Poll

How will Wimpus better survive predation?

Learn to run faster and escape.
Develop better sight.
Develop better hearing.
Develop a better sense of smell.
Learn to climb trees.
Grow larger in size.
Live and hunt in groups.
Gain the ability to secrete foul-smelling chemicals.

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Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« on: July 09, 2007, 09:01:28 pm »
This game has basically the same structure as Spore- The Game by Flisch. You vote on the evolutionary options of a species, and an artist (whom I have yet to find) draws the resulting creature. However, there are three major differences:

1) This game takes place on Earth! Though it is millions of years in the future, it is Earth none the less. But this isn't the Earth we all know and pollute; Man, having been wiped out by a horrible plague long ago has no more influence over the planet. All the man-made structures of the planet have collapsed and been buried by the many catastrophies that have shaken the planet.

 But Earth's life is different as well. Reptiles, nature's first little multicellular science experiments, are all but extinct, as are the majority of arthropods, and most sea creatures. Now the mammals rule! These highly adaptable caddilacs of biology were able to survive where (and when) others were not. However, the mammals have changed too. Felidae (felines, or cats) no longer exist, and the canidae (canines, or dogs) and the monotremes (platypi and echidnas) have pretty much dominated the planet.

 The geography is radically altered now, too. Pangea III is the sole continent (aside from the now larger polar ice caps). It is cold near the ice caps, warm near the equator, and filled mostly with temperate forests and grasslands. It also has swamps near the seas and beachs too. It is tattoed by rivers and lakes, most of which are pristine and filled with aquatic mammals.

2) Because Earth is already a multicellular planet, we will skip the unicellular stage. Instead, our voyage through time begins by following poor little Canus wimpus. He is a small omnivorous canid, who resembles the unloved offspring of a fennec fox and a coyote. Wimpus exists on the very bottom of the food chain, and is eaten by just about every carnivore (and some herbivores enjoy kicking him around for sport). Our goal is to sculpt him into the pride of Pangea III, the appex predator in a world of vicous animals.

 And don't worry about his name. Each new species evolution produces will get a new name, based on their place in the food chain.

3) You won't just be playing Wimpus and his descendants; you will also have to make the tough choices of how to improve what he eats and what eats him in time.

 For the first three polls, we will focus on little Wimpus. But the fourth poll, you must improve what he eats, so that it has defenses against our main character. The fifth poll will concentrate on the predator of the Wimpus and making him better suited to eating our evolutionary protagonist. Then the cycle begins again with three polls for Wimpus.

Artists, PM if you want to participate. Only one artist is needed, but if multiple artists apply, we can cycle through them. You will only have to draw about one creature every three days or so, making this job rather undemanding as most are only small changes over the previous specimen.

Here is the current playing field, our evolutionary art easel, if you will:

Name: Wimpus
Size: One foot tall at the withers, 2.5 feet from nose to tail.
Speed: Fast; 54 mph sprints, 32 mph run
Primary Food Source: Eggs of small monotremes.
Habitat: Temperate Forests
Home: Small Burrows
Population: 25% of maximum
Reproduction: Sexual, 3-5 pups
Intelligence: Roughly twice that of modern-day wolves.
Sight: 6/10 Equivalent to a modern-day wolf.
Hearing: 9/10 Equivalent to five times a modern-day wolf.
Smell: 10/10 Equivalent to seven times a modern-day wolf.

Prey: Monotreme Eggs
Gaurdian: Monotreme Parents
Method of Defense: Poison Spurs
Weakness: Parents are not always able to defend the eggs.
Protection Rating: 3/10; Wimpus is smart enough only to steal while the parents hunt.

Predator: Canus claw
Attack: Slashes with large claws.
Predation Rating: 10/10; Wimpus stands no chance of surviving an attack.

Note: Three polls constitutes one generation for Wimpus, while one poll constitutes a generation for predators and prey items.


I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 06:20:36 am »
 :'(


Poor kitties...
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GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF MAN. THE REVIEWS DO NOT EFFECT ANYTHING EVER.

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 03:23:16 pm »
Poor little guy. He should eat those meanie herbivores.

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 07:49:55 pm »
If more people participate he will be able to eventually.
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 07:57:42 pm »
Eh, these all start slow. It's good so it should pick up traffic as it goes along.

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 08:06:52 pm »
And if an artist is found...
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2007, 09:10:30 pm »
he should learn how to climb trees to give him a better chance of surviving against Canus claw which cant climb. then live in trees making him able to defintliy not be eaten .
http://www.spore.com/view/profile/Dimitri1only

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 12:34:48 pm »
And if an artist is found...

Ask some of the TAA artists.

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 12:27:00 pm »
TAA? wuzzat?


btw, i could maybe help a bit.

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Re: Evolutionary Twist (now seeking an artist)
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 03:19:15 am »
I'd join in if I knew what a fox cyote looked like. Why don't you draw him?