In about 2011 I created the "evolution game" I ran it on the giant in the playground forum, then it got big on 4chan's /tg/, I brought it to reddit, and I made my own 8chan board. Basically it's a co-operative world building game where players take another user's creature and edit it - making it something new. These games are amazing when they're going and people are participating, but they die out fast! People lose interest, life gets in the way, etc. Eventually it all falls by the wayside and I'm stuck with yet another dead project.
So I decided to do something different. I'm going to run this game myself and be the only player. It's a nice creative exercise and I may get a nice world out of it in the end. This world does not take itself seriously at all. The creatures aren't well drawn, or thought through, or even make any biological sense. This whole thing is much more right-brained and at the end I may put a little polish on it. Until then, I'm just going to have some fun with it.
Let's begin with the 3 creatures on this blank-slate of a world.
Spoon-deer - This carnivorous quadruped has a spoon-like head used for echo-location. It generates electricity via it's "antlers" and uses this as a primary hunting tool. When a prey is killed, it's tongue is exposed to feed on the corpse.
Fat-hopper - A small arthropod. Herbivorous. Only unique trait is its hopping legs. Aside from this, it is quite slow.
Leaf-eye - not quite plant, not quite animal. It is a producer, gathering energy photosynthetically. It forms large mats of inter-connected plants, all shooting off one another. These long stems can shuttle water/nutrients to plants that may need it more. They do possess a small eye, but the need for such an appendage remains unclear. There is no soil, so they have rhizomes that cling to rocks.
Eye-Branch - The Leaf-eye splits into a new creature. It forms large thick-trunked mini forests that spread through the land - providing shade and allowing soil to form. They do produce less "suckers", but even though their growth is slow, predation falls due to height and durability.
Vine-Creep - Another off-shoot of the Leaf-eye. This one is more independent and can scoot along the ground via prehensile rhizomes. This adaptation doesn't benefit it massively at this time, but it can move if the current location becomes too dry or unsafe.
That's all for now, until next time.