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Micro102

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Animal simulation games
« on: April 10, 2010, 06:09:07 pm »

Any simple games out there where you play as an animal and just try to survive?

Bonus points for if it's free

Bonus points for level of complexity times 2

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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 06:12:33 pm »

There was Wolf and Lion for DOS. You can find them at abandonware sites. I don't know what the rules are to linking to those, so you'll have to find them yourself.
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 06:16:13 pm »

There's Sim Ant, but I kinda doubt that's the sort of thing you're after.


EDIT: As for what insectcalm said, both those games are available on Abandonia so I would think that it's alright to link to those pages.

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Any simple games out there where you play as an animal and just try to survive?
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Bonus points for level of complexity times 2

Objection.
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 06:27:41 pm »

http://www.wolfquest.org/

Play... as a wolf. Enjoy.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 06:35:43 pm »

Is it any good? Has anyone played it?
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 06:38:24 pm »

Wolf quest. I think I played it around the time it came out. As far as i remember it wasn't so great, but I don't know if they've updated it since then. It's been a couple years.

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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2010, 06:40:14 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2010, 06:42:22 pm »

There was Wolf and Lion for DOS. You can find them at abandonware sites. I don't know what the rules are to linking to those, so you'll have to find them yourself.

These two are good. They're less about trying to survive and more about constantly dying though. Subtle difference, but you'll understand what I mean if you try them (especially wolf).
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2010, 06:46:50 pm »


Any simple games out there where you play as an animal and just try to survive?
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Bonus points for level of complexity times 2

Objection.

By simple I mean no plot, more just random sandbox fun.


Bit of a dinosaur survival game http://www.bbc.co.uk/dinosaurs/bigalgame/index.html


The jungle mud looks interesting but I can't connect to it.
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2010, 07:19:25 pm »

They're less about trying to survive and more about constantly dying though. Subtle difference, but you'll understand what I mean if you try them (especially wolf).

This is absolutely true.  Along the same lines, you could play UnRealWorld, with no weapons or equipment or fire or anything.  Just pretend you're an arctic gorilla and try to kill everything by hand.
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2010, 08:06:19 pm »

For some reason I can only remember games where you play as insects.Theres Bad Mojo, where you play as a cockroach... Well a guy transformed into a cockroach, but same difference.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Mojo

Theres also Spider: The Game, which I can vaugely remember renting back when i was a kid. PS1 game though so you'd probobly be able to find it for a couple of quid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider:_The_Video_Game

And then theres Deadly Creatures for the wii. You can play as a tarantula or a scorpion apparently, havent played it myself though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_Creatures
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2010, 09:30:13 pm »

I tried wolfquest back when it was fairly new. It was a bit of a buggy mess back then. I seem to remember getting stuck rocketing around in circles backwards without moving my legs a few times.

It seems to have gone through a lot of updates since then, so maybe it works better now.
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Re: Animal simulation games
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2010, 03:25:48 am »

Read this title as animal stimulation games...

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