Do you guys think you could release a sort of designer for any of the stages, other than the microbe stage before the game is complete? Or better yet, before the Microbe stage is complete? It would be very cool to get a perspective on what all of these upcoming stages would be like, but I was just wondering if the thought ever crossed your minds
It might be possible. With development on the Microbe Stage, we've sort of been working on the model of how microbes are structured and how you edit them at the same time as we work on everything else, but I suspect, when we get to working on the Multicellular & Aware stages, we'll probably be working a lot on the creature model (like, the system which describes how creatures are constructed) before we start work on other major parts, and that means we might be able to release the creature editor, for example, earlier than a playable Aware stage, even if only partially-complete (for example, I suspect the Behaviour Editor would be one of the later things we'd work on).