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The Unreal game from Epic Megagames includes both AI bots and "ambient" creatures such as flocking birds and schools of fish. Its UnrealScript programming language is suitable for multiserver ALife experiments with creatures that can breed, migrate, and kill. An UnrealScript editor is included with the commercial version and will soon be available for the shareware version. Check out , , and . [Andrew Wooldridge ,, 25May98. David Joslin.]

You can get news about Version 2 of Creatures -- with a free book chapter on how to raise Norns, in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format -- at . [Bill Park>, 25May98.]