Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox is an abstract god game with fully simulated genetics and evolution. In a universe driven by targets, create, design and try to control an evolving ecosystem for a faceless corporation.

Presskit

Factsheet

Developer:
Pill Bug Interactive
Based in United Kingdom

Release date:
May 11 2017

Platforms:
Windows
Mac
Linux

Website:
pillbug.zone/intelligent-design-an-evolutionary-sandbox

Available From:
$5.24 - Steam

Description

Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox is an abstract god game with fully simulated genetics and evolution. In a universe driven by targets, create, design and try to control an evolving ecosystem for a faceless corporation.

History

This game has been in my head for years and I needed to get it out. Interesting emergent behavior from simple rules is something that really fascinates me. I wanted to make a game which was like getting lost looking into a fish bowl or at a swarm of starlings.

I am a scientist and before that I was a teacher. In both these jobs there are an increasing number of targets enforced on you. Sometimes you are not told how these targets are measured or if you are you might not know how the measurement is calculated. I often spend time wondering what these targets mean and if they really made me a better scientist or teacher. With Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox part of my aim is to give you a taste of what wondering these kinds of things feel like. To make you think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.

Features

  • A god game with fully simulated genetics and evolution
  • Build a research infrastructure to unlock genetic engineering abilities
  • Simple graphics hide a ferociously complex simulation
  • Designed from the ground up to be a relaxing experience
  • Temperature, humidity and wind are all modelled in the game. The weather and climate effect your organisms and perhaps your actions affect the climate as well

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube

Game Play Time Lapse YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Free Game on itch.io 2016" Game Kiwi (YouTube and Twitch)

Monetization Permission

Pill Bug Interactive allows for the contents of Intelligent Design: An evolutionary sandbox to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Intelligent Design: An evolutionary sandbox is legally & explicitly allowed by Pill Bug Interactive. This permission can be found in writing at http://www.indiedb.com/games/intelligent-design-an-evolution-sandbox/presskit.


Steam Store Page
Steam Store Page store.steampowered.com/app/627620.


About Pill Bug Interactive

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A games studio based in South Wales. My aim is to create games which appear simple on the outside yet hide a deep complexity within.

More information
More information on Pill Bug Interactive, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Intelligent Design: An evolutionary sandbox Credits

Sean Walton
Founder


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