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!
The release video offers a colorful rendition of the roadmap, but if you prefer plain text here’s a quick rundown:
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
– 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!
If you haven’t yet seen Drunk On Nectar’s 2017 trailer, here you go 🙂
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!
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 🙂
And here’s a GIF of the Monarch Butterfly metamorphosis which was added to DoN early in 2017!
The next Creature Quest coming to DoN will star the Ladybug beetle, more news to come on that shortly!
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!