A living virtual world of pixels
After being in Early Access on Steam since June of 2016, Bludgeonsoft, the solo developer behind Vilmonic, has announced today that the game will be launching out of Early Access on November 5th, 2018. Vilmonic is a truly living world of evolving life forms with emergent behaviour. It was founded on the principle of the strong claim of artificial life that computational systems actually be living systems. Yet it is also a cute, mellow and fun crafting sandbox game that you will lose yourself to for hours.
Your goal is this complex artificial life sandbox is to protect and breed animatroids, generative pixel-art life forms whose pixels and colour have meaning. Experiment with natural and artificial selection. Craft some tools, construct some buildings and change the environment around you. More important, uncover the secrets of the past as you dig up ancient tech and fend off the mindless haywire zombies.
One of the most important lessons to learn early on though is to observe and experiment. There are hidden rules of the weird and you will come to find out about its strange biology. This can be something like spreading dangerous toxic waste to increase reproductive mutations rates. With others being drinking sugary beverages to speed up time and gain a better view of the process of evolution.
If you are interested in checking out Vilmonic before the launch next month, be sure to head over to the Steam page and grab the game for £6.99 / $9.99.
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