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Evolution

Create creatures and let them evolve to see how they master various tasks. · By Keiwan

Evolution Gif Collection Sticky

A topic by Keiwan created Nov 19, 2017 Views: 12,302 Replies: 83
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Hey everybody!

I've been really enjoying seeing all the different creature designs you've come up with, so I decided to make a small collection of gifs of user created creatures over on my website: http://keiwando.com/evolution/gifs/

If you've created a cool creature and would like it to be featured in that collection you can send me a gif and I might add it to the list. Just link them here on itch.io or send me an e-mail at keiwan@gmx.de

Important: Here are some things to consider if you want to submit a gif. I will assume that you have read these points and are okay with them if you decide to send something in! If you do not agree with any of these points, don't send anything in.

  • I will download the gif, compress and potentially resize or crop it in order to lower the file size as much as I can. The optimized gif will then be hosted from my website and not where the original was hosted.
  • I will add a link to every gif that takes you either to the original or to a different link you've sent me (together with the gif link) where the gif is taken from. 
    • Example 1: You have made a YouTube video and want to submit a short gif extracted from that video. Send me a direct link to the .gif and a link to your YouTube video. If a user clicks on the optimized gif in the gif collection, it will take them to your YouTube video. 
    • Example 2: You only send me a direct link to the .gif. If a user clicks on the compressed gif in the gif collection, it will take them to the location of the original.
  • I can't promise that all of the submissions will end up on the website. This can have several reasons:
    • I didn't get your e-mail (maybe because it ended up in my spam folder). If you don't want to run into this risk just link the gif right here.
    • The gif was too big and I wasn't able to compress it to an acceptable file size.
    • Nothing even remotely interesting happens in the gif. If your creature just sits there and does nothing, chances are high it will not end up in the collection.
    • I didn't have time to update the website yet. I will add multiple of them at a time whenever I have some free time and nothing else to do (which doesn't happen too often at the moment) so please don't expect your submission to show up any time soon in the collection.
    • If the custom link you submitted together with the gif doesn't actually lead to a place where the gif is taken from, is shortened in a way that doesn't immediately show where it's going to take me to if I click on it or is in any other way inappropriate, then I will either directly link to the gif itself or not include it at all.
    • Any other arbitrary reason that I can't think of right now but I'm sure exists.

This is a cool way to show people's creatures and get some exposure! It's always fun to see what people come up with. :D

I see i'm already represented enough. :)

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This is the best creature I ever made XD: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1svvAMHp1vN00Cyk7eYU_fG-QMIDB1dwK

lololol XDXDXDXDXD

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this is my deer creation more than 2000 generations 10 at a time 50% mutation

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Thanks for this creation, it gave me inspiration to make this modifikation of it:

(if anyone can tell me how to make sure it lands on its feet, that would be great!)

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lol climbing goat (cant remove head xD)

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I literally had no idea how my lizard type of creature started running like a wolf like I intended to after about 40 generations. I assume it was some natural selection luck. 

Extra Info of GIF: This was taken somewhere around generations 60 to 67, with 10 as the population with 10 second generations.

Developer

I really like this one! Do you maybe have the option to rerecord this at a higher framerate? If it's a performance issue you could try to set it to simulate in batches of 1 while you record, to make it a little easier for the CPU. Or you could send me the savefile to keiwan@gmx.de if possible and I could try to record a gif on my machine.

If none of that is possible, I'll just use this gif, but I feel like the motion is too good to be displayed at only ~8fps.

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Hmm...  I'll see what I can do try and fix that, hopefully by Friday.

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WOO! I did it!

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Why do my creatures always look like they are in pain

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No wonder he is in pain his jaw muscle is connected to leg!

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it finally learned how to run like a cheetah (sorry for the horrible quality)

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for reference, it just now needs to learn how to keep its body straight!

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my cat called Hyejin...  look at it go boing! boing! boing!
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apparently, squares are the way to go

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https://cl.ly/251j2c3n353i#

Improved cat has hops

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other than the audio that spooked me, that is probably the highest and fastest jumper/runner I've seen here... That's impressive!

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Here is the compressed gif version

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This isn't mine, and I hope its alright if I share it here. An amazingly ingenious and inventive locomotive car by Nic B, here's his video:

And here's the compressed gif:


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God, I didn't know how much I needed this game till today. . My little baby is currently doing 18m in 10 secs at gen 300

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My spyder generation 700, but after generation 400 i dont had more improviments in it moviments,

  fitnes or speed, some times go up and some times this stats go down.

It is a population of 200 per generation in bunches of 20(x5), i would like to know what i made wrong, or what

can I do to make a better evolution, I tryed e small brain and larger brains but in could not get a very good 

moviment. i think still wierd the front legs moviment, 

i expected something like this in the front and back legs:




I think it moves well. It's not gonna move like a spider when it's not a spider. It only has four legs, and the joints are different. you can add legs and joints, but that adds complexity.

if by gen 715 you only have 21.29% fitness... something is wrong with your design. but interesting concept either way

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I have this super complex thing that I made, which I call my fat bull. I am new both to this site and to making gifs, so if you could give me any feedback on adding stuff like gifs, that'd be very appreciated. https://giphy.com/gifs/selfmade-evolution-YBJ1nu4MoFJRvXhDmQ

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that may be the most glorious creature I've ever seen... well done to you, sir!

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Thank you, I do have to admit that I am quite proud of how it turned out. I was really hoping for some biological looking movement, and it turned out so great, I'm so glad that it learned this way of moving.

It remind me of a Boomers belly from Left for dead 

AWESOME

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This one run the fastest for me.
I tried a version with knees but it just won't work, their knees were too weak.

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cool!

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Incredible!

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i wanted this creature to run rather than hop, but it started doing this at generation 3, so i'm happy!

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There are two versions of this creature, one where it uses its legs, and this one...where it launches itself using some weird physics glitch that it learned to exploit. Sometimes it cripples itself, other times it lands, rolls onto its "head" and flails its legs in the air to move because logic.

we should call that creature superman ( or man of steel )

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Here's mine. After 400+ generations it kinda stayed moving like that

it makes me think of a dying frog

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Fastest 4 legged runner, I think.. 


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Amazing creature!

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This is my creature I call "Runny Boi" Its pretty simple and does an okay job of running. It has a fitness of about 22% Runny Boi Gif

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I like it! Reminds me of the design of those Boston Dynamics robo dogs

Haha thats what my dad said too!

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Just a simple inspirational creature. 

So simple but one change in dimension or position and its broken.

Do not know match about gif, not sure how to take so many images to convert, sorry.

I created this quick simulation, boosted it beyond reason for no reason just to illustrate.


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I made a tiny square that just rolls around. 4 joins, 4 bones, and 8 muscles!

lol xD

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Hi! i created this big Frog, it likes to jump out of the Frame :)

My fastest creature so far after a few hours playing around 

anyone with a solution to run this crazy pacman?

first emoji in the game ever

this emoji seems to work

look at that weight. imagine that running over you.

it may not kill you but it will hurt

a ghost

wow a ghost

wow a worm everyonehttps://gph.is/2LRtBvn

A giant rocket launcher

this rocket seems to work

it's a gun everyone

it's a gun

my happy emoji creature

my rocket launcher everyone

the book of heaven, made by me,enjoy

some slime creatures(slime monsters) that i have created recently

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At 2000 gen it was still hopping. But when it's 3000 gen, it starts running.

Look at the front foot is contracting to get more distance, and the tail and head are providing balance. It just looks like a real running dog.

It's kinda scary. Are creatures really just a sum of some algorithm?

pls show me how to make it

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I've kinda made a working Pacman. Gonna keep evolving it

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And here's my little square guy

i don't know if this is still a thing but if you get two separate thingies (with like bones and joints stuff) that are only connected by muscles it gets weird.

can anyone tell me how to make a gif

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This spinning wheel creature gets really fast and learns easily. If you don't get a bugged seed, it will outrun nearly any other creature!

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Very minimalist but I love it only 10 gen and he can jump !

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Wow this is an incredible sim. These little guys are efficient. When they were younger they would take great big leaps and cover a lot of distance, and sometimes fall over. But their training eventually taught them to take smaller more reliable strides. I think the same thing happened to me.

My little creations

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Thats so cute! All my tries with more than 4 legs ended so badly ( n ,-  v-)n 

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This game is becoming my obsession XDDD
I also didn't think the last 2 would work so well!