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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December 3

Get Behind the Scenes Access to How we Make Games on Patreon



It's been a wild ride since launching Intelligent Design: An Evolutionary Sandbox on Steam almost two years ago. Since then we've talked to and met lots of gamers from all around the world. We've launched a second game on PC and console, and released a free content update for Intelligent Design.

For the past month or so Dave and I have been building a Patreon page. We are creating this community for those of you who want to dig deeper into game development and game design. By becoming a patron you'll be getting behind the scenes access to how we make games, becoming involved in our creative process, and getting first access to everything we make - including our games.

For example, we have uploaded a playable version of the two dimensional precursor to Intelligent Design - along with a video of Dave and I playing it and talking about that project. Over the next few months we will be posting scans of my note books and other stuff.

If that sounds like something you would be interested in head over and check out the rewards we offer and pick something which works for you.
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October 14

Genetically Modfied Update Developer Playthrough

Over the past few weeks Dave has been playing through a new save on the new map, with me coaching him along the way. You can follow us on twitch to catch the streams live each week, and catch up by watching the archives below.

Let us know how you think Dave is doing! Any tips you can share with him?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jucUE3FgWeU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR7WvM0h5-I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxcJ55olCTg

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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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