An entertaining and sophisticated life simulation, this software lets kids create a community of little animal-like critters called Norns. Each Norn is hatched in a special incubator and raised in an effort to create a species that can ultimately take care of itself. The premise of the program is very clever. If you can get a few Norns to adapt to their environment, they will teach others in the community to do the same. If, for instance, you teach a Norn the words "drop" and "apple" and associate meanings with the words, that Norn may potentially teach other Norns, and before you know it, a dozen Norns have dropped their apples! Additional features of this second version include a larger world, smarter Norns, an expanded vocabulary with 120 expressions, a virtual ecosystem with varied weather conditions and more Norn toys. Also new is a scavenger hunt in which the Norns find specific objects hidden in their environment. Make sure your computer has enough hard drive space- this program takes up 300 MB.
Teaches: science, life simulation
Age Range: 15, 16, 17, 18 Copyright © 2000 Children's Software Revue
Creatures 2 features the most advanced artificial life technology ever created. Some features are a living & changing ecosystem, flowers and plants that seed, and insects that pollinate.
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