Ooooohhhhhh boy, this is tempting! Should I? Should I? Ah fuck it, I’ll bite! I got a quick idea floating in my mind, and I think this is the best time to realize it. So what game am I going to do?
Well, for starters, InfestedRL is still on track. It should be finished around 4-5th of October, which gives me plenty of time to work on this challenge. Alright, it’s on! Here’s the premise:
Evolution Chamber is a game where you are in control of a bacterial culture. You can adjust the environment parameters to breed certain characteristics into a certain population of your culture (largely through natural mutations and natural selection), or you can spray them with a mutagen to accelerate (and randomize) the mutation process.
The fun thing about Evolution Chamber is that you can “join” your culture with another friend’s culture, and watch them duke it out. Turn your bacterias into acid spore spitting monsters with a hard carapace that is highly resistant against fire, and watch them slaughter your friend’s fire breathing bacterias!
This would be an interesting exercise in programming large scale decentralized AI, and a nice way to learn how to commercialize a game. I’m excited! Here’s a screen mockup of how it would look like:
Evolution Chamber mockup
Wish me luck!