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I'm creating the world's most advanced artificial creatures, for people to look after, interact with and study.
I'm creating the world's most advanced artificial creatures, for people to look after, interact with and study.
579 backers pledged $56,818 to help bring this project to life.

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Grandroids demo available


Hi, this update is mostly for any of my backers who haven't been to the Grandroids site for a while. Just a heads-up to say there is now some demo software you can download if you're interested. It's not exactly a demo, more of a starter pack for following along with the development and getting more involved. Read my latest post on the site and you'll see what I mean.

If you've not been back to the site for a while (as usually happens, things have settled down to a core group) and you can't remember your log-in details, let me know and I'll reset them for you.

- Steve

P.S. For anyone who didn't back this project but finds it interesting and thinks the lack of any updates means it all fell apart, this isn't actually the case. It's just that the main reward for backers was exclusive access to the development process, forums, blogs, etc. and so everybody decamped to a private website. It didn't seem right adding updates here on Kickstarter - it kind of goes against the exclusivity concept!

The project is still very much alive and well, and I'm continuing to work extremely hard on it; it just turned into something far bigger than I originally intended. The underlying scientific ideas have turned out to be more exciting and significant than I'd guessed, and so my 'regulars' encouraged me to take my time and follow where it was leading me, rather than rush something out. It's become a huge project and pretty much defines my life, but at last it's starting to come together into something people can begin to engage with. There's still a long way to go but it WILL hit the streets eventually! If it doesn't kill me first. Last time I did this it was a nine-month project that overran by four years, and it seems there's a pattern emerging! 

Anybody think they've been left out?


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I'm back

I've been away for a few days on a long-planned trip but I was out of internet contact much of the time, so, if you've sent me a message recently, I'll be getting back to you shortly. If you've returned your survey form in the past week or so but don't yet have a website account, that's also a high priority - give me 24 hours and then check to see that you can log on to Sorry about the delay - normal service is now resumed.

New accounts

A few more survey forms have been trickling in and I've been adding accounts as they arrive, so if you've sent back your survey recently, you should be able to get into the website now. See Update #18 for instructions.

Everyone who has sent back their survey... of the time of this update should now have an account on with the username they chose. Although I bet you're going to tell me I'm wrong! ;-)