Feeds

Sea-Monkey magic on your PC

Just add electricity. Hatch grow Sea-Monkeys alive!

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

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. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Mozilla's 'Tiles' ads debut in new Firefox nightlies
You can try turning them off and on again
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Banking apps: Handy, can grab all your money... and RIDDLED with coding flaws
Yep, that one place you'd hoped you wouldn't find 'em
TROLL SLAYER Google grabs $1.3 MEEELLION in patent counter-suit
Chocolate Factory hits back at firm for suing customers
Primetime precrime? Minority Report TV series 'being developed'
I have to know. I have to find out what happened to my life
Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access
prev story

Whitepapers

Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up distributed data
Eliminating the redundant use of bandwidth and storage capacity and application consolidation in the modern data center.
The essential guide to IT transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIOs automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.