Did you know? Early versions of Creatures featured a blackboard for teaching words.
In Creatures 2, there were two learning computers. The one in the incubator room taught the norns simple verbs, such as 'push', 'eat', and 'rest'. The second one, on the level below, taught norns more abstract concepts, such as feelings: 'cold', 'pain', 'hungry', etc. Some creatures, however, would fail to learn the meanings of words, just the word itself, and would not perform any actions when told the verb.