The Earth has seen dramatic events, lava oceans, a great collision that formed it's moon, the filling of it's oceans by impact bolides, the rising of continents with plate tectonics. Among these noisy events, life got started, perhaps many times and in many forms. The players, representing "soup ingredients", must find a sheltered refuge in order to start auto-catalytic cycles and accumulates catalysts. Once they achieve templated replication, they can share their progress by swapping genetic material or becoming parasites or chimeras. The game ends in the Cambrian explosion, with the advent of multi-cellular life and the invasion of land.