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You Are Bacteria – a zero-player game for geeks

Posted by (twitter: @w84death)
Monday, August 25th, 2014 12:20 pm


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My game is about connection between the player, the cellular automaton (Conway’s Game of Life) and a world of a simple bacteria.
This is a zero-player game. This is not a causal game for kids, it’s casual game for geeks :)

More info at http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=41177

 

 

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You Are Bacteria – finished :)

Posted by (twitter: @w84death)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 3:38 pm

http://i.imgur.com/tBeDzUD.png

This is a zero-player game. 
It’s a connection between the player, the computer science cellular automaton ( Conway’s Game of Life ) and a world of a simple bacterias.

http://i.imgur.com/j16ciQI.png

Rules: 

  • Each bacteria has it’s own “brain”.
  • The brain is a simple simulation of Conway’s Game of Life
  • Player can modify it by adding active cells. Player can add 10 cells at the beginning. Each 10 game cycles is given another cell.
  • In the brain if active cells extends 45% the bacteria will multiply – new bacteria will show.
  • If the brain has no active cells bacteria dies.
  • The “movement” of cells in brain cause movement of the bacteria. So if there is no movement the bacteria will stand still.

Have fun :)

Play here: http://bacteria.p1x.in/

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