Bosnobo: Primate Change

Entrant 2013

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab


In a frigid snowy wasteland in another world, lives a unique creature, the bosnobo. Faced with the icy cold and dangerous predators, they must learn how to survive. Thanks to their unique intelligence, they are capable of learning skills and behaviors from one another. You are tasked with guiding their learning and directing their behaviors to help them survive against all odds.

In Bosnobo: Primate Change, your bosnobos are thinking agents capable of learning from each other. Learning can be a random process, or forced by assigning a bosnobo as a teacher. By controlling the learning of your bosnobos and the priority in which they perform behaviors, all sorts of interesting outcomes could emerge, allowing for a wide variety of player strategies.