Vilmonic
Deals with evolution
  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 (external) (professional developer)
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Vilmonic

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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Scorecards

Expert Reviews
By scientists and teachers
11 / 15
Fun
4 / 5
Learning
3 / 5
Science
4 / 5
Player Reviews
By everyone else (and you!)
12 / 15
Fun
4 / 5
Learning
4 / 5
Science
4 / 5

Expert Reviews

Zombies and genetics

November 11, 2018

Melanie Stegman

Melanie Stegman
I am a biochemist, making games to teach the invisible bits of cell biology.

I am still playing... I haven't learned exactly how to avoid zombies... and I think evolving my plants will be helpful... I am really enjoying the soundtrack and mucking around in this funny itty bitty world. I think this game has the potential to teach evolution/genetics at the because populations of plants and animals change over time and extinction is possible.

Fun rating: 4 out of 5

Learning rating: 3 out of 5

Science rating: 4 out of 5

Total:

11 / 15

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Player Reviews

wickworks
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

Total:

13 / 15

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