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Creation
Creation
Creation's jiggmin.com thumbnail.

Developers

Jiggmin

Publishers

Facebook, Kongregate, Newgrounds

Rating

T

Genres

Sandbox

Release Date

2011-08-12

2012-02-27 (K)

2012-02-28 (N)

2012-03-01 (F)

Creation is an Adobe Flash online multiplayer sandbox video game developed by Jacob Grahn that was released on 2011-08-12.

Originally announced on 2011-06-18 as a replacement for his forum's vBulletin chatbox,[1] Jiggmin eventually made Creation into its own game by October[2], creating another, simpler chat to serve its original purpose, and published it on other websites in early 2012.

Gameplay

Creation Gameplay

Jiggmin.com users in a custom room.

Creation is a sandbox game where players can create their own world (room) using a variety of pre-made blocks, as well as modify someone else's.

Users can sign into the game with their Facebook, jiggmin.com, Kongregate, or Newgrounds account, as well as play as a guest. Each room features a chat and the creator has the power to build or kick others from their room, as well as give these abilities to others they trust.

Blocks

Block Name Description
Creation - Electricity Electricity Basic block that falls without support.
Creation - Dirt Dirt Needs support to stay still, can be burned by lava and combined with water to create grass.
Creation - Grass Grass Created when water and dirt blocks are mixed.
Creation - Lava Lava Sets grass, dirt, and the player ablaze when touched.
Creation - Plasma Plasma Basic block that can float in the air.
Creation - Rock Rock Created when water and lava blocks are combined.
Creation - Steel Steel Unburnable block that needs support to stay airborne.
Creation - Water Water Swim! Combine with dirt to create grass, and with lava to create rocks.

2012 Update

During development of War of the Web, Jiggmin applied several updates to the game, including:

  • Added support for Kongregate, Newgrounds, and Facebook accounts.
  • Fire blocks now set players ablaze when touched, with water extinguishing them.
  • The rock block now being placeable, which is created by mixing water and lava, and requires support to remain airborne.

Medals

Main article: List of Achievements

Creation was the first game of Jiggmin's to have medals on Newgrounds,[3] though incomplete code caused them to never be obtainable. As such, they were removed sometime between 2013 and 2015.

Badge Name Requirements Points
Creation - Persuasive Badge Persuasive Get creation powers in someone else's room. 5
Creation - Popular Badge Popular Convince 10 players to join your room. 10

Shut Down

Although the game's server had already been down for several months at that point, Jiggmin officially announced on 2015-09-09 that he would be dropping support for Creation along with most other multiplayer games besides Platform Racing 2. He stated: "Managing [the games] servers is another time drain. They'll need to be streamlined or removed. I plan to keep PR2 running at least until PR4 is out, though."[4] The announcement also coincided with the launch of his new forum Freegoose.

There have been no fan projects to attempt and revive the game or set up private servers, leaving it unplayable.

Trivia

  • This was the first game Jiggmin published on Facebook.
  • The player's avatar, Plank, came from Competitive Line Waiting.
  • Jiggmin later revealed that he developed the game to test how possible multiple players editing levels at the same time would be, a feature planned for Platform Racing 4.[5]
  • The game was originally planned to be published on Armor Games, as indicated by both Jiggmin's announcement blog[6] along with unused code in the loader that checks for an Armor Games login.
  • While the game's been removed from Kongregate since its shutdown, its comment section is still public.

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20110826090808/http://jiggmin.com/entries/26795-Creation
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20111021205620/http://jiggmin.com/games/creation
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20130512144948/http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/590972
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20161227155805/http://freegoo.se/platform-racing-4-and-the-future/
  5. http://web.archive.org/web/20141208152050/http://jiggmin.com/threads/82410-Platform-Racing-4
  6. Deleted blog from February 2012.

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