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It's important to remember that building a game based strictly on evolutionary principles would be a disaster. How would you play it? Perhaps you'd just end up watching a lab computer churning data.

True. I think that says it all. A game about real evolution isn't much of a game. It can, at most, be a sort of user generated multithreaded interactive movie.

You'd be allowed to design your solar system (no, God didn't do that, but it's not technically part of biological evolution) and just watch as the story unfolds. at most you'd be allowed to throw a meteor, give your planet a little nudge or tweak the sun's irradiance once in a while and watch the results (again, usually those things happen naturally but they are not technically part of the biological process). It would be an engaging interactive movie perhaps,but not much of a game.

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:52:00 UTC | #233678