The Life Kits are large, (usually) official addons for the Creatures series of games, consisting of new COBs and breeds. Unlike the Object Packs, you had to pay for them. They are all now freely available for download (see External links).
Life Kit #1 for Creatures 1
This is an addon pack originally sold by Cyberlife and included in Creatures Deluxe. Alone, the pack sold for £7.50 UK/$12.50 US, though this price later dropped to £4.95 sometime after the release of Creatures 2. It includes two new norn variants - the Ron Norns and the Forest Norns, as well as the previously available Purple Mountain Norns. It also includes new COBs:
The Lifekit Tendril was intended for release with Life Kit 1, but was removed before the Kit was released.
Life Kit #1 for Creatures 2
This is a similar addon pack to the one made for the original Creatures, and as you might expect it was included in Creatures 2 Deluxe. Alone, the pack sold for £5.75 UK/$8.95 US. It was available in English as well as Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish. It contains:
- The Golden Desert Norn breed
- Metamorph Device
- The Stone of Ancient Knowledge
- The World Switcher
- UFO Lander
- Flying Saucer
- Cage Swing
- Freeze Gun
- Aubergine Plant
Note that the "yellow edition" of Life Kit #1 contains code changes from earlier versions, and is not included in the GOG.com edition of Albian Years. This updated edition is available to download at Eemfoo.org.
Life Kit #2 for Creatures 2
This consists of two separate packs - the Creativity Pack and the Diversity Pack. Separately, they sold for £6.50 UK/$10.50 US, or together for £11.95 UK/$19.95 US.
Creativity Pack contents
Diversity Pack contents
- the amphibious Frog Norns
Life Kit #3 for Creatures 2
An unofficial "Life Kit" was planned by Toby Johansson and would have included the Wish Norns. It has likely been cancelled. The project website was Albian Universe.
- Life Kit #1 for Creatures 1 on Gameware and Life Kit #1 for Creatures 1 on Eem Foo
- Life Kit #1 for Creatures 2 on Eem Foo
- Life Kit #2 for Creatures 2 Creativity Pack, Diversity Pack and missing files on Eem Foo.
- Creatures Mall Archive