Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Computer Game, Spore, Takes Cues From Evolutionary Biology - NYTimes.com
Just an article on games and scince, but we'll pass it on here.
Unlike the typical shoot-them-till-they’re-all-dead video game, Spore was strongly influenced by science, and in particular by evolutionary biology. Mr. Wright will appear in a documentary next Tuesday on the National Geographic Channel, sharing his new game with leading evolutionary biologists and talking with them about the evolution of complex life.Evolutionary biologists like Dr. Near and Dr. Prum, who have had a chance to try the game, like it a great deal.
Here's the Spore Website. And, a long Wikipedia article.

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