What an incredible game this was, at least in theory. I spent a good few solid weeks trying to teach my little creatures how to interact with such complex items like a “ball” or a “door” and how not to get themselves killed all the time, to little avail. I even kept my DNA disk in a ziplock bag to help keep it safe.
The damn things kept dying, and then I returned to Little Computer People, which was a simpler game but I’ll be damned if my little computer person didn’t keep himself fed and watered like a reasonable person. A little while later I read an interview with the developers and they were proud of themselves for creating an AI that was as intelligent as a rat. I had a girlfriend who kept a pet rat and that thing was dumb as all hell.
The rat was pretty stupid too.