Mutamon

A pokemon clone for people whose favourite pokemon was Missingno

Mutamon is an ongoing project to recreate the excitement of discovering new pokemon in long grass by using an evolutionary simulation to generate endlessly varied digital monsters, shaped by natural selection in the virtual environment.

Players are limited to exploring their own immediate area which contains a limited set of environments that monsters can live in. Players catching monsters and then connecting to other players to trade and battle creates temporary bridges between populations to allow the flow of individuals and further spur on evolutionary growth. The ongoing design challenge of creating Mutamon is the merging of the evolutionary simulation with fun and natural feeling exploration and battling for the player.

You can find Mutamon on itch.