|Natural selection, Breeding, Observation, Experimentation, Ecosystems and the inter-relationship of organisms within an ecosystem, Biodiversity, Phylogenetic classification|
|Intended for||elementary school // middle school // high school // university|
|Available on||Web // Windows // Mac|
|Cost||paid // free demo|
|Developed by||Bludgeonsoft (professional developer)|
|Website at||Visit game website|
Primarily for entertainment: This game is not intended to teach, but rather to simply raise awareness and interest in a scientific concept.
Artificial life and genetics evolution simulator sandbox game with procedurally generated pixelart life forms.
Official game blurb: Vilmonic is an artificial life simulator and evolution and genetics sandbox game. Protect each species and selectively breed new ones, analyze DNA, craft tools and buildings, dig rivers and make new islands, find ancient tech, and fend off the haywire zombitons. Craft Farm Breed Evolve! * Natural selection * Breeding * Observation * Experimentation * Ecosystems and the inter-relationship of organisms within an ecosystem * Biodiversity * Phylogenetic classification
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|13 / 15|
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April 20, 2018
Neuroscientist + game developer.
A lot of evolution simulation games struggle with having meaningful gameplay, but Vilmonic strikes one of the best balances I've seen. It uses a combination of crafting mechanics and sophisticated simulations to produce something truly unique.
Fun rating: 4 out of 5
Learning rating: 5 out of 5
Science rating: 4 out of 5
13 / 15
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