Collect 'Em All!
January 30, 2011 6:48 AM   Subscribe

This is a game about breeding flowers. Each flower's traits are determined by its genes. Pick two flowers and their genes combine to create new variations. There is no aim in this game... Feel free to set yourself one. -- Rare Breeds: Petunia. (Flash.)

More little games on bobblebrook.
posted by Gator (44 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Enjoyable for the bird twittering alone. Made me really miss summer.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 7:10 AM on January 30, 2011


Gentle and enjoyable. The wallpaper generation is pleasantly simple - after a few minutes I had something that reminded me of my old Japanese brush painting lessons of orchids crossbred with stemmed origami cranes and pink shells.
posted by Mizu at 7:22 AM on January 30, 2011


My Garden's Infested With Pacmans
posted by Mizu at 7:44 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


It took me 12 generations to create horrible looking plants. I need to start over.
posted by acrasis at 7:50 AM on January 30, 2011


this was quite pleasant
posted by lakersfan1222 at 8:35 AM on January 30, 2011


This reminds me of Plant Tycoon.

I like Coign of vantage. You have to rotate pictures until they fit. Not as easy as it sounds.
posted by Solomon at 8:56 AM on January 30, 2011


I made super stripy seashells!
posted by Tapioca at 9:00 AM on January 30, 2011


I managed to make a bizarre half-round half-hexagonal flower, and then started over and managed to get a bright red flower that looks like a radiation warning. Whee.
posted by cobaltnine at 9:03 AM on January 30, 2011


Now I just need to dry and cure my flowers.
posted by longsleeves at 9:21 AM on January 30, 2011


I got a black delta shaped flower. Who knew that the first Stealth planes were grown in a garden?

Very fun, thanks.
posted by Hactar at 9:22 AM on January 30, 2011


If you drag your flour to the doctor dish in the right hand corner you generate a code that can be copy/pasted to share your designs.

This is my stripy try at a complete circle that despite dozens of generations I can't get rid of the wedge at the bottom:
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posted by Mitheral at 9:25 AM on January 30, 2011


Very pleasant.
posted by OmieWise at 9:49 AM on January 30, 2011


Behold my armada of genetically-engineered space fighters.

I am such a guy sometimes.
posted by NMcCoy at 10:00 AM on January 30, 2011


Nice
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:01 AM on January 30, 2011


I managed to breed some perfectly round flowers. I was going for shape, not color, so they look like sad little cocktail umbrellas. It's so nice to know my inability to get along with plants even happens when they're computer generated.
posted by cmyk at 10:06 AM on January 30, 2011


New flowers are growing. Please wait ;p
posted by infini at 10:32 AM on January 30, 2011


I made a square
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posted by rubah at 10:41 AM on January 30, 2011


Also, perfectly round
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posted by rubah at 10:42 AM on January 30, 2011


Very enjoyable.

I was able to make one with nice color oscillations.
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posted by Th_ at 10:52 AM on January 30, 2011


My invisible triumph:

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posted by zamboni at 10:53 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I made a squid!

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posted by pemberkins at 10:55 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Some day, far into the cyberfuture, this page will pop up in a search and people will either go a) huh? or b) run a competition to break the hieroglyphic code
posted by infini at 11:00 AM on January 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


and if it's the Flower People, they'll wonder why ancient bipeds were making porn for them
posted by jtron at 11:52 AM on January 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Pleasant and soothing. I enjoyed being my own genetic algorithm.
posted by Quietgal at 12:10 PM on January 30, 2011


I had pretty good results with pairing "ugly" plants that had one interesting feature with "pretty" plants that had all of the stuff I'd been selectively choosing in the previous generations. At least one of the children always seems to have a good mix of the interesting ugly features, and the more pleasing pretty features.
posted by codacorolla at 12:21 PM on January 30, 2011


I specifically went with the droopiest, saddest, tiniest white flower from my initial few bunches, with the intent of creating a perfectly circular mandala out of it... SO CLOSE:

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posted by synaesthetichaze at 12:27 PM on January 30, 2011


Not a good model organism. High mutation rate makes it too difficult to create a stable inbred line. Mendel would not approve.
posted by maryr at 12:34 PM on January 30, 2011


This is a good time.
posted by box at 12:35 PM on January 30, 2011


A creepy eye:

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posted by motty at 12:38 PM on January 30, 2011


I have yet to successfully breed one that devours its neighbors and the gardener.
posted by zippy at 1:10 PM on January 30, 2011


Listen (Shhhhhhh) to what the flower people say (Ahhhh-aaaahh-aahh-aahh-aahh)
Listen, it's getting truer every day...

(Ahhhhhhhhhhh)
posted by Chichibio at 1:44 PM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I entered in the content of this FPP as the genetic code and it made a nautilus shell. I'd post the code, but it's already right there at the top of the page.
posted by ErWenn at 3:47 PM on January 30, 2011


I made a diamond!

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posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 3:47 PM on January 30, 2011


Nevermind. That's what it gives you for anything that's not properly formatted.

Proper format is three hexadecimal numbers separated by x's.

I was able to get some nice snowflakes by munging up some random text and forcing it into the right format:

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Hey, I found a use for the ability to make text so small you can't read it!
posted by ErWenn at 4:01 PM on January 30, 2011


Also, dandelion clock:

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posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:05 PM on January 30, 2011


My genetic instincts here are to backcross and get inbred lines, which doesn't seem to be quite the most satisfying way of interacting with this game. sigh, I really don't know how to have fun.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 4:48 PM on January 30, 2011


I've been trying to make green for a while, but I'm having limited success.
posted by pemberkins at 4:55 PM on January 30, 2011


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posted by lakersfan1222 at 5:36 PM on January 30, 2011


Pick the perfect bouquet for your nihilist lover this Valentine's day:

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posted by zylocomotion at 5:43 PM on January 30, 2011


Doh! Beaten by zamboni. Missed his on first scan.
posted by zylocomotion at 5:47 PM on January 30, 2011


success! zoidbergs!
posted by tehloki at 12:24 AM on January 31, 2011


delicate grey-green cocktail umbrellas
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posted by Mizu at 5:24 AM on January 31, 2011


I played it in good faith for a bit, and then my inner 12-year-old got the best of me: I made a moon garden.

lol butts
posted by Gordafarin at 12:37 PM on January 31, 2011


*****!

and after that, I got some cool purple stripes.
posted by Gordafarin at 12:57 PM on January 31, 2011


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