THE SAPLING

A game about life and evolution



ABOUT THE GAME

The Sapling is a short simulation game where you design your own plants and animals, and put them in a world together. Or you turn on random mutations, and see what evolution does to your ecosystem!

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Latest devlog

Optimization: what I did to make the game 300 times faster

A major point of feedback for evolution simulator The Sapling is that the players wanted larger levels. To make this possible, I spent three months optimizing the underlying game engine. This article is an in-depth explanation of one of the main insights I had. There are several interactive simulations you can play with in your browser to get a dee... [read more]

Tuesday 03 November 2020

PLAYER CREATED CONTENT

The Sapling was set up in such a way that it can easily be extended by players, and material from the game can easily be repurposed for your own creations.