Automata Free

Automata Free


Design creatures and set them loose in a virtual world to compete for resources against other creatures. Succeed by maintaining a delicate balance of creatures and resources, or set up a population bomb that wipes out everything!

Creatures have attributes based on the color of the cells used to create them.

- Red: The creature will move faster.
- Green: The creature will live longer.
- Blue: The creature can search farther away for food.

After each cell in the creature has eaten food of its color, it will reproduce.

Create a creature by adding cells to the species creator at the bottom of the screen. Tap to add a cell, tap again to change the color of that cell, tap and hold to remove a cell. Try to maintain a balance between your creatures by controlling their evolution so no single food type gets overeaten. If you're successful, the ecosystem will last. If not, all your creatures will go extinct!

This is a fun and classic resource-management and population dynamics simulation, but far simpler in execution than e.g. Simcity, The Sims, Cafeteria Nipponica, or other Kairosoft games. The focus is more on the emergent behavior borne of subtleties in how you design your creatures and how they play off each other. So it is ea sy to learn, difficult to master. Also, while the look-and-feel might remind you of Minesweeper, Tetris, Bejeweled, Drop7 by Zynga, Zookeeper, etc. (because of the grid), it is nothing like those games which are more action-oriented.

The free version comes with the first tutorial level.

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About Automata Free
Design creatures and set them loose in a virtual world to compete for resources against other creatures. Succeed by maintaining a delicate balance of creatures and resources, or set up a population bomb that wipes out everything!

Creatures have attributes based on the color of the cells used to create them.

- Red: The creature will move faster.
- Green: The creature will live longer.
- Blue: The creature can search farther away for food.

After each cell in the creature has eaten food of its color, it will reproduce.

Create a creature by adding cells to the species creator at the bottom of the screen. Tap to add a cell, tap again to change the color of that cell, tap and hold to remove a cell. Try to maintain a balance between your creatures by controlling their evolution so no single food type gets overeaten. If you're successful, the ecosystem will last. If not, all your creatures will go extinct!

This is a fun and classic resource-management and population dynamics simulation, but far simpler in execution than e.g. Simcity, The Sims, Cafeteria Nipponica, or other Kairosoft games. The focus is more on the emergent behavior borne of subtleties in how you design your creatures and how they play off each other. So it is ea sy to learn, difficult to master. Also, while the look-and-feel might remind you of Minesweeper, Tetris, Bejeweled, Drop7 by Zynga, Zookeeper, etc. (because of the grid), it is nothing like those games which are more action-oriented.

The free version comes with the first tutorial level.

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A Google User
Feb 1, 2014
Good Would be much better if it was full game but with ads every so often
A Google User
Dec 15, 2013
Great Great app! I really like this game. If you could just fix save, ill play it more.
A Google User
Nov 7, 2013
Simply Beautiful. The 4 species I created ran for more than a day but I had to do something on my phone so I had to let go of the 7M score. I wish it could have a notification icon so it wouldn't die when I'm doing something else. A more detailed explanation of how the squares get created would help me design a better species. Good job!
A Google User
Apr 3, 2012
Lots of depth The game may appear simple, however, there is a ton of depth here. Highly recommended.
A Google User
Apr 3, 2012
Lots of depth The game may appear simple, however, there is a ton of depth here. Highly recommended.