• Register


Get Gridworld on Steam:

Store.steampowered.com

Get Gridworld on Itch.io:

Dopplerfrog.itch.io

What is Gridworld?

Gridworld is an artificial life / evolution simulator in which abstract virtual creatures compete for food and struggle for survival. Conditions in this two-dimensional ecosystem are right for evolution to occur through natural selection.
Creatures live short and replicate fast. Evolution can therefore be observed in hours or days instead of thousands of years.

how does it work?

Creatures in Gridworld are a simple and abstract versions of biological life. They can be recognized as colored blocks moving around the grid. Just like in nature,
creatures have DNA, a digital code that describes the morphology of the creatures. in Gridworld, the dna describes the morphology of the neural network (brain) of the creature. In turn, the brain decides how the creature behaves during its life.
When a piece of dna is copied when creatures reproduce, there is a small chance of mutation in the dna. This leads to diversity in the dna pool. Natural selection causes those creatures with the best adapted genes to have more offspring. This causes the best adapted genes to increase in numbers while the weaker genes are decreasing in numbers and are eventually rooted out.
Through this process of natural selection, creatures become increasingly well adapted to their environment within each generation. And thus, evolution occurs.

How to use it?

The cool thing about evolution is that it is an autonomous process that requires no guiding hand.
You can simply start a simulation and take your hands of completely. When you come back to check after a day or two, you will find a thriving eco system of virtual creatures. You can do more than just simply observing though. Gridworld's simulations are highly customizable. The user interface allows you to tweak any simulation parameter or change the environment as you like.
This way you can set up your own experiments and watch as your creatures adapt to the world and conditions that you provide for them.

what is the goal?

Gridworld is not a game but an evolution simulator.
There is no real goal in Gridworld other than playing, learning, observing and experimenting.
The role of the user is mainly passively observing the process of evolution as it unfolds in the simulation.

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
Embed Buttons

To promote Gridworld and grow its popularity (top games), use the embed code provided on your homepage, blog, forums and elsewhere you desire. Or try our widget.

Gridworld
Gridworld
Gridworld
Post article Articles

No articles were found matching the criteria specified. We suggest you try the article list with no filter applied, to browse all available. Post article and help us achieve our mission of showcasing the best content from all developers. Join now to share your own content, we welcome creators and consumers alike and look forward to your comments.

Comments
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Artful_Diversions
Artful_Diversions

This is incredibly cool. I really want to see a download here!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

You may also like
Become A Great Artist In Just 10 Seconds

Become A Great Artist In Just 10 Seconds

Realistic Sim

Have you ever dreamed of being an Artist? Although this was not possible before, now it is because we have made a computer program. Let your imagination...

Pizza Tycoon

Pizza Tycoon

Realistic Sim

Pizza Tycoon is a pizza simulation game made by Karlo Productions which you can cook pizza and serve it to the customers

Blockz

Blockz

Realistic Sim

"Blockz" is a build&blow; game, where you can (like I said) build awesome buildings or pixel-arts and then blow all this up! Game has a lot of possibilities...

Brick Inventions

Brick Inventions

Realistic Sim

Brick Inventions is a physics based block game made in Unity 5. It combines simple blocks with physics, which creates a new, unique gameplay experience...

Physigons

Physigons

Realistic Sim

Physigons is a physics sandbox game. You are in a simple world in which you build whatever you like. With 15 primitives, custom objects, RGB color with...

The Powder Toy

The Powder Toy

Realistic Sim

The Powder Toy is a free physics sandbox game, which simulates air pressure and velocity, heat, gravity and a countless number of interactions between...

Follow Report Profile
Icon
Gridworld
Platforms
Windows
Creator
DopplerFrog
Engine
Custom
Contact
Send Message
Release date
Game watch
Follow
Share
Purchase
Community Rating

Average

-

0 votes submitted.

You Say

-

Ratings closed.

Style
Theme
Abstract
Players
Single Player
Project
Indie
Boxart
Boxart
Twitter

Latest tweets from @dopplerfrog

Was suprised this morning by a really nice let's play video of Gridworld! T.co

Jan 7 2016

Statistics
Last Update
Watchers
13 members