August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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A Game of Towns

by homelinen - 48 Hour Compo Entry

HTML5 game based on Conway's Game of Life.

No gameplay as such, but the simulator works fairly well.

Villagers can be spawned. They gather food and spawn siblings when they've eaten enough.

There's also a fire, as it was a fun way to stop the bushes from taking over.

Minimal art, no music or sound.

Initial idea was to have the huts evolve into towns and then cities and up the scope of the game, but that never happened.

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Tested on Firefox and Chrome. Other browsers will most likely work.

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Nick Knowlson says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:40am

> Cormack's Game of Life

You mean Conway's Game of Life?

homelinen says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:37am

Thanks for that. Knew I'd get his name wrong.

josefnpat says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:20am

This is pretty cool.

evilseanbot says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:30am

A fun and satisfying simple simulation. Feels like it moves too quickly to feel like you have much impact.

ethankennerly says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:00am

The simulation of fire, forest, villagers, and towns fascinated me. They made such a big town after a few spontaneous clicks that I didn't know how to improve.

Raptor85 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:20am

Not much of a game since there's no real goal but a interesting little simulation, only part i can't tell is exactly what's making the fires, i've seen them spawn in areas with no people.

kato9 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:04pm

Pretty interesting simulation but the game moves way to fast to actually 'play' it. Would be interesting to slow things down and add some strategy to it.

imef says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:23pm

I could spend hours starring at that!

gnx says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:35pm

All the forest burned and urban development got completely out of hand. A simulator indeed.

Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:47am

I love this kind of stuff. What you did here is quite cool. I mean, it's not just cells replicating, but it's pretty much the evolution of a village (of sorts). It certainly lacks an objective and other "gamey" elements, but it's a nice simulation. Good work :)

Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:17pm

Interesting simulation, perhaps slightly too fast? I don't know, nice work though even if it isn't much of a game and has nothing to do with evolution.

edibletoaster says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:50pm

Pretty cool sim. Yeah, not quite sure how fires are made, but not bad.

Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Always interesting to watch these type of simulations

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