Vilmonic is an artificial life simulator and genetics and evolution sandbox game. Protect and breed unique pixel-art life forms where pixels and color have meaning. Craft tools and buildings and change the environment. Find ancient tech and fend off haywire zombitons. Craft Farm Breed Evolve!
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Jun 15, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Bludgeonsoft is my one-person game studio and Vilmonic is completely unfunded and DIY. That means I do not have a network of beta testers to test this game on multiple systems. If you buy the Early Access version, you will be getting what I consider to be a final release-quality game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I'm thinking that 2-3 months should be enough time to build a community of beta testers to help with future releases. Since this is my personal art project, I plan to continually add new things to the game. I will always be expanding the world and shedding new light onto the history and backstory, even after the full Steam release.”

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

“There will be more things to craft and build, more secrets to find, and new ways to interact with the life forms in the world. But the essential gameplay will not change. Vilmonic is meant to be a world that you just inhabit, explore, play with and watch as it and its creatures grow.

There is no real "goal" in Vilmonic. In many ways it's more of a toy than a game. That does not mean it isn't challenging. Vilmonic is a world that lets you do what ever you want. So if you choose to, you can use natural and artificial selection to completely steer the evolution of your creatures. Evolving the best hunters, or the most gentile grazers can be pretty tough to do. Getting them to live in harmony is even harder!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Vilmonic is completely playable and fun, and is very stable.”

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

“My plan is to bump the price up a little bit after the final release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I'd love to hear your feedback, and can definitely use your constructive ( and friendly ;-) ) criticism and ideas. Check out the community hub for Vilmonic, I plan to be very active there!”
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July 15

0.30.51 Import/Export Creatures!



Export and Import your creatures or your friends' creatures!

Open a Creature Card in a photo editor and try out some genetic engineering.

Share Creature Cards and experiment with your friend's life forms.

Save Creature Cards to your file system and then drag them into Vilmonic!

This new version (0.30.51) makes the digital data in Creature Cards much easier to edit!
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July 11

Anyone wondering what these are all about?



What is going on with these weird creature cards and all that digital noise at the bottom?
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About This Game

Vilmonic is an artificial life simulator and genetics and evolution sandbox game. Protect and breed unique pixel-art life forms where pixels and color have meaning. Experiment with natural and artificial selection. Craft tools and buildings and change the environment. Find ancient tech and fend off the mindless haywire zombitons.

Craft Farm Breed Evolve!

Features

  • A living, breathing world with programmatically generated life forms.
  • Use observation and experimentation to learn about the simulated physics and biology.
  • Study each creature's genetic code, morphology, physiology, and behavior.
  • Breed animatroids and farm fungols for specific traits and balance the ecosystem.
  • Craft many mysterious items each with a subtle and not-so-subtle impact on the world.
  • Dig up relics from the past. Is it useful treasure or just so much trash?
  • No "God Mode", the only way to change the world is from within the world!
  • Spread dangerous toxic waste to increase the mutation rate of creatures in the world.
  • Craft beverages to speed up or modify the simulation.
  • Mellow, slow paced game play. You can dive in and manipulate every aspect of your world or sit back and watch it grow.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or Equivalent
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
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