|Welcome to the
website for Infera Caldera, a new metaroom
in developement for the game Docking Station and
I've been playing the
Creatures games off and on for nearly a decade.
The amount of customization and artistic vision
that is possible with the games in the Creatures
Series are the biggest draw-in for me.
don't know me, my alias is Liger. I've developed
the Terra and Terra Reborn metarooms in the past
along side fellow Creatures Community Members.
Recently I've begun putting together old projects
I had stored away that I would like to finish. Infera
Caldera is the culmination of
With many of my metaroom projects I've always
tried to obtain a sense of unique and interesting
design ideas. I've always loved the idea of a
meta room with a lot of natural and environmental
stuff going on. While I was designing the Terra
metarooms I was also learning a lot. This time
around the idea for Infera
Caldera has evolved a bit.
did the idea come from?
Back when the Magma norns were first released a
lot of people were developing agents that catered
to them. I, like many others, realized there
wasn't a lot of hot environments for the Magma
Norns, so the idea began here. I started to
develope a metaroom in my head, that was a more
harsh area.. hot, very hot.. and with a lot of
interesting and fascinating things going on. I
wanted to have erupting lava pools and vents, and
steaming lava plains.. as well as huge selection
of new and fascinating ecology along side it all.
The idea began to evolve from there. Not only did
I want to have that, I also wanted more areas to
explore and uncover as well as other environments
that any norn could thrive in.
My style of
designing the metaroom is very different from
your average artist. I grew up playing Creatures
2, and I fell in love with the design for the
Creatures 2 world.. that will probably explain
why I love to incorporate the old areas I used to
love exploring in new and fascinating ways. With
my ability to edit images I was able to mesh
together a fascinating landscape made up of not
only Creatures 2, but also MKid112's Abyss (with
his permission) which I felt needed to play a
much bigger role in a metaroom and other 3D areas
environments are currently planned?
Well, if you look at the small image of the
design of the metaroom you can see the different
areas. Don't let the image fool you, this
metaroom is actually quite huge! The upper left
we have the lava plains from the Abyss and the
lower left are the magma pools from Creatures 2.
To the Right of the magma pools is a swamp, and
to the right of that will be an abandoned lab.
Above the lab you can see the caverns which lead
to the forested area above, which is a much
cooler alternative to the lava plains and magma
pools. To the left of the caverns is a small pond
which can be flooded by closing doors that
connect the areas. The idea didn't expand and
evolve until much later, but the general idea of
the areas just seemed to fit.
will it be released?
The simple answer is, it will be released when it
is complete. Unfortunately the first time I began
the project I had created a lot of different
agents. This time around however I don't have all
my previous work. Essentially I began again when
I discovered the files I had previously thought
had been wiped out. I must admit however, that
this time around the things I am designing are
much more advanced and thought-out.
for example, the Sulfora plant, pictured to the
right. Originally a plant in Creatures 2, I've
reimagined and redesigned it with a much more
interesting existance. The red Sulfora plant is
considered the male, and produces a sulfur-based
gas to fertilize the female. It aquires the
Sulfur from the environment. When the female is
doused with the gas, the spores on it's surface
turn into fruit--which in turn will eventually
grow new Sulfora plants.
I do anything to help?
As a matter of fact.. I am more than pleased to
incorporate any ideas or agents people would like
to add to the design of the metaroom. Multiple
heads are surely better than one. If you'd like
to send some ideas my way go ahead and post in
the forums or click on the contact link above and
I'll be sure to get back to you.