Mitosis Demo Description:
Although evolution sounds like a pretty straightforward process, itís anything but that, since a lot of it is based on chance. Organisms tend to evolve in order to keep up with their environment, but sometimes mutations appear by chance, and they are perpetuated because they just so happen to be useful in some way. Nature may know what itís doing most of the time, but thereís always a random element to it as well. Mitosis is a very interesting project, and the idea behind it is not as complex as you might think. In a nutshell, this is a sandbox game in which your task is to grow cells and manipulate the environment around them in order to induce certain traits or mutations. Just like in nature, on the other hand, these mutations are not always predictable, so your plans might not work as intended. In fact, the whole game uses machine learning algorithms to generate mutations, which is a lot closer to nature than your typical conditional programming. As such, the cells under your supervision evolve according to a complex set of rules, making every experience unique. Obviously, there are some things you can predict or at least expect, but there are certainly no scripts that force you onto a specific path.