Breeding and training fish is your hobby. Discover new species - evolve favorable characteristics and train your AI fish brain to behave like real-life fish. Learn about AI and genetics by playing.
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Jan 10, 2023

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game's development is being handled by only two programmers -a lot of work, so we'll show you what and when we update. At the current stage of the game you are able to buy, breed and handle fish. You have genetics & mutations — the basics of the water system is ready, the next patch will contain full integration of the water quality parameters. You can spend money and improve your house and your equipment. Furthermore, you can modify and upgrade your tank as you wish.
Currently, you can not play cooperative with other players. You also cannot trade with other players yet.
We want to build up a community as soon as possible to get good feedback on how we can improve. Also, which is not a secret, we want to start making money, so we can add more skilled people to the project, especially graphics designers and maybe a few programmers.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Final release should have been the 01.02.23 – we had to delay it. We work hard on the best experience for you, so we cannot name a clear date. We thought it'd take about half a year to implement everything, but since the project is so interesting, we won't stop adding new features after that.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We'll add plenty of functionality, online PVP, player market, money loaning, house extensions, more fish and better AI control.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The very basic concepts of the game are there, the AI, the fish, the house. You can buy stuff and breed fish-You have genetics & mutations—the basics of the water system is ready, the next patch will contain full integration of the water quality parameters. . You can spend money and improve your house and your equipment. Furthermore, you can modify and upgrade your tank as you wish.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes—early access will be cheaper”

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About This Game

Darwin's Aquarium is a real-time fish breeding simulator.
Build up a tank, start training and breeding your own fish to survive and thrive.
Advance your breeding capabilities, improve your breeding grounds and unlock more valuable fish.

You'll see plenty of unbelievable fish interaction: Fish that start hunting, fleeing, cooperating. Some might learn to farm algae, others might start to bait less harmful fish… who knows…? There is no limit to the interaction of the fish, and every evolution of species can bring new features. Make sure you select your fish carefully and only breed the fittest, so you can compete against the other fish.
It's up to you and your fish to cooperate with other players or just defeat them- but be warned: Your fish are getting intelligent. They might have their own will soon!

Note: The game is under active development and therefore the in-game graphics might look a little different from the screenshots.

Plans: There is currently a building system for your room and house, a complex mutation system, a complete AI back-end to train fish and much more. That all aims toward build a best-possible simulation of real life evolution of fish, plus a lot of fun by doing so. Multiplayer(PVP and PVE), global trading (player to player), and cooperative training on the same fish will be added to the pre-release and should all be finished on the full release of the game. Furthermore, we expect the game to be of interest for educational or scientific purposes.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10+
    • Processor: Intel i3 x86_64 or equivalent
    • Memory: 12 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 630 or better
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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