We recently covered a very interesting looking indie game in one of our Indie Roundup articles called, Pine. The game is early in-development, but the development team has made some great progress over the past 12 weeks.

The developer of Pine, Twirlbound, are working to create an innovative AI system that evolves and adapts to how the player plays the game. Not much has been revealed about the title as of yet as it’s still very early in-development. We do know that the title is a third person action adventure title, but outside of that not much else has been revealed.

About a year ago the rather ambitious idea arose to build a game about evolution – thematically, mechanically and visually. It was immediately clear that our main challenge lay not in building a fun game, but in bringing such a high-level concept to entertaining gameplay, in whatever form.

The first concretization came from a mechanical implementation of adapting/evolving enemy behavior, something our programmer Marc had been working on for half a year as a research project. Those techniques somewhat resembled what is being used in fighting games to track your moves and to let the system form patterns, but we wanted to go deeper. We specifically wanted our game to be something more than combat – something of an adventure.

However, the developers released a very cool video today showing off their work over the past 12 weeks. Check it out below and stay tuned for future updates on Pine in the future as we’re currently in talks with the developers to get something set-up.

No release date or platforms have been announced for Pine as of yet.

Nick Calandra
OnlySP founder and former site owner.

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