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Remember those magical small brine shrimp eggs that you put in water with grow powder and they turned into living sea-monkeys? I don't. But then I'm reliably informed that they were the bee's knees in the days when hoops and sticks passed for recreation. Anyway, the sea-monkeys - not creatures to be left languishing in the past - are in the process of reinventing themselves through an interactive computer game. Development has begun on the game by Creature Labs and, according to the Dad of the whole sea-monkey cult sub-culture, Harold von Braunhut, it is certain "to create a fantastic experience for young and old alike". The game will build in artificial-life technology and so should be one of those things that children marvel at - especially as it's on a computer screen - and so modern kids won't have to deal with the complexities of reality. It should be out at the end of the year and will cost between £25 and £30. The original sea-monkeys are brine shrimp. They curl up and put themselves in a state of suspended animation - ideal for transportation. Once you add water purifier to a bowl of tap water, Instant Life powder and then Growth powder, the shrimp wake up (don't ask me how) and you've got a full blown aquarium on your hands. If this is your thing, happy growing! I'm gonna wait for the Evil Knievel wind-up CD-Rom game. ®

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