PixureSaver

0.8.1 11 Apr 2007

A textured screensaver powered by an image-generation algorithm.

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Developer website: Old Jewel Software

PixureSaver is a screensaver that shows the power of genetic algorithms to accomplish trivial tasks. In particular, PixureSaver will show an approximation of the real appearance of an image, and will gradually over time produce better and better approximations of that image. This is done via a simple genetic algorithm that involves an artificial organism called a Pixure (Pixel Creature). A pixel creature is an organism that can reproduce, can compete with its neighbors, and can display a color. Over time, Pixures compete to become better at approximating the image they're supposed to represent, so what started out as static slowly starts to look like something more interesting.

What's New

Version 0.8.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Details

Downloads
1,856
Version Downloads
142
Type
Utilities / Screen Savers
License
Free
Date
11 Apr 2007
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
Free