Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox is an abstract god game with fully simulated genetics and evolution. Get creative, playing at your own pace, as you experiment with this simulation of an ecosystem. But remember, when you start tampering with genetics it is hard to undo your mistakes...
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Mixed (75) - 53% of the 75 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 12, 2017

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Includes 3 items: Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox, Cycle 28, Cycle 28 - Original Jordan Rees Soundtrack

 

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September 16

Experimental Branch Patch Notes 16/09/2018

I just pushed out a patch for the experimental branch, as ever we would love you hear your feedback either here or in our discord. Thanks to everyone posting screenshots of the new stuff in the steam community, it really helps us with design!

  • Revamped tutorial - Changed wording to reflect new controls, removed voice-over, made the tutorial button driven.
  • Added tool tips to some buttons, these can be disabled in the options menu
  • Changed the fire effect and behaviour
  • Moved the starting position of the radar on Map 1
  • Buttons are now highlighted red when selected

But wait, there's more...

After finishing off this patch I had an idea how to optimise memory management in the game. After a hard day's coding I've implemented it and pushed out a patch. Everyone should notice some significant performance increases with the current version - let me know how it goes!
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September 9

Introducing the Pill Bug Interactive Collection Bundle

There has never been a better time to be a Pill Bug Interactive fan.

Today we are launching our Collection Bundle.

So if you already own Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox now you can get a copy of Cycle 28 and the fantastic soundtrack by Jordan Rees (Composer of trailer music for The Mummy [Universal Pictures], Mother [Paramount Pictures], The Defenders [Marvel Studios]) for 20% off.

Cycle 28 is an intense retro shooter with a mystery at it's heart. First you think it's an arcade game: simple controls, powerful upgrades, and intense dogfights. But you’re stuck living the same day over and over, trying to find out who the enemy are, and what they want.

Check out the review below to see if Cycle 28 is your cup of tea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FPXrf2Le_w


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About This Game

In a universe driven by targets, a faceless corporation employs you to create an evolving ecosystem you can never hope to control...

Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox is a god game with fully simulated genetics and evolution. Create species of plants, herbivores and carnivores and try to control the ever evolving ecosystem. Design and create genetically modified organisms, but remember when you start tampering with genetics it is hard to undo your mistakes...

This is a game for people who don’t want to be given all the answers. A game for people who like to experiment with a simulation, at their own pace, and watch what happens.

Key Features



Fully modeled genetics and evolution

The behavior of each organism are determined by their genetics. How tall will a plant grow? How fast can an herbivore run? How often does a carnivore seek prey? These genetics are passed down generation after generation along with random mutations. Evolution is fully simulated, there are no tricks or statistical approximations. You are watching life evolve on your computer.

Science to be Done

What do all those genes actually do? How is the world score calculated? What does world efficiency even mean? Much like a real scientist you will need to investigate, analyse and work with other players to try and answer these questions. To help you along the way the game outputs data in xml files so you can really get your science on.

Genetic Engineering

Create your own genetically modified organisms, but be careful, once a genome has entered your ecosystem it may be hard to undo the damage ... and are you sure you really know what those genes do yet?

Secrets to Discover

Who is employing you to create this ecosystem? Why are they doing it? Why are you doing it? What are those targets for? The answers to these any many other questions are out there, you just need to work together and find them...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or 7
    • Processor: Quad Core @ 2.3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Large ecosystems may cause performance issues on systems without dedicated graphics cards.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8 or 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Quad Core @ 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: SM4 1GB VRAM
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Large ecosystems may cause performance issues on systems without dedicated graphics cards.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (Most distros should work)
    • Processor: Quad Core @ 2.3GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Large ecosystems may cause performance issues on systems without dedicated graphics cards.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Quad Core @ 3GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or equivalent
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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