Craft, Farm, Breed, Evolve.
Vilmonic, the artificial life simulator from developers Bludgeonsoft, has released onto Steam today, for Mac, PC and Linux. Vilmonic is set in a living virtual world where, topically enough in the current climate, it is your goal is to bring life back from the brink of extinction.
The player is tasked with protecting and breeding animatroids, generative pixel-art life forms whose pixels and color have meaning. Experiment with natural and artificial selection. Craft tools, construct buildings and change the environment. Uncover the secrets of the past as you dig up ancient tech and fend off the mindless haywire zombitons.
Use observation and experimentation to learn the hidden rules of the world and its weird biology. You can either sit back and watch as natural selection takes its course, or step in and steer evolution by manipulating the environment. Either way you must work from within the world to change the world, you have no godlike powers. But there are ways of cheating the system a little bit; spread dangerous toxic waste to increase reproductive mutation rates or drink sugary beverages to speed up time and get a better view of the process of evolution.
Vilmonic launches today on Steam and Itch.io for Windows, macOS and Linux.
Kate has been gaming since she could control a mouse. In addition to having a penchant for indie games, Kate had a World of Warcraft account when she was far too young, and has a weakness for any game with ‘RPG’ in the description.