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The Evolution Game
« on: May 27, 2006, 07:26:36 pm »
You've all seen these so far, some of you love 'em, some of you ignore 'em, and some of you have taken the 'liberty' to actually post on them and complain. Hey folks, don't like it, then ignore it, don't ruin it for the rest of us that care. I've already posted two complex games up, but I took them down due to the lack of posts and the abundance of haters. That complex game started from the cell level and would've taken a long time, which this community is not suited for. Anyways, this new game is fast-paced and furious, and starts out as a creature. It is story-based and with a couple of options, in which you select one and it takes its effect. If you don't like it, then stay away. Thank you.

At the bottom of a raging water lies a relatively large lake. There is nothing spectacular about it, and nothing spectacular in it. However, in the muddy water, a fierce battle ensues, a battle greater than any war ever waged. It is the battle between Mother Nature's children, the battle of life, the battle of evolution. This conflict is brought to life for us in the form of a minor inch-long fish. Its eyes are rudimentary organs only capable of sensing light and dark. Its skin is tinted grey, although it is transparent, so you can see the workings of a simple circulatory system, similar to the guppies of planet Earth. It lived on instinct, feeding on the tiny animals in the water. With such a mundane existance, how could war be possible? Welcome to the game of evolution, where each and everyday is a struggle to create an even deadlier weapon. Soon you will encounter a competing species, but for now you have the rare gift of peace. Take advantage of it, and craft this inch-long Guppy into a force to be reckoned with. Soon the eggs will be laid, attached to a weed on the muddy bottom. What will be different about them?

The Guppy - http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?izyfkp1ky690
(Click on skip to end to see the whole thing.)

A) Develop your eyes and gain depth perception.
B) Grow stouter and larger fins. (This will lead to faster swimming and start the progress to a land creature.)
C) Focus development on your size, making yourself discouraging to some predators.
D) Grow minor poison glands that make you taste sour, discouraging predators.
E) Grow whiskers to feel your way around at the expense of eyesight.
F) Change the pigment in your skin to reflect the environment around you.

*The option will be selected when there are three votes for it. Please do not post unless you have positive feedback, and keep the posts nice, tidy, and neat. Thank you for playing, I wish you best of luck.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2006, 08:14:43 pm by OathinBlood »


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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 07:32:11 pm »
What if there's a tie?

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 07:34:45 pm »
What if there's a tie?

There won't be, it's first to 5.
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006, 07:58:44 pm »
first to five? o....

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006, 08:15:17 pm »
I changed it to first to three, since apparently no one wants to play  :'(
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006, 08:20:09 pm »
Well, it is late at night for most of us.

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2006, 08:46:23 pm »
Finally, thank you! I have been waiting for another one of these for such a long stretch of time. I was following the other ones but by the time I finally made an account they had all died. Anyway I choose A because it is the only choice that has no downside (E,C), doesn't depend on environment (F,B), and can't be overcome by predators (D).

Though you shouldn't get mad if people don't respond in an hour. Wait a day or two before considering that nobody likes this, I appreciate these threads for example. I have a topic up for over a week now and its gotten a grand total of three posts. :-\

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2006, 08:58:02 pm »
Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate these, this one is pretty simple for me. Man, its such a tie, someone break it!
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006, 09:09:14 pm »
Sorry I just had to keep you all entertained and intrested.

(Ok, I just forgot...)

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2006, 11:20:13 am »
4 votes for A now, ahhhhh.

Also, hey, what happened in the last thread? Did we get photosynthesis?

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2006, 11:51:15 am »
Make that 5 for A.  ;)
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2006, 11:51:53 am »
Yay! We have eyes!

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2006, 01:39:50 pm »
not until he updates.

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2006, 02:34:07 pm »
Why is that white... thing licking the screen?

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2006, 03:12:44 pm »
Because he is trying to taste you.

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2006, 04:08:47 pm »
Generations pass. Our life remains the same, a slimy fish in a muddy lake, but now one thing has changed. Our eyes have developed and grown more complex, up to the point of seeing vague outlines and tinted colours. We can finally see the plankton we fed on, as a cloud of moving particles. With this blessing, came the 'sight' of two things. Food and danger. Something else was in the lake with us (I'm going into a detailed narrative for this.)

The little Guppy swished his tail and lazily drifted forward through the mud-clouded water. He was near the floor, and heading towards a large cloud of plankton. Swish! As he darted into the cloud to feed, the mud awoke and grabbed the poor Guppy. He was dragged down into the mud, and ripped into shreds by something....

(Back to outside narrative mode.) A new threat had come to us. The plankton we feasted on lived near the muddy floor where the remains of all dead animals fell, though beneath the mud lay a deadly animal. This animal is called a Newt, and resembles an elongated frog with rows of needle-like teeth. They fed on us when we fed on the plankton, though for reasons unknown they never left the mud, so above the mud we were safe. This brings up a problem, as our food was down there. If we stayed away from the Newts, we would either have to crawl up on land or try feeding on something else, the floating plants for example. The Newts were the new danger we could see, now what is the food?

The Guppy (Evolution 1) - http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?izyfkp1ky690
(Click on skip to end to see the whole thing.)

The Guppy (Evolution 2) - http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?izzw6w1ldgmw
(Click on skip to end to see the whole thing. Not much change, just a bigger pupil.)

The Newt (Evolution 1) - http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?izzxwati1pw
(Click on skip to end to see the whole thing. Camouflaged in mud - http://artpad.art.com/gallery/?izzy2fh6q88)

A) Feed off the floating plants that float off the top of the lake, therefore changing your diet.
B) Grow stouter and larger fins to climb onto land, away from the Newts. (This will lead to faster swimming and start the progress to a land creature.)
C) Focus development on your size, making yourself discouraging to the Newts.
D) Grow minor poison glands that make you taste sour, discouraging the Newts.
E) Focus change in your skin. (This will lead to another vote discussing what to do.)
F) Change the pigment in your skin to reflect the environment around you, hoping the Newts don't see you.

*The option will be selected when there are three votes for it. Please do not post unless you have positive feedback, and keep the posts nice, tidy, and neat. Thank you for playing, I wish you best of luck.

EDIT: I changed one of the options, hope you guys don't mind.
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2006, 04:35:40 pm »
C. Size leads to great things. Power of Whale size!

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2006, 05:52:11 pm »
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C. Size leads to great things. Power of Whale size!

Thanks for the vote. Could you, and everyone else, FROM NOW ON IF YOU VOTE, VOTE IN THE POLL ALWAYS, WRITING YOUR VOTE AS A POST IS OPTIONAL.
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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2006, 05:52:42 pm »
Not as clear-cut as the first one but still pretty obvious that D will be of most assistance wherever we are.

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2006, 08:30:05 pm »
B. It's hard to see underwater. I think becoming a land creature will complement our first evolution the best.

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2006, 09:44:19 pm »
I have to agree with Genesis, but E seems to also have that I mean who wouldent like to have a cameleon fish?

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Re: The Evolution Game
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2006, 10:42:16 pm »
That would only last till we change enviroment, like if we go onto land for example. Oathinblood said we change color to match our CURRENT enviroment, not any enviroment. (Right?) (F)

Edit: Thats not fair!   (Good job. ;) ) What kind of change are we looking at?
« Last Edit: May 28, 2006, 10:45:50 pm by Genesis »

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