Venugopalan Sreedharan


Lifecycle of a Jumping Spider – Act 1 – The Silken Egg Sac Released!

To celebrate the first anniversary of Drunk On Nectar’s EA on Steam, DoN’s pivotal Lifecycles update was released last week on 16th November 2017.

Built at an unprecedented 0.1 mm scale and buoyed by several new gameplay systems, DoN’s lifecycles journey is officially in full swing. The first update depicts the Jumping Spider’s birth from an egg and growth up to the third instar.

See for yourself!

Lifecycles Roadmap

The release video offers a colorful rendition of the roadmap, but if you prefer plain text here’s a quick rundown:

December 2017
Jumping Lifecycle Act 2 – “The Great Outdoors”
– Hunting, Survival, Building shelter

2018 Q1 – 1
Jumping Spider Lifecycle Act 3 – “The Nuptial Dance”
– Mating, Reproduction, Parenting

2018 Q1 – 2
Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle wrap up (using all the new systems)

2018 Q1 – 3
Multi-Generation gameplay
– Character Progression across generations: Skills, Traits, Seasons, etc

Other items on the card include Carpenter Bee lifecycle, Ladybug lifecycle and the Dragonfly’s lifecycle. After this marathon lifecycles march is complete, Multiplayer support (with lifecycles!) will finally be added to the game.

For a detailed walkthrough of the new gameplay systems, check out the official Steam announcement for more!

That’s it for this post, DoN’s lifecycles journey is underway in full swing. Act 2 – “The Great Outdoors” is headed your way soon!


The Lifecycle of a Jumping Spider (Preview)

Lifecycles

Lifecycles, Drunk On Nectar’s biggest and most ambitious update is being meticulously crafted around the clock. This is a complete gameplay rewrite of the current game with lifecycles, character progression and other genre-crossing mechanics headed your way.

Video Preview

Check out the first Lifecycles video!

Release Estimate

This update is scheduled for Q4-2017. Anywhere between 8-12 weeks more is needed to do justice to such vast topics as Mating & Reproduction, Parenting, Character Progression, Skills, Seasons and more.

Lifecycles Itinerary

Starting with the Lifecycle of a Jumping Spider, DoN will wrap up the Monarch Butterfly’s mating and reproduction (they’ve been waiting for this for a long time now!), then followed by the Carpenter Bee‘s fantastic nesting & lifecycle (wood tunnels!), then followed by the Ladybug‘s inimitable metamorphosis from a curious looking larva to the familiar bright-red elytra sporting adult.

This all will culminate in the mighty Dragonfly‘s fabled aquatic lifecycle thus finally ushering DoN’s arrival into freshwater ecosystems, a vast topic by themselves.

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For more Lifecycles news subscribe to DoN’s Youtube channel or Twitter or Steam community hub.

Stay tuned for more!


Venu’s Garden 1 – A Curious Triad

Earlier this week, Beetles, Ants and Mealybugs were released in the first installment of Venu’s Garden – a series of Creature Quests (DoN’s Story Mode).

Here’s the preview video:

 

And here’s a full walkthrough!

 

Be sure to get your name up on the leaderboard for the new Beetle mission!

 

Along with in-game tutorials for all creatures, some other interesting updates (ahem ahem!) are headed DoN’s way in the coming days, so be sure to follow DoN’s Community Hub on Steam or DoN’s Youtube Channel to stay on top of everything Drunk On Nectar!

 

 


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 🙂

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 🙂

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