Microsoft XNA 3.1 Redistributable (install this first!)
Latest release: (82.7 MB)
Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.8.0 Alpha)
Preorder the Game: $10 USD
All of our Alpha releases are free, and always will be, but you can preorder the later versions (and help us cover dev costs) by donating $10 or more above.
1. Download and run the XNA 3.1 Redistributable.
2. Download Species 0.8.0 (Alpha).zip to your computer.
3. Species 0.8.0 (Alpha).zip is compressed for quick download. Right click on it and Extract it to somewhere on your hard drive.
4. Go to the location you extracted it to and run Species.exe.
Rotation: Right Click and Drag, Q/E
Zoom: Mousewheel, Shift/Ctrl
Change Camera Mode: V
Creature Selection Mode: C
Species Selection Mode: S
Ecosystem Selection Mode: E
Toggle Detail View: Tab
Time Accelleration: ~/1/2/3
Take Screenshot: F1
Show/Hide UI: F2
Toggle Rover Gravity: F
Pause Menu: Esc
Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.7.0 Alpha)
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Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.6.0 Alpha)
Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.5.0 Alpha)
Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.4.1 Alpha)
Species: Artificial Life, Real Evolution (0.4.0 Alpha)
Generic "Species has stopped working" dialog on start-up
Game crashes after 1-3 minutes of gameplay
XNA uses files from Windows Media Player to play music in the game: not having Windows Media Player installed can cause the game to crash when the music begins to play. To fix this issue, you can download and install Windows Media Player, or set the Music Volume to 0 in the Options screen.
Black Environment / Invisible Creatures
We currently have an unknown problem with AMD Graphics Cards (specifically the RADEON 7XXX series). We're not certain what's causing it at this stage.