Ideas for the Aware Stage [Put your ideas in this thread]

well it will prove it double i guess. to all the dumb dumb conspiracy theorist.

How would a species that releases thousands of eggs into the wild only a few of which are expected to survive work? Dying again and again would not be fun to play, but there is no reason to ban such a reproduction model if a player wants to pursue it. Maybe the start location can always be extremely lucky or the player can restart as a 2 day old after dying as a 3 day old. What do you think?

There is a similar thread about alternate reproduction types, and when you would enter the editor. I hope this helps!

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So since this is the Aware Stage Ideas thread, I’m going to post an idea for how the editor in Awakening could work.

Essentially, in multicellular stage, there’s talk of splitting the editor into 3 layers. Which represent the three germ layers ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm. Since organs, muscles, skeletons, and everything else derive from these layers it would make sense to have these. The way I picture it, is that the organism is shown on the right-side of the screen and a series of folders are on the left. Say you want to modify the reproductive system. You would click on the mesoderm and than the urogenital system. This would cause the representation of the organism to grey out, highlighting the urogenital systems.

Since everything is interconnected, a little box would appear with a warning about this. There would be an auto rearrange setting, where as you modify the stated system its connected system would change to accommodate it.

Or it can be done manually with flagged points showing the issue that needs to be corrected to make the organism functional.

Not all animals would have these three layers. Even on Earth there are animals without mesoderm, and others which use these layers in completely different ways

And there could be aliens with a fourth layer

I’m uncertain how a forth layer would work. Though since this would be grounded in what occurs in the multicellular stage, I suppose a simple multicellular organism could evolve 4 four layers. Again not sure how that would work.

I think that progression wise, since the majority of complex animals are tripoblastic, to get to aware stage a multicellular organism would need to acquire three germ layers.

Diploblastic organisms have a non living mesoglea layer. Mesoglea is a gelatinous, noncellular connective tissue layer.

I do not believe it possible for a diploblastic animal to evolve the ability to become terrestrial while still being diploblastic.

4 layers is rather easy to conceptualize: You just have an extra cell line grow out of the ectoderm as well as the endoderm. Or even you could have 2 line branch from the endoderm, or even 2 from the ectoderm

There’s no reason why diploblasts couldn’t become more complex. Sure, complex Earth animals have an extra layer, but I don’t see why that is necessary: You can make a lot of crazy organs with just the ectoderm and endoderm, both in diploblasts and triploblasts. And if mesoglea is an issue, just get rid of it and have the two layers stick together