Life simulation games

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List of Life simulation games[edit]

This is a list of free/libre life simulation games:

Game Screenshot Last Release Genres Description
Biogenesis no image Life simulation

GenreLife simulation
Latest release0.8
Release date2010-12-21[1]
DeveloperJoan Queralt Molina[2]
Code licenseGPLv2[2]

Biogenesis is an artificial life simulator. It simulates organisms, their workings and their environment.

Critterding Critterding.jpg 2013-10-03 Life simulation
GenreLife simulation
Latest releaseBeta 14  (Announcement)
Release dateOctober 03rd, 2013
DeveloperBob Winckelmans
Code licenseGPL [3]
Media licenseGPL [3]
P. languageC++

Critterding - Evolving Artificial Life is a life and evolution simulator.

In the default configuration the simulator generates a world with food and critters with random bodies and brains. Critter have sensors such as detection of food touching their head and perform actions such as moving, eating or procreating.

Some randomly created critters will have sufficient properties to sustain a population and evolve.

Cultivation Cultivation.png August 9, 2007 Life simulation
Screenshot of the current version
GenreLife simulation
Latest releaseVersion 8
Release dateAugust 9, 2007
DeveloperJason Rohrer
Code licensePublic domain
Media licensePublic domain

Cultivation is a 2D life simulation game created by Jason Rohrer. The game was a Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition 2007 finalist.[4] The game has been released into the public domain.[5] The source code is available on the homepage so it is free software. All game content is generated procedurally at runtime. The latest version of the game is version 8 released on August 9th, 2007. It uses the GLUT library.

Infon Battle Arena Infon Battle Arena - Joined.jpg 2006-10-01 Life simulation, RTS, Programming
Infon Battle Arena
Infon Battle Arena - Joined.jpg
2D renderer
GenresLife simulation, RTS, Programming
Latest release265
Release dateFebruary 25th, 2008
DeveloperFlorian Wesch
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languageC, Lua

Infon Battle Arena is a real-time multiplayer programming game written by Florian Wesch. You control your creatures using the Lua programming language and let them compete for food and survival against other players. The game is client/server based and is playable over the internet. Players can upload code at any moment to update their code or fix bugs while the game is running in realtime. It is written in the C and Lua programming language using the SDL library. The latest release is 265 released on February 25th, 2008.[6] The media and the source code are both licensed under the GPL.

Passage Passage 3 by Jason Rohrer screenshot.png December 13th, 2007 RPG, Autobiographical

Passage is an autobiographical RPG game by Jason Rohrer. It is his third game and the second to be released in the public domain. The source code is available on the homepage, so this is free software (the source code package contains a non-free piece of developer utility software, which is not needed on Debian)[7]. The game has been selected for the gamma256 event.[8] The latest version of the game is 3 released on December 13, 2007.[9] It uses the SDL library and its default resolution is 600x90.