Ladybug, Milkweed video updates!

It’s been a while since the Ladybug/Ladybird and Milkweed video updates have gone out; if you haven’t had a chance to see those yet, here’s a quick look!

Also here are some neat Ladybird GIFs ūüôā

Ladybird climbing stalk GIF!
Ladybird flying GIF 1!
Ladybird flying GIF 2!

And here’s a GIF of the Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis which was added to DoN early in 2017!
DoN's Monarch Metamorphosis GIF!

The next Creature Quest coming to DoN will star the Ladybug beetle, more news to come on that shortly!


“Lady Love” Leaderboard Map released!

With the ongoing focus on gameplay, a new leaderboard map “Lady Love” has been released.

Here’s an overview narrated personally by me!

 

Female Jumping Spider gameplay:

 

Male Jumping Spider gameplay:

To celebrate this release a Leaderboard Contest is underway with nifty prizes to be won. The contest will conclude on 10th of April 2017 so be sure to check out this Steam announcement for more details and the list of prizes!

The current contest leader is Steam user “NuclearMedic” so if you want to beat Medic’s score of 1:15 (as of now!) put your jumping boots on, check out the new map and get your name up there on the leaderboard ūüôā

More “Creature Quests” are headed your way in the days to come!


Experience the Monarch Butterfly’s Lifecycle in DoN the Nature Game!

Celebrations reign! Trumpets blare! It has been done!

The Monarch Butterfly’s lifecycle has now been successfully depicted in DoN making it perhaps the first game ever to¬†depict¬†an animal’s¬†lifecycle¬†in full 3D, at full scale, from birth as a tiny egg to larva, to pupa and to adult, no¬†compromises!

Check out the very special Monarch Metamorphosis Trailer below!

Download the latest patch on Steam and experience the Monarch’s lifecycle for yourself!

Please¬†spread the¬†word about DoN by sharing this video on social media;¬†subreddits, your favorite forums, anywhere! DoN’s dazzling Monarchs and their great sport deserves to be seen by a much larger audience, so let us make that happen!

DoN’s number one priority now is to¬†promote¬†the Monarch Metamorphosis update; to that end, a sustained marketing campaign will be executed¬†over several weeks to help the twin-winged butterflies¬†of Drunk On¬†Nectar¬†encircle the entire globe with their¬†mighty wings!

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A million Monarchs dance,

Clad in bright orange robes.

Beating millions of mighty wings,

They shall encircle all the Worlds!

Beauty, Born, from a mighty Spring,

Beauty, Joy, Forever, brings,

Spiralling In, Spiralling out, Reaching wide and far,

Reaching every corner, Of every globe and Star!

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May the Monarchs usher new life into Drunk On Nectar’s Worlds!

 

 


Monarch Caterpillars Released!

The latest species to arrive in DoN’s World is the lovely Monarch!

Start life as a tiny 1mm sized caterpillar wriggling out of an egg and grow, moult and metamorphose your way into an adult butterfly! Of course, the adult butterfly metamorphosis is only coming next week but you can go all the way up to being a mighty fifth-instar caterpillar for now ūüôā

 

For those who haven’t purchased the game on Steam yet, here’s a gameplay overview.
Do consider buying the game to support DoN’s ongoing development!

 

 

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DoN’s¬†Steam Early-Access Journey:

It’s been a while since the last post; as you can imagine,¬†building Drunk¬†On Nectar full-time while managing its Steam presence has left little time for the blog¬†posts and dev diaries of yore.

However,¬†a number of articles, announcements and updates¬†have been¬†periodically¬†released on Steam, IndieDb and Youtube so if you’re curious to know¬†how the journey has been so far, here’s a list of fun articles for you to read ūüôā

 

Steam Announcements:

16th Novemeber 2016 – Drunk On Nectar’s Journey Begins!

19th November 2016 –¬†Drunk On Nectar v1.1 patch released! Dragonfly Hunting made easier and more!

23rd November 2016 –¬†Multiple camera systems, reworked controls and more in Build v.1.2.0!

29th November 2016 –¬†Free Exploration mode, Butterfly Paradise preset and more in Build v1.2.1

6th December 2016 –¬†Build v1.2.2, Random map generator improvements, bugfixes

12th December 2016 –¬†Monarch caterpillars, Metamorphosis and Multiplayer coming soon!

4th¬†January 2017 –¬†DoN welcomes 2017 with Build v1.2.3!

13th January 2017 РCaterpillar Dev News

and ~~~*drumroll*~~~

26th January 2017 –Monarch Caterpillars RELEASED!

 

IndieDB Articles: 

Here’s the full list:¬†http://www.indiedb.com/games/drunk-on-nectar/articles

 

Youtube Videos:

A staggering fourteen videos have been¬†published since DoN released on Steam! Some are tutorials, others are overviews and previews,¬†take a look for yourself on DoN’s youtube channel!