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Biogenesis 0.8 available

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. It is a visual and intuitive demonstration of ideas like mutation, evolution or photosynthesis and can be also enjoyed as an entertainment.

In version 0.8 there are a few improvement, such as better file management, keys
to start and pause the game without using the menu, and the possibility to import
genetic codes directly into the laboratory. Moreover, in this release, and thanks
to Florian Haag, we have now the missing icons we needed to complete the toolbar.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2010-12-20

Biogenesis 0.7 available

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. It is a visual and intuitive demonstration of ideas like mutation, evolution or photosynthesis and can be also enjoyed as an entertainment.

In version 0.7, there can appear many more different organisms, since now they can have any symmetry value, from 1 to 8. Moreover, now it's much easier to edit genetic codes at the laboratory: you will how the organism will be while you are editing it. See the changelog file for the complete list of improvements.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2010-04-03

Biogenesis 0.5 released

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. It is a visual and intuitive demonstration of ideas like mutation, evolution or photosynthesis and can be also enjoyed as an entertainment.

Version 0.5 increase last version speed by using OpenGL where available, has new network capabilities, and include new tool bars to access most used commands easily. See the changelog file for the complete list of improvements.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2007-10-21

New forums

Biogenesis has now a new phpbb powered forum (http://biogenesis.sourceforge.net/forum/). We encourage all Biogenesis users and collaborators to participate in it in order to improve the project and to create a Biogenesis community seed.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2007-05-19

Biogenesis 0.4 released

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. It is a visual and intuitive demonstration of ideas like mutation, evolution or photosynthesis and can be also enjoyed as an entertainment.

Version 0.4 includes a complete Spanish translation, a new genetic laboratory to modify genetic codes, some more options to control even more your world (change the amount of carbon dioxide, take a photo of an organism...), the option of saving genetic codes in XML format and an increased execution speed. This version can also act as an applet.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-10-29

Web page Catalan translation

Biogenesis web page is now available in Catalan.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-10-17

Web page Spanish translation

Biogenesis web page is now available in Spanish. This is a previous step to the release of the first program version that will support this language.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-08-29

Web page created

Biogenesis has its own web page at last! You can find it at http://biogenesis.sourceforge.net .

The Biogenesis user manual, a web demonstration of the program or a gallery of the most impressing organisms are some examples of what can be found in it.

This page uses a modified version of the Darkness css template created by Organic Shadows. The artwork was created by Ananda Daydream, to whom I'm very grateful. And the hosting is provided by SourceForge.net.

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-07-16

Biogenesis 0.3 released

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. It is a visual and intuitive demonstration of ideas like mutation, evolution or photosynthesis and can be also enjoyed as an entertainment.

This version of Biogenesis includes many new features: complete English translation, a lot of new user interaction with the world (you can clone organisms, save them to a file and restore them in another world, kill or revive them and many more options), a much more realistic form to treat metabolisms (respiration and photosynthesis use the real chemical reactions), a first approximation to the oxygen and carbon cycles and much better population stability (because the amount of carbon in the world acts as a limiting factor).

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-06-23

Biogenesis 0.2.1 released

Biogenesis 0.2.1 is the first version of Biogeneis that is made publicly available. This release includes fully functional organisms that can grow, reproduce, mutate and evolve. It has a lot of parameters that can be changed, full documentation and it's quite stable. This release comes only in the Catalan language.

Biogenesis simulates the processes involved in the evolution of unicellular organisms. Organisms are represented through different color segments. Each color has it's own meaning and it's easy to know what an organism can do only by looking at it.... read more

Posted by Joan Queralt 2006-05-17