Devblog #24: And Godot arrived

It’s been only two months since we started the last engine change, and today we are proud to announce our newest release: Thrive 0.5.0!

Yes, it only took us two months to rewrite the whole game in Godot. So what does this new release bring and what’s so good about this new engine? Well Godot is user friendly, has a lot of documentation, an active community and no missing important features. In other words, it makes development on Thrive easier, meaning that with this (hopefully) there won’t be any more engine changes.

But what does this mean for players like you? Better performance and compatibility, with this update those with Intel HD Graphics cards will finally be able to play the game without issue. Even better, as long as we don’t need native code, this and future releases should be compatible with Mac!

And of course, this version runs much smoother and without random crashes, so stop waiting and give 0.5.0 a try!

If you use Mac, download the game directly from here, since the launcher is not Mac compatible.

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Devblog #23: Engine change part 2

Another release coming at you, here is Thrive 0.4.3.1! Wait, why isn’t it 0.4.4? Well that’s because after this release we are going to make some huge changes to the project. We are changing the engine once again, and we hope this time is for good.

While this isn’t a regular release, and certainly it isn’t the biggest one we’ve done, it brings a few new features for you to enjoy. Read on to see what’s new and what have we planned for Thrive’s future…

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Devblog #22: The Stabby Update

We’re back with another release for you, and just in time for Christmas! We present Thrive 0.4.3.

This new version includes the UI overhaul many of you have been waiting for, and a fan favourite, the pilus, letting you live out all your microbe-stabbing dreams. We’ve also improved existing features like the patch map with better patch condition displays and AI species spreading to other patches.

Download the launcher below to get the latest version, and read on for more information.

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Devblog #21: The Patch Patch

We’re back, and we come bearing a gift: Thrive 0.4.2.

As if one ecosystem full of dynamically evolving cells of all shapes and sizes wasn’t enough, it’s time to experience the might of several chained together, rife for evolutionary exploration. This release introduces the patch map, the first step towards a wider simulation.

As always, we recommend downloading via the Thrive launcher. Get the latest version here:

Read on to find out more about this latest release, along with all the general Thrive news…

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Devblog #18: Thrive is Alive

Thrive’s back, baby.

We’re beyond excited to announce the release of the culmination of our efforts for the last whoever knows how long, Thrive version 0.4.0.

It’s true: we’ve returned from the dead. We finally have a new engine. And, as you’ll learn if you read on, a hell of a lot of other things too…

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Devblog #17: The Re-Emergence of Life

It’s been a while.

To someone not following the project closely on our more active platforms (community forums and Discord) it may appear Thrive has fallen into a long, dark slumber. Nascent life extinct, factories gone cold, space relics left scattered about the cosmos.

But all is not as it seems. Life stirs below the surface.

The purpose of this Devblog is to state in no uncertain terms the second most repeated of our mantras (right behind no underwater civs):

We’re not dead.

We’re back. And things are about to get exciting.

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Devblog #12: Prepare for Launch

Good news: Thrive now has its own dedicated launcher. Even better news: there’s a whole new release available as a demonstration of its abilities. This Devblog will run through both, as well as the general miscellaneous updates we post to make sure nobody mistakenly thinks the project is dead.

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Devblog #11: A New Thrive For A New Year

Is it too late to say happy New Year? Probably, but we’ll do it anyway. Happy New Year, and as 2017 takes its first steps we’re happy to present another update to Thrive: version 0.3.3.

A flashy new GUI, more realistic health and reproduction systems, and the first steps towards evolution are the flagship features, and you can read all about them below, alongside our recent podcasting efforts and plans for 2017.

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Devblog #9: Current Affairs

0.3.2 (2)

It’s that time again: another Devblog, and a new release! World, prepare to welcome Thrive 0.3.2. There are two big new features (compound clouds and a tutorial), and a bunch of smaller changes.

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In this Devblog, we will be covering the new features of this release and the plans for the next release. Read on to find out what’s new in Thrive.

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