I never quite got the hang of the Creatures game. I would have liked it much better if you could pick up the Norns. They never went where I wanted them to, no matter how much I tried that... whistling thing or whatever it was you did to tell the creature you wanted it to come, and I just made them ballistic when I tried to smack them into going where I wanted them to.
I can't say I played that game very well, either, and I never felt the need to try the games past Creatures 1. There's cheats for picking them up and tons of other stuff, but I don't know much about them - Tak probably knows much better how that works. |^^|;
It's from a game named "Creatures" that basically lets you hatch those little guys and teach them to eat and play and breed and they have a certain amount of "intelligence" to actually come up with their own ideas.. or they die from stupid.
*laughchoke* Haa, reminds me of when I first started on C1 and had NO idea what was going on, and I couldn't get them to breed so I stuck 2 norns by that tomato plant, got them to eat it, and kept trying to command them to GET PREGNANT ALREADY. I didn't know the verb associated with that. It degenerated into "NORN GET BABY" or something. It worked though.
It's not like you're just going to assume that 'ush norn' will make them mate - it seems more likely that it'd make them try to eat each other.
I remember how I used to tell my Norns to "push norn" all the time to try to make them breed. XD Except it worked about as well as if I hadn't told them to do anything. If a Norn is with another Norn, you pretty much don't exist...