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Norns breeding again

More weird and wonderful Creatures to download

Creature Labs have released a pair of new downloadable add-on packs for their artificial life series Creatures. Priced at £4.99 each from the Creature Labs Shopping Mall, the packs are compatible with Creatures 3, Creatures Docking Station and Creatures Internet Edition, adding new Norns to breed and new toys to play with. Toxic Norns features mutated creatures from "a world inhabited by a seething mass of organisms, all striving for existence, [where] the remains of the fallen accumulate to feed the needs of the living". As a result of their evolution in this "unsavoury" environment they have more powerful immune systems and can eat waste products. The pack also includes "horrendously smelly fruit", insect-attracting fungi, and a "novel toy" that hurls decaying plant matter around. Eugh, gross. More in keeping with the traditional cutesy atmosphere of Creatures is the appropriately titled Treehugger Norns pack, which adds a nature-loving breed which "enjoys interacting with plants, animals and insects instead of other creatures". The mind boggles. Bonus toys include a "Quirky Cookie Machine" which (as the name suggests) makes quirky cookies from bizarre ingredients gathered from the ark. Related Feature - Creatures breed online

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