Minimum requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 7/10
  • Processor: Intel Core, AMD Phenom
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 10 / OpenGL 4.3 compatible
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
windows, mac, linux
Single-player, Steam Achievements, Steam Workshop, Partial Controller Support, Steam Cloud, Stats, Includes level editor
Casual, Indie, Simulation, Strategy

31 Mar, 2021

Curator review

Seed, breed & create things from single cell organisms to complex ecosystems in the ultimate Virtual Evolution Vivarium Simulator. This science themed sandbox game will teach as well as entertain.

Full review

If you're a fan of biology and have always been fascinated by the wonders of evolution, then Creatura is the game for you. This virtual evolution vivarium simulator allows you to seed, breed, and create everything from single cell organisms to complex ecosystems.

The game offers an open-ended "sandbox-like" gameplay mode where you can design and take care of enclosed ecosystems full of animals and plants grown from scratch. You'll start with simple organisms sharing water with algae and gradually evolve into complex animals living in lush gardens. The attention to detail in the scientific accuracy of natural/artificial selection and genetic engineering is truly impressive.

One aspect that sets Creatura apart is its educational value. With an extensive tutorial as well as challenging educational scenarios, players can learn about concepts such as DNA editing, genomes, codons & gene sequencing. The authentic DNA editor allows players to apply their own genetic engineering using the GCAT system while learning how modern tools like CRISPR and GMO work in detail.

The graphics in Creatura are stunningly beautiful, creating a visually stunning virtual bonsai aquarium or terrarium experience for players. The highly optimized gaming experience allows for smooth gameplay even when controlling time-lapse speeds up to 1000x.

In addition to creating perfect ecosystems, players can also customize their vivariums with a wide range of unlockable rare parts and decorations. Breeding specimens until they mutate into rare variations adds another layer of excitement as these special creations can be traded or sold for great profit.

Creatura's almanac feature provides endless possibilities for exploration by discovering millions of possible plants and animals that can be named while contributing to your evolutionary research endeavors.

Overall, "Seed", breed, and create your way through the epochs of evolution in Creatura. With its combination of entertainment and education, this science-themed sandbox game is sure to captivate biology enthusiasts and gamers alike.