many game mechanics, so don't expect a clone.

Wiki

If you're looking for information on the project, please see our wiki.

/r/thrive

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What coding language is thrive in?

also an idea i had

maybe for macroorganisms you could unlock something that lets you create roots maybe called something like "soil binding" and maybe some other things that let you absorb particles in the soil and if you also have chloroplasts instead of making just pure atp from chloroplasts it could combine with the nutrients and make glucose of a higher value than just chloroplasts

2 Comments
2024/03/26
16:17 UTC

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Where Is The Glucose

Someone Damaged My Thermoplasts And Now I Need To Get Glucose

4 Comments
2024/03/24
21:48 UTC

7

Vireo copyright

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I was told I'd have the best of getting a response here.

So who do I need to talk to about using Vireo (Thrive's main theme) in any online content not related to Thrive?

7 Comments
2024/03/24
06:04 UTC

2

Can I join the team?

i want to join the team I’m not a coder but I could give ideas and maybe manage?

43 Comments
2024/03/12
10:50 UTC

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Great find related to game

Why did this happen? Anyone got any reasons here?

2024

2022

3 Comments
2024/03/11
21:35 UTC

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did thrive change cpu requirements?

Thrive 0.6.5 is throwing cpu feature errors, but 0.6.4.1 worked just fine

7 Comments
2024/02/28
04:18 UTC

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Thrive 0.6.5 Trailer

0 Comments
2024/02/24
18:29 UTC

16

Help

What does Belgium mean in this community?! I can’t figure out the meaning, it seems like I see it used to replace any given word at any time and I can’t understand what the parameters are. Thanks!

4 Comments
2024/02/08
08:25 UTC

36

Was Cell Stage a good idea?

So this week I randomly got back into Spore and by extension I also remembered Thrive. While I did see Oliver's video almost 2 years ago when it came out, I haven't been in the community in a very long time.

Anyway, watching Lindsay Nicole's newest video about evolution (that we know of) got me thinking: Is it a good idea for players to start with single celled organisms?

Now of course from the standpoint of RG Its understandable to start here. Spore starts unicellular too as did life itself, and from a programming point of view, it's the easiest stage to make.

But taking the potential full game into account, I don't feel like cell stage is entirely necessary. The idea of evolution is that things snowball, all earlier developments lead to today. But for the most part, Thrive's cell stage seems to really only decide whether your future creature can photosynthesise or whether it has toxins. (Cell walls might be another important element for future stages). But stuff like its diet, general life style, body plan etc etc, looks like it'll be decided in the multicellular or even later stages.

Of course I am not part of the dev team and I don't really know what the eventual plans are, but if RG have addressed this problem, I'd love to hear their thoughts.

EDIT: just found out that apparently there are prototypes of multicellular and ascended stages? Cool! Gonna have to check them out once I can access my pc

11 Comments
2024/01/20
21:26 UTC

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Made it Macroscopic

Cell stage is perfect. Again kudos for the metabolism system, I love it! Multicellular was quite grindy because I was very slow, but that's probably my own fault. All in all multicellular was fun, although the cell collision is a bit wonky. Maybe packing the cells tighter would help? All in all though it works pretty bug free.

When I made it to macroscopic I only had the grey sphere designer. I know it's work in progress and maybe I don't have the most up to date version. However I think it would be much easier if there was a 3D grid similar to the 2D grid in the other designers. Also the macroscopic stage was just the grey spheres as well, so i didn't progress. Again, maybe I don't have the latest version.

The transition between the stages is very nice and I'm excited for the new updates. Don't be discouraged by the negative critics, you have come a long way and the base game is already the best in the genre!

4 Comments
2024/01/03
15:06 UTC

37

Really happy with the Macroscopic mode

I messed around for 40 minutes after many many hours of grinding to get to Macroscopic. awakened was also fun. I understand it's very bare bones but I really like it. better than anything I could make in unity I think it rings true to the games origins as in like the first release with the orbs that moved, all that to say very simplistic but nevertheless I'm still impressed keep it up devs.

6 Comments
2024/01/02
08:10 UTC

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Oxytoxy + Cilia (sucking) + spikes = sniper rifle apperently

After playing around a bit I accidently manegeed to make a sniper rifle that lauched oxytoxy at super high speed (and therefore range). I think it is powered by cilia that accelerates it and a well placed spike that bounces it in the final direction. I wonder if anyone has also maneged to do something similar to that, and have a bit more control of where it goes (foreward or backward)?

0 Comments
2023/12/30
18:29 UTC

79

"Since You Recently Played Thrive"

2 Comments
2023/12/30
00:33 UTC

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Game Crashes when I quit

I was playing for a bit in the Multicellular mode, but when I went to quit, it just said "Thrive Game is not responding."

I was ultimately trying to quit anyway, but still.

2 Comments
2023/12/28
23:42 UTC

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I'm new to this place and wondering about the game.

I'm quite new to this subreddit, and new to knowing of thig game in general.
I just found out about it about 30 minutes ago.
And I was curious about this game, does it have a tribal/civilization stage like Spore did? As many people have been saying this is similar to Spore.

9 Comments
2023/12/26
06:06 UTC

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