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Nothing found for this year at all, probably did not play as I was at university getting drunk and doing dumb, but fun, student things.
28th December 2000
Arborium, a new world for Creatures released.
22nd July 2000
Darwinia, a new world for Creatures released.
7th January 2000
The Museum of Albian Natural History and Science, a new world for Creatures released.
1st November 1999
Creatures 3 released, I probably attained it for my birthday (October 13th) or Christmas I don't remember which.
I remember being especially impressed with the
social interactions the new norns were capable of,
and played a lot for a few months, but eventually I recognised the superiority of the original ;-)
11th August 1999
Stopped playing to make time for University preparation.
23rd June 1999
CreaturesLife.net , a website hub, launched by Ping.
Another hub called HomeCreatures, was launched this year staffed by
Lis Morris, Helen, fuzzie, Dan, Julianne, LummoxJR and Jcarrcwalk.
6th March 1999
Mooki, my favourite daughter of immortal Dawn was born.
3rd January 1999
Earliest evidence I can find for any sort of website of mine existing,
before I added Creatures content.
This was somewhere near the beginning of my
back then it was in a subfolder of my other half's site.
12th December 1998
The Golden Shee Awards:
Frimilin's Kiwi Creatures wins gold
Ping's Creatures Life & Ali's Albia2000 both win silver
LummoxJR of The Norn Underground won bronze
21st October 1998
Eco Disk a new world for Creatures released.
6th October 1998
Haven a new world for Creatures released.
2nd September 1998
Terra Nornica, the first new world for Creatures released.
27th August 1998
Creatures 2, the anti-Creatures was released.
Many, including myself flock to toy with its
poorly constructed scripts and idiotic norns hidden under mesmerising graphics.
To be fair to the game, these problems were later fixed by patches and cobs.
29th April 1998
The website Tortured Creatures is launched by AntiNorn, to much controversy.
15th March 1998
Started playing again, but played sporadically, I didn't even play over the Christmas period! I obviously didn't inhale back then.
28th February 1998
The Secret Adventure Mode is discovered by David Wood.
17th February 1998
Albia2000, a website hub, was launched by Ali.
31st January 1998
Peter Smith of CD mag publishes a review of Life Kit #1
15th January 1998
I finally took a break!
For two months, my hands, neck and eyes probably thanked me.
28th December 1997
The Bacchus mutation was reported to A.G.C.
25th December 1997
Grendel World, probably the first edited Albia, was released.
It allows grendels to breed in your world
17th December 1997
The Genetics Kit was released, originally for sale, it is now free!
At some point in this month the second Xmas Pack for Creatures was released.
16th December 1997
The Santa norn genome was created, trimmed of breeding genes.
14th December 1997
John, the rapid ageing son of Dawn was hatched.
30th November 1997
My notorious, very populous, generation 9.
Jeff Lundrigan of Imagine Media gave Creatures a glowing review
MOPy fish cyberpet released
21st October 1997
Genomes of Foxy and Vixy the Ron Norns were created, they use a modified version of the original norn sprites.
19th October 1997
Genomes of Sid and Nancy the Forest Norns were created, they are related to PMN.
They were named after Saint Denis and
10th October 1997
Just before my birthday I geekout over my own copy of Creatures. My mate Sarah aka SazStar bought one around the same time.
I then played it virtually every day for the next six weeks.
In this month Object Pack 2 was released.
1st September 1997
The term "feral run" was coined.
15th August 1997
Object Pack 2 released, along with the Creatures 1.02 patch
Object Pack 1 released, along with the Observation and Preview Kits.
19th July 1997
Slink's American Cardinal Norns born.
2nd July 1997
Genomes of Sandy and Aaron the Purple Mountain Norns were created.
They were the first full new breed for Creatures.
The term "wolfling run" was coined.
23rd December 1996
Strippy, my first ever norn was born. Later that day Blotchy was hatched to keep her company and they had a single son, Glob.
Psychiatrists will note the ancient beginnings of
I was forced to stop playing sometime after Christmas, when my sister took her computer back with her to university.
I backed up my norns onto a floppy disk and their descendants still breed in my worlds today.
18th December 1996
The first Norn 6-Pack was released, containing Buffy, Dion, Jarvis, Melvin, Sharla, and Teesha.
Most of them were hatchery norns, and thus few mutations, all were well raised though.
At some point in this month the first Xmas Pack for
Creatures was released, it was quite good.
It included the first version of the Object Injector and the first Santa norn.
23rd November 1996
The first Tamagotchi digit pets were released by Bandai for adoption.
11th November 1996
Creatures was released for general sale.
Also my elder sister's 23rd birthday, so this was probably when she acquired her copy.
5th July 1996
Dolly the first cloned sheep was born.
11th May 1996
The AI Deep Blue defeated chess master Garry Kasparov.
Brewers/Bakers Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae's genome was sequenced.
The first species with a nucleus to be completed.
18th March 1996
Cain, the first natural norn born in captivity hatched on this day at 10:50 AM.
His parents are Ron II and Eve
1st January 1996
Ron II is born.
Throughout the year, those destined to be Nornoholics or Creatures players,
toyed with such games as Full Throttle, Abuse & Discworld some still played Doom 2, SimAnt and even Lemmings.
But something wasn't quite right, all were expectantly awaiting something to change their lives forever ;-)
Dogz was released by PF Magic, the first game in the Petz series.
6th February 1995
Ron, the first norn created in captivity on this day.
20th November 1994
Cyberlife was set up.
3rd March 1994
Last version of Creatures 0 was created for DOS
A strange time, I was born, before that my sisters, parents, grandparents, the Queen, Henry VIII, Muhammad, Jesus, Cher, Noah, Methuselah, all the way back to Adam. Supposedly.
At some point we evolved from some other ape, then at one point we we were tarsiers, before that tree shrews - whatever they are.
At some point we came out of the sea, and before this we were some sort of primordial self-organised chemical gloop.
Before this the gods switched on a computer and loaded their favourite game...