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Birthdays the Beginning - World Building Tips - Part 2

Posted on June 02, 2017 by NISA EUROPE

Greetings worldbuilders! It’s time for another exciting lesson in playing Mother (or Father) Nature!

 

In the previous lesson, we taught you all about the two powers that you’ll have at your disposal, Micro Mode and Macro Mode. Now, it’s about time that we teach you how to actually change the terrain of your cube with your own hands.

 

You can raise and lower the terrain to create any landscape you can imagine. You can make mountains, hills, spires, plains, rivers, seas and many more terrain features! The origins of life began in the primordial ocean, so that’s where we’ll begin today’s lesson.

 

 

 

When land is lowered below 0 T (sea level), that area becomes a sea. The organisms that emerge in the sea will vary depending on the depth, and are crucial when it comes to developing your cube. This is because sea creatures must evolve to create land creatures. After all, amphibians were the first organisms to liberate themselves from their ocean habitat and set foot on land.

 

 

 

Furthermore, lowering the seafloor to increase the depth of the sea will also increase the cube’s overall temperature, while raising the seafloor will create shallow waters and cool the overall temperature.

 

The sea isn’t the only thing that affects the temperature of your cube.

 

 

 

If you create tall, triangle-shaped lands, you can create hills and mountain ranges. Tall terrain will reduce the overall temperature of your cube, but if you don’t want to make a large mountain you can create a thin spire instead!

Can you see how much influence you’ll have over an entire ecosystem just by raising and lowering terrain? There are also many useful items that will help you create your world, such as the River Source item.

 

 

When you use the River Source item, you can create a spring on the surface. By lowering the land around the river, you can make as wide or as long as you please! Unlike the sea, you can create rivers no matter how tall the land is. If you want to add some green to a mountain, try adding a river to it! It can also be used to create waterfalls! Waterfalls are you chance to show off your artistry.

 

Now we’ve given you all of the knowledge we have at our disposal, so go imagine, experiment and create! Shape your planet and decide how plant and animal life evolves. No two planets will be the same!

 

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Birthdays the Beginning - World Building Tips - Part 1

Posted on May 17, 2017 by NISA EUROPE
Greetings world-builders! You may not know everything there is to know about growing worlds, but if you heed our words you will be on your way to witnessing the miracle of life with your own eyes.
Growing life from scratch may be a little bit complicated, but trust me, you’ve been hand-chosen for this task by the ever-wonderful Navi! Whenever you’re feeling lost or troubled, Navi will be right by your side!
As a newly appointed world-builder, you’ll have two very special powers at your disposal that allow you to manipulate space and time: Micro Mode and Macro Mode respectively. This is where your training will begin!
Micro Mode allows you to shape the world’s terrain. You’ll start off with a flat cube with no life on it, but over time you can make mountains, hills, valleys and more! In fact, by raising and lowering the terrain the temperature will change! This will cause organisms to be birthed and your world to grow!
Macro Mode allows you to advance the passage of time in order to accelerate the birthing process of lifeforms. You’ll start off with single-celled organisms such as phytoplankton and zooplankton to complex multicellular life including plants, mammals, dinosaurs and more!
You’ll have to constantly swap between the two modes to test and observe the environment you create. As time progresses, organisms that are suited to an environment's temperature and moisture levels will be birthed.
It’s hard work to maintain the ecosystem of your cube, so make sure that you always keep an eye on the Life News! This is displayed on the right-side of the screen and it’s how you’ll find out when new lifeforms are born. Don’t forget to capture it and record it in your Library! The library also contains a Life Tree that shows the genealogy of each creature and how they came to be. You can use this to get hints on how to make even more organisms!
If you’re having trouble actually finding newly birthed organisms in order to capture them you should check out the minimap! When a new organism is birthed it will appear on the minimap as a pink dot. Now you have no excuses to miss a single birthday!

If you ever get stuck you can check out the Game Info screen. This will tell you the status of your cube and your current objective.
The final and arguably most important tip that we will bestow upon you today is to save early and often! It’s important that you make a record of the world and all the organisms you’ve created! Select the Save option in the Game Menu to manually save your progress.
We’re very interested to see what type of worlds you’ll create! Perhaps you’ll create a world that’s never been seen before! After all, everyone’s world will be different in their own way, the possibilities are endless.
Stay tuned for the next lesson where we’ll dive into how you actually shape the terrain in your world!

 

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