Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures we have no timed articles and no paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through Paypal, Flattr and Liberapay!

Design your own plants and animals in the casual sim The Sapling

Posted by , | Views: 8,984

Releasing with Linux support in December, The Sapling looks like a nice casual sim where you design your own plants and animals.

Probably one of the most difficult types of games to get right, many have attempted some sort of evolution sim and it's always great to see more. Take a look at some early footage below:

YouTube Thumbnail
YouTube videos require cookies, you must accept their cookies to view. View cookie preferences.
Accept Cookies & Show   Direct Link

Feature Highlight:

  • Design plants and animals.
  • Fast-forward time to and watch the ecosystem work like a charm or slowly fall apart
  • A sandbox mode where you can skip time and turn on random mutation, allowing true evolution.
  • An instinct system where you can specify what an animal should do when it hears or sees something.
  • A procedural animation system so any animal can perform any animation.
  • Procedural music mixed on the fly.
  • Everything set up to be easily extended by players.

The developer, Wessel Stoop, said they just wanted to play a simple sim where you build your own plants and animals. After the 2008 title Spore was released and didn't quite fit what they wanted, they decided to make one themselves and so The Sapling was born.

You can wishlist and follow on itch.io and Steam, releasing on December 12.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
1 Likes, Who?
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG, Humble Store and Paradox Interactive. See more information here.
About the author -
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
Tiedemann 11 November 2019 at 4:56 pm UTC
View PC info
  • Supporter
Looks cool. Reminds me of Spore.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on Patreon, Liberapay or Paypal. We have no adverts, no paywalls, no timed exclusive articles. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!

You need to Register and Login to comment, submit articles and more.


Or login with...

Livestreams & Videos
Community Livestreams
See more!
Popular this week
View by Category
Contact
Latest Comments
Latest Forum Posts