Biome is a turn-based strategy game for two players based on Conway's Game of Life.
The game is played on a grid with empty spaces (white tiles) and blooming spaces (green tiles). Each player controls a set of geomancers (red/blue circles) that can manipulate the terrain around them.
If a geomancer is standing on a tile when it blooms, the geomancer goes "KABLOOM!" and is removed from the game. You win by eliminating all of your opponent's geomancers.
- Click on a geomancer unit to select it.
- Use the arrow keys (or WASD) to move a selected unit. Each unit can only move a limited number of spaces per turn.
- After you have moved a unit, click on the highlighted tiles to flip them. Each unit can only flip a limited number of tiles per turn.
- While moving a unit, click outside the grid to end the movement phase early and switch into flipping mode.
- Deselect all units and click outside the grid to end your turn early.
- At the beginning of your turn, all your units will level up. A unit's current level is indicated by the number of dots on it.
- A unit's level determines the number of tiles it can move, and its range of influence.
- A unit can only flip tiles within its range of influence, and it *can't* flip tiles that are inside the range of an enemy unit.
- At the end of each turn, the "Game of Life" rules will be applied to the grid X times, where X is equal to the combined levels of all units in the game. See the next section for details.
- Green tiles block movement, and can be used to create walls.
- The tiles with a tiny dot in the middle are spawners. To capture a spawner, it must be within range of one of your units and *not* inside the range of any enemy units.
- At the beginning of each turn, a spawner will generate a new unit for the player that controls it. Spawners will not generate a unit if they are occupied or blooming.
[Game of Life Rules]
- An empty tile will only bloom if exactly 3 of its neighboring tiles are blooming.
- A blooming tile will only remain in bloom if 2 or 3 of its neighboring tiles are blooming.
[Game of Life Reference]
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