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The details of creatures in Creatures, such as their [[Brain|brains]], biochemistry and appearance, are to some degree dictated by virtual genetics using a simulated [[genome]]; often called [[Digital DNA]].
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The details of [[norn]]s, [[grendel]]s, [[ettin]]s and [[geat]]s in games in the [[Creatures series]] - such as their [[brain]]s, [[biochemistry]] and appearance - are to a great degree dictated by virtual genetics using a simulated [[genome]]; often called [[Digital DNA]].
  
Things which are defined in genomes include:
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Things which are defined in [[genome]]s include:
  
* brain information (lobes, and the dendrites and neurons they contain)
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* [[brain]] information ([[lobe]]s, and the [[dendrite]]s and [[neuron]]s they contain)
* chemical reactions and half-lives (possibly not the best place for this to be, for norns can become immortal and such things when these mutate)
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* [[chemical]] reactions and [[half-lives]] (norns can become [[immortal]] and such things when these [[mutation|mutate]])
* concentrations of chemicals in the bloodstream at birth
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* [[initial concentration|concentration]]s of chemicals in the bloodstream at birth
* biochemistry workings (receptors, emitters, and 'neuro emitters' which link with the brain systems)
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* [[biochemistry]] workings ([[receptor]]s, [[emitter]]s, and '[[neuro emitter]]s' which link with the brain systems)
* creature appearance; pose, pigments and gait, among other things
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* creature [[appearance]]; [[pose]], [[pigment]]s and [[gait]], among other things
  
Each individual 'gene' of a genome can mutate in various ways and lead to interesting new behaviours which the original designers never thought of.
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Each individual '[[gene]]' of a genome can [[mutation|mutate]] in various ways and lead to interesting new behaviours which the original designers never thought of.
  
There are genome editors available which let you manipulate the genetics directly and birth new creatures with them, such as the [[Genetics Kit]].  
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There are [[:Category:Genetic Editors|editors]] available which let you manipulate the genetics directly and birth new creatures with them, such as the [[Genetics Kit]].
  
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'''Did You Know?''' [[Steve Grand]] completely rewrote the code of ''Creatures'' when he included genetics![https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.games.creatures/CfslavrwxMk/TpwREgiewlEJ]
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[[Category:Genetics]]

Latest revision as of 00:01, 12 January 2019

The details of norns, grendels, ettins and geats in games in the Creatures series - such as their brains, biochemistry and appearance - are to a great degree dictated by virtual genetics using a simulated genome; often called Digital DNA.

Things which are defined in genomes include:

Each individual 'gene' of a genome can mutate in various ways and lead to interesting new behaviours which the original designers never thought of.

There are editors available which let you manipulate the genetics directly and birth new creatures with them, such as the Genetics Kit.

Did You Know? Steve Grand completely rewrote the code of Creatures when he included genetics![1]