Game: Cambrian Creature Creator

a picture of a trilobite with the title "Cambrian Creatures"

Game: Cambrian Creature Creator

  • Grades 4 - 12
  • Ages 8-10, 11-14, 14+

Build a Cambrian Creature

Use fossils as a map to reassaemble a trilobite and other Cambrian creatures in this drag-and-drop puzzle game.

The ROM Connection

a trilobite on shaky fractured stone beneath the letters ROMThe future Dawn of Life permanent gallery at the ROM will tell the story of life on Earth - from the origins of life to the origins of dinosaurs. It will showcase not only samples from Earth’s early history when life first started, but key fossils throughout the Earth’s history that reveal how life diversified over time and faced major crises. This gallery is essentially the ‘missing link’ between the Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures and the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs on the second floor of the ROM.

What's a Game Jam?

At a ROM Game Jam, teams of developers spend a weekend at the ROM learning from collections and curators and use those ideas to build fun games inspired by the museum.  With only two days to research and create their games, the results can be weird, wacky, and downright wonderful!

Cambrian Creature Creator was created by Spongelab Interactive

Game Info

# of players: 1

Platform: Online

Controls: Mouse, touchscreen

To play:

  • Follow the "Go to the game" link and click "New game".
  • Drag the parts of the Cambrian Creature into the right place on the fossil.


 a user drags spines into place on a fossil a complete trilobite and an announcement saying "great work!"