Saturday, February 13, 2010

Reproducing Pac-Men

This is Reproducing Pac-Men, a gene/environment simulator. I've been thinking a lot about procedural generation (As evidenced by my second to last post), and one method of creating new content procedurally is through evolution. Reproducing Pac-Men has pleasantly surprised me multiple times over the past few weeks with the populations involved evolving survival mechanisms that I could not anticipate given the determining variables. I've been working on cleaning up some of the bugs in this program today, and I think it's ready for your personal viewing. You can download it here. (Windows only, ~1.3 MB) Be sure to read the help file (press F1), and if you need to take it out of fullscreen mode just hit F4.

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