Mini-rovers!

First look at the new nursebots:

MiniRoversFirstLook

These little robots will do your evil bidding inside the nursery, keeping the captive population alive and stable, as well as applying artificial selection pressures towards whatever you design in the gene editor. Because the captive population is so much smaller and more controlled than the wild, they will be a *lot* better at it than their larger cousins outside the nursary (especially now that the wild is twice the size it was).

Obviously the model is a placeholder: I’ve only blocked them out, and they don’t have a texture yet. I’m still designing them, but I needed something in the engine in order to code their behavior

I’m currently leaning towards taking the camera-stalk off of them and using a design more like the Mars Pathfinder, if only because Pathfinder is adorable:

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Also, I need to pin down a name for them. Any ideas? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. #1 by Maxwell_Edison on December 4, 2015 - 7:54 am

    The camera should just be, rather than on a stalk, perhaps a rotating orb, reminiscent of round security cameras.

  2. #2 by Scott on December 4, 2015 - 8:02 am

    Selectrons?

  3. #3 by Joonas on December 4, 2015 - 3:32 pm

    Hmm… genewarden? Poolwarden? Refine’o’bot? Btw, I like the camera-stalk design too, they definitely need some kind of camera.

  4. #4 by Gamaran Sepudomyn on December 5, 2015 - 8:48 am

    Considering the current version is already adorable, I think whatever design you end up going with will be good. As for a name, how about just Caretakers? Nothing too Trademark 3000, just a simple name indicative of their function.

  5. #5 by Liam on February 3, 2016 - 11:26 pm

    Osiris hands down

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