This weekend I mostly spent at MAGWest, which was a lot of fun. Great music, panels, and fun. A highlight for me was probably discovering the game Vilmonic, which I found absolutely fascinating. I’ve already clocked up several hours on it, just this weekend. It is based on some of the central tenets of ecology and evolution, and you can get a lot of interesting emergent things out of it. For example, if your critters evolve certain traits that let them propagate out of control, then your ecosystem can quickly end up in an evolutionary “arms race” with the end result being totally interesting and unexpected! Weird things have happened. Or you could get, like, a mass extinction event. Can’t rule that out.
It is still in early release, but you absolutely should buy it. It is spectacular.