A Velvet Cage: World of Zoo Animal Creator Demo

That's totally us.

Christ, 2Boy have knocked this out quickly, you may think. But no, it’s nothing to do with World of Goo. It just rhymes with it. THQ have a forthcoming World of Zoo game, and to introduce us to its land of animal fun, have released this animal creator demo where you get to create and distribute your own cuddly, furry friends. By which I mean, animals, not John Walker. You can get it from here. Alternatively, here’s some I made earlier…

This is, at least, relatively practical and where the selection pressure against being bright red will lead the Bengal in a few thousand years of hunting.

(It won’t. The selection pressure will lead it to being extinct. Man!)

This is somewhat less practical, but it’s not like anyone’s not going to see a Giraffe anyway.

Something like 98% of koalas have Gonorrhea Chlamydia. I thought one should look like it actually has it. And has earned it.

My take on the creation kit? A marvelous way to totally confuse your children what animals look like.


  1. Scalene says:

    Hey, our koalas don’t have Gonorrhea!

    They do, however, shit everywhere, which is annoying.

  2. Phill Cameron says:

    @Scalene Isn’t that what gonorrhea does to things?

  3. MacBeth says:

    I believe it’s chlamydia that is rampant among the koala population. And I have a perfectly good reason for knowing that, not involving any shady incidents.

  4. RobF says:

    A likely story…

    My kid’s going to love this later. I’m going to be in a corner crying woefully to myself as I lose the computer yet again.

  5. Kieron Gillen says:

    Ah, getting my STDs mixed up. Typical.


  6. Gap Gen says:

    Yeah, it’s difficult to tell the difference when you have most of them at once.

  7. yhancik says:

    What’s the next one ?

    World of Boo, Foo, Moo, Poo, Woo ?

  8. cyrenic says:

    I would certainly play World of Poo.

  9. Richard Beer says:

    @cyrenic “You are mankind’s greatest copraphage, their last, best hope against the invading Stool Army!”

  10. MacBeth says:

    Handy aide-memoire: link to youtube.com

  11. JonFitt says:

    The next one is a user created content game: World of You.

  12. Lars Westergren says:

    Creature editor released first? Sounds like Spore. Hopefully this game will be fun though.

    Well, Spore was fun… for three days. Then suddenly all the fun leeched away and I got thoroughly fed up with it for some reason. Can’t really put my finger on why.

  13. Pie21 says:

    Theme Hospital 2: World of Flu


  14. Xercies says:


    I would buy that.

  15. Jugglenaut says:

    World of Two: Repopulating the World

  16. dan- says:

    I would play World of Woo. Surely it would feature hundreds of tooled up Chow Yun Fat’s diving through the air and slow motion doves.

  17. jsutcliffe says:

    World of Woo would feature ladies on balconies and handsome suitors, surely.

  18. HexagonalBolts says:

    Please please please be a spore that’s fun to play

  19. Oak says:

    I don’t think there’s going to be any similarity to Spore outside the creature creation.

    This is the work of Blue Fang, who are behind my beloved Zoo Tycoon, so I was looking forward to WoZ being pretty-much-that with a neat cel-shady look. However, it would appear they’ve gone and done a Wii-friendly “animal care” type of thing.

  20. Bret says:

    I managed to get world of blue running on my old PC, but the quit button is hidden most fiendishly.

  21. Alikchi says:

    World of Moo: Cow Simulator

  22. LionsPhil says:

    Actually, they’re working on World of Shoe. I’m on the closed beta.

    Unfortunately, I’ve not been impressed. It’s a load of cobblers.

  23. Mortiphago says:

    @ Alikchi:

    That’d be an awesome expansion pack for yesterday’s Farm Simulator german gamey thingy.

  24. Serondal says:

    Alikchi says:

    World of Moo: Cow Simulator

    Or the German version “World of Shaaazooo”

  25. Sergio says:

    I totaly miss the point of this demo. What it is this game about?

    Anyway World of Who will be the next rithm game ever with all the songs from the notorious brit band

  26. A-Scale says:

    I’ve got a strong preference for World of Jew.

  27. luminosity says:

    World of Pew Pew?

  28. Minsc says:

    The brave and butt-kicking Boo would like to inform you that he would be most enthusiastic for the opportunity to chew on the ugly face of evil in World of Boo. Hamsters everywhere, rejoice!

  29. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    World of Loo wouldn’t be bad…

  30. Kieron Gillen says:

    Are you lot auditioning for RPS headline writers?