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The editors are one of the pillars of Thrive gameplay. Each one provides a collection of tools for making and modifying a certain type of entity in the game. The editors are unlocked one by one during normal gameplay.

Microbe Editor[]

Main article: Microbe Editor

The Microbe Editor is the editor used in the Microbe Stage and early Multicellular Stage (before the transition to 3D) to edit your cell or colony. It is also the first editor in the game and the introduction of the player to editing. It is currently the only editor implemented.

Organism Editor[]

Main article: Organism Editor

The Organism Editor is one of the five main editors, and is the second editor to be unlocked. It is used after the Microbe Stage is completed, and is the successor to the Microbe Editor. It allows the player to edit a more complicated organism, and is most useful in the Multicellular and Aware stages.

Tech Editor[]

Main article: Tech Editor

The Tech (or Technology) Editor is one of Thrive's five editors, and the third one to be unlocked. It is used to edit technology, or anything created by the player's species. It is unlocked sometime around the Awakening Stage, and can be used to create anything from a stone axe to a starship provided the player has the right Function Parts.

Nation Editor[]

Main article: Nation Editor

The Nation Editor is one of the five main editors, and is the fourth editor to be unlocked. It's used to define the culture, economy and policies of the nation. The editor is divided into the sections: Economy, Society, Government and Culture. It's unlocked in the Society Stage.

Planet Editor[]

The Planet Editor is one of Thrive's five editors, and the last to be unlocked. It allows the player to edit a whole planet, including its ecosystem, atmospheric conditions, topography, and the like. The tools needed to unlock this editor are highly advanced, meaning that the player will be well into Space Stage before the possibility of unlocking the Planet Editor is available.

Gameplay Stages & Editors
Thrive's gameplay stages Current Microbe Stage
Future Multicellular Stage · Aware Stage · Awakening Stage · Society Stage · Industrial Stage · Space Stage
Stage editors Microbe Editor · Organism Editor · Nation Editor · Tech Editor · Planet Editor