Press Kit

Press Kit

Release date:
Q4, 2018

Platforms:
Mac, Windows, Linux

Regular Price:
USD $9.99

Website:
vilmonic.com

Distribution:
Steam
Itch.io

Social:
twitter.com/bludgeonsoft
facebook.com/vilmonic
discord.gg/whFVMXA

Developer:
Bludgeonsoft
Based in Oakland California USA

Founding date:
June 15, 2012

Credits:
Mark Stramaglia
Game Design, Programming, Art, Sound, Music, Everything

Press / Business contact:
Mark Stramaglia
m@bludgeonsoft.org

Phone:
+1 415 205 3340

Address:
Bludgeonsoft
11 Moss Lane
Oakland CA, 94608 USA

Description

Vilmonic is a living virtual world. Your goal is to bring life back from the brink of extinction.

Protect and breed unique pixel-art life forms whose pixels and color have meaning. Experiment with natural and artificial selection. Craft tools, construct buildings and change the environment. Uncover the secrets of the past as you dig up ancient tech and fend off the mindless haywire zombitons.

Don’t be fooled by the super cute look, Vilmonic is a deep and complex artificial life simulator!

  • Evolving genetic code generates each creature’s pixel-art body.
  • Pixels and body shape determine biological function: hydration, nutrient use, movement, perception…
  • Simple graph-shaped brains create emergent behavior: fear, aggression, attraction…
  • Natural selection and breeding are the only way to evolve your life forms – unless you “cheat” with genetic engineering!

Story

In a strange and lonely distant future, you are the last caretaker of the final few life forms left on the planet.

Protect your animatroids and fungols, guide their evolution into new species, and balance the fragile ecosystem.

Science
Use observation and experimentation to learn the hidden rules of the world and its weird biology.

Sit back and watch as natural selection takes its course. Step in and steer evolution by manipulating the environment or by using artificial selection and breeding.

You must work from within the world to change the world, you have no godlike powers. Spread dangerous toxic waste to increase reproductive mutation rates. Drink sugary beverages to speed up time and get a better view of the process of evolution.

Crafting
Uncover the secrets of the past as you dig up eons of buried trash and ancient tech. There’s a lot of it! It’s not junk though, everything has a unique purpose and use.

Craft new tools and construct buildings and roads and farms to help you create your world.

Cooperation
You are not totally alone. There are others like you, but they don’t care about you or your important task. The uncaring, haywire zombitons are everywhere! They’re violent, selfish, and love to build their own cities. Figure out how to live with them, or risk their wrath!