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Evol is a virtual machine or emulator designed to be a "holding pen" for self-replicating programs written in a custom RISC-based assembly language. These programs evolve through random point and line mutations (analogous to interstellar radiation and genetic crossover, respectively) and periodic fitness-based cullings.

Like Avida, Evol was inspired by Thomas Ray's Tierra alife simulator.

Current Evol files

Screen captures and other output

Diagrams and documentation