Butterfly Mimicry Game

*The studio that led this project is now called Then Try This - you may find more up to date information on the Butterfly Mimicry game on their new website*

How do butterfly wing patterns evolve? The Heliconius Butterfly Wing Pattern Evolver is a game where you take the role of a hungry bird, and drive the evolution of an edible species to mimic the patterns of a toxic species. The game is based on genetic models used by the researchers at Cambridge University and was commisioned for use at the 2014 Royal Society Summer Exhibition in London.

The source code is here, using WebGL via the browser version of fluxus.