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Thetaball
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:45:15 pm »


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Thetaball is an authentic digital sport with challenging, physics-based gameplay and lifelike AI. Each of the game's 256 robotic players is a distinct individual, created by a process of simulated evolution; because the bots have co-evolved within a complex physical environment -- both cooperating with and competing against one another -- their behaviors are diverse, robust, and lifelike. The end result is a game with all the challenge and re-playability of a real-world sport.

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Generator is a specialized 2D game engine based on Evolutionary Robotics, a technique for the automated creation of simulated robots. The engine provides a C++ framework for generating populations of such robots and deploying them in a completed game. It also includes a heavily optimized, glitch-free physics module for simulating the environments in which the robots interact and evolve. Thetaball is the first game built on the Generator engine; more are planned.

More info here : https://store.steampowered.com/app/770660/Thetaball/

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Re: Thetaball
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 08:18:33 pm »
I was imagining a halo-like world with realistic environments, realistic distinct (as you said) looking people running around that evolved through mating, with realistic actions and thinking. A new type of sport. Then I click the image and am like O.O

It's just a flat, 2D black background with some disk that move around.
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Re: Thetaball
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 08:32:07 pm »
Well, I'm sorry it didn't live up to what you imagined.

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Re: Thetaball
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 01:45:57 pm »
It's a form of digital soccer or Futbol and appears very smooth and nicely done. Nice find Freddy!
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