The Plinth—the game’s physical base—is what you build on. Place a beast (which doubles as a building block) on the Plinth, and it appears on screen in the app. From there, players introduce more beasts, which add complexity. Create hybrid animals for more points. Lower-point earning beasts get jealous of higher-point ones, which make those envious animals drop their points and could cause them to become endangered or even go extinct.
Feeling adventurous? Add in miracle pieces to unlock challenges that boost your points. But be careful—they don’t stack easily. If the structure falls, you’ve got 10 seconds to reconstruct the tower before a volcano explodes and ends the game.
When our first tower fell, we didn’t beat the volcano. But we immediately wanted to see if we could build a better tower, beat our high score, and create a new, creature-inhabited world.