An unusual genetic engineering
simulation video game from Maxis
(not entirely unlike their similarly-nebulous but more immediately-grokkable SimLife
) where you manipulate variations in speed, strength, stamina, vision and fighting, eating and mating behaviors in artificial life-forms known as Theroid
s, hand-tuning mutation
rates and directing the successful generations against their less-successful brethren.
Like many simulations, very abstract as a 'game', but supportive of hundreds of hours of high-level tinkering, figuring out how to work the engine of these simple creatures.