Primeval Laboratories

Ludum Dare

Primeval screenshot

Primeval screenshot


Primeval Laboratories requires the Microsoft XNA Framework 4.0.

Download Primeval Laboratories (Game) - (zip - 920 KB)
Download Primeval Laboratories (Source) - (zip - 1.68 MB)


Primeval Laboratories was created as my first entry into the Ludum Dare competition. This competition, held a few times each year, challenges developers to make a game completely on their own, based on a given theme, in 48 hours.

The theme for Ludum Dare #24, for which Primeval was made, was Evolution. I chose to take the theme literally, and wrote a genetic algorithm that evolves robots for each generation from the best of the preceding generation. This was the first time I had successfully implemented a genetic algorithm, so the competition was a personal success for me.

The game may be polished and expanded lightly in the future.


Created by Brian MacIntosh.

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