Love Is The Greatest Thing: Thingdom

By Kieron Gillen on July 1st, 2010 at 11:46 am.

This really is quite the screenshot.

It’s the new game from Preloaded - who you may remember from 1066 and Trafalgar. It’s basically their game for the Science Museum in London for their current Who Am I genetics-related gallery. As such, Thingdom is a virtual-pet game about breeding fluffy things – basically Spore for kids (So, just Spore then – Cynical Ed). Plus! explicit genetic recombination of attributes! To be honest, the second I got the above screenshot guaranteed that I was going to have to post about it, but that you can freeze your genetically inferior thingies by removing their hat on the ice levels also gains kudos. Play here, if you feel like breeding too.

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    tomeoftom says:

    I’m sorry, red ball of small spikes, but I don’t think our physiologies permit such a thing without massive loss of blood.

  2. EthZee says:

    I want to mate. :(

  3. jeremypeel says:

    Kieron, you can only do the specialist editor brackets thing if you have an editor who isn’t you. You know the rules!

    • The Dark One says:

      It’s a time-honoured tradition for writers, much like the fake edit one sees in contemporary message boards.

  4. Tei says:

    Have you done enough?
    Epic FAIL!
    MonkeyRat failed to impress Hunbun
    x Retreat in shame

    This game has break my heart :-(

  5. SAeN says:

    This is so cruel, it’s asking me to choose a child!

  6. Ian says:

    I’m going to have a go because I liked 1066 and because of the bit you mentioned about hats.

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    drewski says:

    Who doesn’t want to mate, eh?

  8. Ian says:

    I do like skipping on a dancefloor to impress a big bobbly purple thing with horns so it’ll mate with me.

    AND IN THE GAME.

  9. Helm says:

    This is going to sound really weird but… that guy’s face in the Science Museum header image is very… low poly 3d looking. It’s a face I’ve seen in videogames before. Argh, I am getting real-life deja vu about stuff I experienced in games, this is bad.

  10. DMJ says:

    We are all but genetic algorithms in the sim-pet game of life.

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    drewski says:

    Kinda cute, but a little easy. Good teaching tool for the dominant and regressive gene concept, though.

  12. sorcha says:

    hi to everyone