I have been busy tonight implementing more genes. Many of the primordial genes are setup and linked so that they may evolve. Additionally many of the early life genes are complete as well from when we had evolving plants early in the simulation. These genes are however no yet link up in the gene hierarchy, and can’t evolve in game.
I have attached a schematic of the gene hierarchy showing most genes and many of the links. Not all links are currently represented as they would clutter the tree. Currently implemented genes have black boarders while ones in progress have green.
The current goals with the tree are to implement genes that allow for aggressive behavior as well as those that allow for photosynthesis. After that we will focus on genes necessary for survival on land and more advanced body parts and behaviors