After another hiatus, we will be returning to Moon World Janus once more fellow creators. The goal of this game/quest series is to see how far the evolution of these critters can go, and to make a thriving ecosystem of creatures and aberrations.As GM, I'll do my best to actively work on phylogeny charts to track the evolutions, and also make random events for the world to drive evolution down new paths. Since I've done this a few times now, and taken the time to observe/lurk on other EvoGames, I've picked up a few new tricks to keep everything organized and streamline too. Also don't worry, we'll be returning to Rieina post-extinction event, next thread.How to play:• Open an image of a species in MS Paint, or your editor of choice• Make one evolutionary change to that species• Save as .PNG!• Post your new species in the thread with a description of what evolution you've added and why.• Details indicating what the generation of your species is important. Please indicate. (Base Organisms are Generation 0)• Details regarding a creatures size or name are encouraged, but not required.• Nothing too outlandish. Anything silly or derailing will not be considered a canon species 95% of the time.Notes:• Unless stated explicitly, no species ever goes extinct. Old species can still evolve, even if they're not on the latest "chain"• Try to make your evolutions gradual and realistic in biological standards.• Everyday I'll add an update Phylogeny Chart to track changes. These take awhile, so please be patient.• Expect a Random World Event in order to drive new and wonderful evolutions.• There will be no Mass Extinction Event for this era, but this will be the final era the Base Organisms are available for evolution• When this thread reaches its endpoint, we will be switching back over to Moon World Janus. • Have funNew to the Game?:• Don't be shy. If you have an idea for an organism and want to spend the time making it, please by all means do so. • We also have a Discord to keep you up to date on EvoGame stuff, and chat with other folks. https://discord.gg/kk8eJgJ• I will be making an Imgur Gallery for this EvoGame in the near future (ETA 1-2 weeks) Till then use the Dossier PDF provided for any details you need on organisms we're using.• There is a Blank Template that you can use to make any organisms you wish to make for this game below.• Just a note, while it doesn't matter how intertwined your organism is with the rest of ecosystem, the more dependent it is on the existence of other creatures, the more potential your organism has to survive.The Description of the present Moon World Janus, Setting, and more will be posted in supplementary posts.Previous Thread for Janus: Janus Part 2 >>980099Previous Thread for Rienia: Rienia Part 2>>1034440
>>1091300Alright so posted in the OP Post is the playable organisms that you can use for evolutionary purposes in this thread. Got a nice little dossier of info for each of them.Present Setting: We return to Janus at the start of the new Magedivatian Era, just a few million years after the mass extinction that destroyed 90% of all life. A burst of radiation destroyed nearly all life living close to the surface and shallow waters of Janus. Mat Algea miraculously survived this event, and with no competition or predators, began to spread across the barren lands, tilling soil for future terrestrial life. The seas have also gained a metallic sheen, due to the death of so many organisms that contained pure metals in their bodies that broke down into particulates in the water. With so many niches in the world ecosystems left open, and new opportunites awaiting on the land, life may once more explodes across Janus.--Organism Advancement--> Plant Organisms may be as large as the size 11 increment as stated below.> Animal Organisms may be as large as the size 10 increment as stated below.> Plants and Animals may now evolve on land, though animals will need a method of breathing.> Silicates, Calcium, and rich quantities of Iron, Copper, Zinc, and other metals are present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolutions if desired.--Size Increments--• Size 1: Sugar Ant (0.1 - 1 cm)• Size 2: Bumblebee (1.01 - 2.5 cm)• Size 3: Mosquitofish (2.5 - 5 cm)• Size 4: Poison Dart Frog (5 - 10 cm)• Size 5: Giant Water Bug (11 - 20 cm)• Size 6: Birdwing Butterfly (21 - 35 cm)• Size 7: Horseshoe Crab (35 - 70 cm)• Size 8: Australian Trumpet Snail (71 - 100 cm)• Size 9: Japanese Giant Salamander (100 - 150 cm)• Size 10: Aldabra Giant Tortoise (150 - 200 cm)• Size 11: Leatherback Sea Turtle (2.01 - 2.5 m)• Size 12: Mekong Giant Catfish (2.5 - 3 m)• Size 13: Giant Pacific Octopus (3 - 4 m)• Size 14: Ocean Sunfish (4.1 - 4.6 m)• Size 15: Tiger Shark (4.6 - 5.2 m)• Size 16: White Sturgeon (5.2 - 5.8 m)• Size 17: African Elephant (5.8 - 6.5 m)• Size 18: Great White Shark (6.5 - 8 m)• Size 19: Manta Ray (8.1 - 9 m)• Size 20: Porites Coral Reef Colony (9 - 10.5 m)• Size 21: Whale Shark (10.5 - 12 m)• Size 22: Gigantosaurus (12 - 16 m)• Size 23: Blue Whale (16.1 - 22 m)• Size 24: Brachiosaurus (22.1 - 30 m)• Size 25: Smaug, The Desolater (30m+)
Starting Organisms in a usable format for everyone.
And last but not least, a blank template for putting your new organisms into. Now that's it from me. I'm gonna retreat into the oblivion again.I'll be back with a Phylogeny Chart in the near future.
damn, that event really did a number on the plants.
>>1091300The base algae becomes larger and begins filling the inside with hardened spores. When it is eaten, the spores will travel through the herbivores digestive system and be released covered in nutrients.
>>1091300The Bead-body Algetta develops small computational nodes on each cell, taking over a part of the functions previously done by the nuclei. The nodes are more efficient at managing cells than nuclei, letting the plant grow larger.
>>1091300Wow. I thought I had done a lot of prep for Left Beyond but you put me to shame. This is really good stuff.
>>1091300the blood algea develops decoy strands of DNA much larger then its own rather simple DNA mimicking the creature its part off. it does this by sampling the DNA of the creature its insides DNA and mimicking the gene structure to create decoy strands of it using a a pair of long strands of protein that it creates in its body.this makes it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of the body to the creatures immune system, allowing it to remain virtually undetected
>>1091336The brown organism grows in size, and develops a hardened shell. Algea begins to grow on it, and it becomes Algea Conch.
>>1091300The hind supports of the Caldroo grow longer and stronger allowing them to better support their weight on them. At the same time their front flippers detach from the body-wide fin and grow stronger. The fin now terminates at the hind protrusions (which may provide it with less surface area but does provide it with more strength with which to move the fin).
>>1091310A branch of Caldroo adapts to feed off of the Mat Algae. They get flat, broad horns to scrape the flat, tough plants off of the rocks, and grow hooks similar to the barnicald to help grip the craggy ground and keep from getting swept around by the waves. They still need to return to the water to breath, but can last pretty long when being splashed by waves. They also get bigger to store food and deal with the greater temperature variation on land.Also, I know I have to redraw something at least once a thread, and I'm sorry about that. I just really hate having to work with the blurry/low-res pics :(
>>1091902>>1091885to seperate these two, the land-based one is called the Caldirt.
>land based organisms happenits time
>>1091300as its been waiting its entire evolutionary career for this, the abominable mor-mungus strides onto land with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mByDcrNSV0 playing in the back ground. its mid leg missing, in its place a more powerful back leg, it clambers onto land and begins taking advantage of its almost perfect (for its time) land trundling appendages as it begins too feed on the vulnrable shore dwelling >>1091902 feasting itself to the brim. the age of the land Terra-Mungori has begun.
>>1091336The only really mobile carnivore on Janus is the Kinacopter, and they aren't very good hunters. The base cald grows larger tails and poison tusks, and hunt in packs.
>>1091885The Cladroo's tails grow larger and stronger to provide them with faster movement and they begin developing a rudimentary light spot on the top of their head in an attempt to provide forewarning of attacks from above (which are becoming increasingly common of late)
>>1092059the terra-mungori develops a coat incredibly good at retaining water, allowing it to filter water through its gills allowing it to "breath" on land as long as its coat stays moist. awhile this certainly doesn't solve its lack of lungs to breath air, it allows it to remain on land for much longer periods of time.
>>1091336The Diving Skelker's new large eyes are not enough to handle the dark, and they become even larger. They gain split pupils that can widen to take in all available light.The bioluminescent bacteria migrates to the Skelker's "mustache" and certain spots on the face, providing an eery glow to attract prey. This Skelker is known as a "Rave Skelker".
>>1093503that fucking font <3
>>1091300Twistalgea survived, albeit sparsely, because some dwarf individuals that had managed to grow in shallow crevices, and now had grown back. They had stronger mid-section.
>>1091300Some Twistalgeas, survived in smaller hidden places, and were forced to be smaller, and grew almost by creating another buds, as its reproduction are mostly done internally. The plant just grew sideways
>>1091300The kinda develop stronger and sturdier pole for the copter part. To keep up with the movements, trheir eyes also returned
>>1091300Ab Gnommer slowly changes it shape to one of the tested and true shape in the seafloor of open ocean, just like those deep sea tube animals that dies
>>1091300Sometimes you dont need anything fancy. Just.. be out there, see 90% of everythign dies, and live freely because nobody is there to eat you in the shallows. Caldao is a strain of cald that lived in a pretty desolate area, and can grew bigge rwhen theres no predator around.
>>1092106It bulks up. You need mass to take down those bigger animals, you know?
>>1091300With the decrease in herbivores,some Lantea spores or whatever they release to multiply, managed to reach shallower waters, which is still deep, like the open ocean or something. They retain back their colors, as the animals now live in uneven terrain, like vines.
>>1091300>A descendent of the Algea Lantern, the Lantea has adapted to life on the deep seafloor, even in regions where nutrients is very scarce. The Lantea sacrifices its mass as long as the glowing parts of its body stays alight. To help evenitself in the water, the "cap" of each "lantern" enlarges itself to balance the stem in the water, and with minerials in the water, the inside of the "cap" has shiny properties that doubles up the light of each lanterns.The current Algea balanced itslef even more by growing its lantern in tandem. It also develop stronger stalk due to natural selection. The calamity that happens in the upper sea really swirls up the life at the depths, as even many organism perished when their stagnant life were suddenly rocked up by the destruction above.
>>1091350What initially looked like an extraordinary jump in size, were actually a multicellullar plant organism that is usually eaten in small snippets by the others. Each parts had equal chance to grew back into another Speckled after the primitive digestion system of the animals.
>>1092819Better sensors, including eyes, antennaes, andthe movable, piercing trunk are longer.
>>1092868The Terra-Mungori further adapts to it's new environment. The surface is much hotter during the day than the ocean was, so it loses fur. To breath, the gills grow out further from it's body, and develop "ruffles" to increase the surface area. It also gets better camouflage, and loses the echolocation because A. air is too thin to carry sound well and B. Caldirt can't really hide or run away.
>>1091300The Ab Chomper now protects it's eggs by holding them in it's claw-tongue.
>>1091468The Bead-Body Algetta evolves a "cape" that both lets it absorb more sunlight and gives it more lift when swimming.
>>1091300The mouths of the Weird Mouthed Twizzler grow yet weirder, expanding both up and down the slope of their face that leads to the frontal spike, giving them more mouth with which to eat things. Additionally they get a little bigger
>>1095330It wirdly shaped head were once an adaptaion to obtain an extince type of algea. Now they are gone, the shape became more generealized, using its chin to the algea into its mouth, some darker corners of its lips can be used to hold the plant while speeding away
>>1091300The Baranacald grow larger and develop several light sensitive spots on their fins to further aid them in the sensing of stuff
>>1094713On the seafloor, the water pressure is extremely high. With such a spindly trunk, the Lantea could not survive without adapting.It grew shorter and thicker to better handle the water pressure, and grew thick roots to grip the seafloor tightly.
>>1094664The Caldranha's antennae, vital for sensing prey, have a new use now that they hunt in packs. They develop greatly so that the newly renamed Calatfish can "see" exactly where its packmates are.
>>1096661forgot to update gen number
>>1096670Better fins to swim with, as packs that can keep up the speed of larger prey can survive better
>>1091777The brown organism that the algea hijack is actually a Barnacald. Over some generation of evolutionary deadends, eventually they reach a specimen that can reproduce without defects. The algea are a special brand that only stays in this species. They are not that acute as a Barnacald, but they are found in more sunny shallower region
Great Mosrok managed to survive the disaster before just because of its size and resilience. However, years after the blast prove to be changing the surrounding in a lot of ways, that urges the G.Mosrok to be on the move, no matter how slow. The plant then slowly develop stubbier roots that were more reliable in locomotion instead of the spindly ones.
>>1091300Diving Skelkers grow larger and begin to develop a knobbly, calcified shell on the top and sides of their head. This shell both protects them from smaller predators and allows them to stun larger predators by crashing into them at high speed and temporarily stunning them.
>>1091300The Twizzler Kina develops even more muscular protrusions in it's internal structure, which makes it less reliant on water intake when soinning the drill.
would participate but all of my dudes are dead so meh
>>1094972The Bead-body Algetta develops more "cape" leaves, making itself even more efficient at photosynthesis and swimming even better.
>>1091336Finally the Barnacald becomes completely stationary, digging into earth or rock with it's feelers and grasping whatever hard surface there is to hold on to, only the feeling tips of their tentacles remaining relaxed.While they lose the ability to move away quickly, they become more sturdy and less in danger of being snatched out of the water by predators, and great colonies of Barnacald cluster up in suitable regions.
>>1098349yep, that's a problem with these kinds of games.
>>1098349Make new creatures? I know it sucks when extinctions happen, especially when its all left up to chance. Doesn't mean you have to leave though.
>>1091336The Floating Omnichomper's eye spot develops a soft muscly tissue over it that can retract and expand, thereby regulating the intensity of light intake. It's sight becomes stronger, but more limited in scope when the tissue contracts, and worse but wider when it relaxes.
>>1096318>>1098452These two species interbreed, creating a hybrid
>>1098558The Omnichomper loses it's fins, as it is too bulky and unstreamlined to really use them, and it mostly eats plants, which don't really run away. Instead, it mostly navigates by regulating it's buoyancy to catch currents, saving a ton of energy.
>>1097468The Barnaconch migrates to the surface, developing structures on it "foot" to exchange oxygen and other gasses in order to breath. With it's muscular foot and tough claws, it can easily clamber around on the rocky ground, and by storing water in it's shell, it can survive farther from the water for longer than any other terrestrial species. They climb on land to escape predators, or just to avoid overpopulation. The algae also adapts to an amphibious life.
>>1091678The blood algae, once adapted to live in the digestive system of filter feeder, is having trouble finding hosts. Currently, the only suitable hots are the Weird-Mouther Twizzler, and possibly the Kinacopter. It changes to live in the respiratory system of other organisms, especially favoring the Barnaconch and Terra-Mungori, which have fairly large and exposed gills.With this new lifestyle comes increased immune scrutiny, so they extend their sealthiness to mimicking the antigens on the surface of the host's cells.
>>1098709the omnichomper undergoes a rather dramatic change. It's tongue widens and tenses up, with the 'teeth' prolonging. The prongs of its tongue it can close around, for example the glwoing fruits of the Lantea (which, even after the chomper grows almost tripple in size, are almost as large as it is) and rip them off, draging them into their mouth. Similarely, they can rip Barnacalds off the rocks they cling to and try and digest them whole. There is still no way to breach the shell though.Since the change is so extreme, their name is changed to Omnimunchers.
>>1099299and there is of course a picture
>>1097285The antennae of the Calatfish split into two, moving independently and making what amounts to a "3D" image of feeling
>>1099349Just to be clear: the green things are the tongues, which it uses to coat it's tusks in poison. Evo still stays, obviously, just forgot to add that in my original post.
>>1099435oh right. Well... So.. It's tongue splits. One for each tusk. Misunderstood that though.
>>1099440Nah, it's a great evo, and you really couldn't tell from the pic.
>>1098331well now that the Skelker crashes into its enemies with its head, the eyes move up to see where its going. Additionally,the shell becomes slightely pointed
>>1099612As it is outcompeted by the Rave Skelker in deeper waters, the diving Skelker gradually moves upwards, adapting to a lower-pressure environment. It becomes more transparent and better colored for the open ocean, as well as losing the glowing pods.
>>1099909the filtration hairs of the skelker extend to go all around its body.
>>1098792Some blood algea made their way into the shores of Janus, where they lived off the thriving mat algea. Living inside them in a dormant state until their host dies, when this happens they start devouring it's corpse completly. However what separates the Scavenger Algea from any other parasitic creature living in Janus is the fact that they have an innate ability to turn organic matter into basic nutrients that are also present in the soil.
>>1091300A brach of fractal tungus adapts to hunt Caldirt. It becomes grey, to blend in with rocks on the beaches; with it's mouths closed, it is mostly undetectable. It breathes through the frill around it's foot, and gets all of it's water from the prey it catches. The most important change, however, is that it's stinging cells are replaced by extremely simple eyespots; together, it is able to use these like compound eyes. When it closes it's mouths, it sticks the very tips of its tongues out to see prey.
Alright, op says we can seperate land-based stuff based by range, so I made a shitty diagram of the different "continents" I think life would be able to spread between. This might be made non canon later. Until then I'm going to start choosing places for the existing life to live on, with justifications if possible.
>>1101727Obviously the mat algae lives everywhere, this is more to establish a format for location.
>>1101727Scavenger algae are pretty widespread, but still limited to the Western hemisphere
>>1101727The Caldirt are the farthest-spread terrestrial animal. Continent E is too cold, and the western islands are too far away for them to wash up there by accident.
>>1101727The Tungrey is usually not as good a hunter as the Terra-Mungori, so it is limited to the one part of the Caldirts range they haven't spread to: island G.
>>1101727The Terra-Mungori, inversely, lives in every part of the Caldirt's habitat that is can.
>>1101727Finally, the Barnaconch has only managed to spread between the archipelago of "continent" B. However, they are very successful in their niche, and this chain of islands has much higher populations of Scavenger Algae as a result.It would be nice if people actually used this to keep track of were stuff has spread, and hopefully help drive competition and biodiversity.
>>1094599The large freshwater oceans/lakes on the mainland of continent G were previously inaccessible; however, the spread of terrestrial life meant that some Namelgae buds were able to stick to Caldirt and adapt to this fresh new environment. With almost no restriction to size from competition or herbivores, they were able to remove any limits they had on sideways growth. Individuals are still not very big, but because they reproduce by creating clones inside of themselves, a single "colony" of genetically identical individuals can grow to be several meters across.
>>1094940the terra-mungori develops thrilly extension to its gills. these long thrilly gill extentoins have a single hole in the end that pulls in air using a its internal muscles to make a vacuum effect. these begin to form basic lung like organs, allowing it to live full time on land! terrifying!!at the end of its tingue, its previously bait like appendage grows in size due to its use on land as a sort of spatula/shovel used to life caldirt on there back and dig up barnacalds, this makes it able to hunt much more efficiently, and even allows it to start preying on >>1101435 on on the rare occasions they meet
>>1104512forgot to mention, the tube leads into a diffusoin chamber in which blood diffuses into the blood through tiny holes
here's a HD XL version because I realised you couldn't fucking see the frills before
>>1104657>>1104512so I guess that's a no on the continents?
>>1095514The weird mouthed Twizzlers grow larger and their eyes grow more sensitive. In addition their eyes are now attached to a set of retractable, flexible stalks which allows them to look in most directions. This allows them to more easily detect danger and therefore more easily avoid it
>>1104832the Terra mungori is pretty mush universal, although its most common on the equator
>>1091300The Floating Chomper replaces it's gas bag, since having powerful water jets meant the extra energy and drag wasn't worth a little buoyancy. In its place, they get a muscular organ that is used to help the "mouth" suck in water faster and expel it more powerfully. It also moves its gills to the inside of this organ, in order to avoid contracting Blood Algae.
Hooray for Phylogeny Charts.Can't help but notice a lot of organisms haven't been evolved yet. Hopefully this chart would show everyone where our organisms stand.Also at some point I will try to post a phylogeny that displays the full path of phylogeny.
>>1105998And here's part 2 of the Phylogeny.One more thing, bit of a note to the Janus World Map here >>1091310> All bodies of Freshwater are assuming connected via rivers/streams to either other freshwater lakes, or to the ocean.> You guys can in theory make estuarine organisms or evolve organisms that have migrated into Freshwater.> It can be assumed for terrestrial life, that unless specifically stated, your organisms reach on land is going to be dependent on where local plant life. Since Mat Algea is the only terrestrial plant life, it might be a little hard to develop complex terrestrial ecosystems at the moment.--Upcoming Events--• Continent/Geographic Landmark Naming (Next 24 hours)• World Event (Next 24 - 48 hours)
>>1106036so we can name the continents and landmarks? if so then may I suggest G's name as the "blofka"
>>1106127blofka Gs nuts amirite
>>1091300Some varieties of mat algae find that there is only so far one can spread out horizontally until one runs out of space. As it happens the distance one can spread out vertically is far greater, so some Mat algae begin to grow upwards as well as outwards,with upwards being the slightly more important distance, growing into small rock-like lumps (hence their new name - Lump Algae). A by-product of their increased upward growth is that their horizontal growth lessens, meaning they end up with fewer roots to feed themselves. as such, their roots grow longer, piercing deeper into the rocky soil. While their width is still theoretically infinite their height is limited to between 5 and ten centimetres due to the fact they lack the proper internal structure to support anything larger.
>>1094655I'm going off the assumption that this guy lives near the coast, kind of hard to figure out what you were trying to say.A branch of Caldao follows the Namelgae upstream into Blofka's lakes. There, they find a virtual paradise, untouched by any other animal life and with no predators or competition. They stay pretty much the same shape-wise, but grow much, much larger. Also, they get jaws more suited to shearing off large chunks of seaweed.
>>1106249what he said
>>1094622To protect against schools of Caldranha and Calatfish, the Kinacopter grows segmented, armored plates. It also further simplifies its body plan, losing the fins and side tentacles in favor of expanding the central propeller.
>>1094725The Caldroo's hind supports develop into full fledged fins, allowing them to better escape their predators. Their increased speed makes it more likely for larger individuals to survive thus, their species gets larger. In addition their eye spots grow more sensitive.
>>1106402Due to a random mutation on the gene that decided the direction in which the Lump Algae grew new cells, a new strain which is able to grow taller has sprung up. The Helix Algae tend to form spirals that rest on top of eachother and are held onto the ground by sturdier roots. These new heights allow the plant's spores to reach longer distances, causing it to spread faster than it's predecessor
>>1106402Other varieties begin to develop a solid core of cells that gives the plant the internal support to grow higher. However, their horizontal growth has slowed to a crawl, so they are generally tall but not particularly wide.
>>1112986and of course I forget the image
>>1091300The Cutekina's eyesight improves and to take advantage of this they begin to develop coloured spots along the sides of their sexual organ to make it stand out. The more vibrant the colours are the more likely they are to find a mate, as these colours also indicate how healthy the Cutekina is.
--World Event: With Distance Comes Diversity--Life in the Early Magedivatian Era went through a period of recovery and reclamation of once barren ranges of habitat. The face of Janus has also been changing throughout this time, as continental drift scatters the landmasses of the world. The landmasses spread out further, opening new corridors in the ocean that eventually develops into the first global thermohaline circulation. This results in warmer waters, much warmer temperatures away from the arctic ranges, and more nutrients spread throughout the marine habitats of the world. In this time geography also begins to be a defining factor for not life and the construction of new ecosystems, especially the budding inland ecosystems.--Event Details--Plain and simple. I've outlined in the map above geographic locations in need of some given names. Name them as you see fit, but please nothing too idiotic.--Organism Advancement--> Marine Organisms may now begin using the global ocean currents as a means of establishing a global presence.> Terrestrial Organisms will now susceptible to regionalization. Please specify where a region specific organism is from for future reference.> Plant Organisms may now be as large as the size 12 increment as stated here >>1091310> Animal Organisms may now be as large as the size 11 increment as stated here >>1091310> Silicates, Calcium, and rich quantities of Iron, Copper, Zinc, and other metals are present in the environment and may be incorporated into an organisms diet/evolutions if desired.
>>1100647the algae cells develop a kind of 'mouth' in their membrane which only fully develops in their non-dormant state. Until then they get their nutrients through osmosis, but once the host dies and they start devouring it, this happens through these mouths, through which waste can be dispelled also
>>1115470Landmass 1 shall be named Inveritas, Landmass 2 Extraveritas and the Gulf the Veritas gulf.
>>1115470I vote for landmass 5 being called Mirium
>>1104848The ocean is a dangerous place, and size doesn't equal safety, so the Weird Mouthed Twizzlers develop olfactory sense and a nose on top of their heads, just above their mouth. with this they are able to better sense predators who might otherwise escape their notice
>>1115470land mass 5loch pontay
>>1099301the omnichomper develops muscles all over it's body, for one thing to crush Barnacalds and other armoured prey, and on the other hand to wiggle themselves in one direction rather than the other.
>>1104657the Terra-Mungori, after many generations of being blinded by the sun, develops a tinted lens over its eyes to protect its eyes from the sun, allowing it to actually be able to see. its ears also get larger, and are used as a way of venting heat, as being covered in fur and being in the sun makes you pretty hot
>>1094639A branch of Ab Nommer expands and flattens the tip of their tongue, using it as a simple tail for swimmer. They are still mostly sedentary, put can move much more easily, and even chase after injured or very slow organisms. To help them incapacitate prey faster, they grow a small hook near the tip of the tongue to help them cripple swimming animals. They are also a duller color, so they don't have to remain completely buried and are harder to see when they do swim.
>>1101912The Caldirt compresses and simplifies its facial structure, getting two broad mandibles to scrape up algae and a mouth made up of several "teeth" for picking up and chewing food. They also change their body chemistry to require less water, allowing them to survive almost entirely off of what the get from the algae they eat.
>>1116649The Terra-Mungori develops joints in it's apendeges, thereby becoming faster, larger, and more mobile.
>>1112987Some Kina crawl up on the uninhabited land of isle and island 2. They feed by scraping Mat Algae into their mouth, and develop stronger, frog-like legs to help push them along the ground. They also grow tough nails to dig into the ground. They are small enough to not really need a major change in breathing, but do grow to be better at breathing air than water.
>>1099349A branch of Calatfish moves away from pack hunting, and grows much larger to let it hunt by itself. They have several small changes to support this: the whiskers move forward to sense prey more easily, they get a slightly different tail shape, and they specialize their venom into a neurotoxin. They hunt by ramming prey in the head, usually killing it instantly, and the poison takes care of those that survive fairly quickly.
>>1116567The Omnichimper regrows fins. These, however, are rarely used to swim; instead, they take advantage of the newly formed currents to navigate to new areas, unfurling or retracting to catch more water and rising or falling to switch directions. The Omnichomper gains a basic instinctual navigation ability, and they begin to remember the location and direction of established movement patterns.
>>1091468A branch of Algetta move into the estuary(s?) of Landmass 5, adapting their biochemistry to the lower salt concentrations there. They lose the larger "eye", focusing on electroreception to sense other organisms. Since the estuary doesn't have many inhabitants at the moment, they don't really have to worry about herbivores as much; however, they do adapt the defense mechanism of partially burying themselves in the mud. To assist in this, they get more efficient leaves and grow barklike "claws".
>>1113326A branch (again) of Cutekina adapts to life in the abyss, turning a darker color and mildly modifying their body structure. The biggest change happens to the sexual organ, which simplifies slightly and grows velcro-like hooks at the sides to help mated pairs stay together. They also develop bioluminescence in the spots along the sides, helping them find a mate in the darker environment.
>>1117980the fins gain segments, being now able to be folded out when in use. The Omnimuncher's size increase continues
>>1118199The kinita's back fins split, creating apendegas that can be used both for steering, articulating and holding a mate's apendeges, not to lose each other in the dark.
>>1112726Some Helix algae, proteting themselves against whatever ground based herbivores there are, develop hardened, outer branches of the helix that somewhat protect its base. with this, it can support itself to grow higher up, thereby gaining the advantage in light absorption in the ever larger algae-forests
>>1119737oh and that should probably read size 3
Alrighty here are the updated and last Phylogeny Charts I'll be posting for this thread. I'm gonna take this time to begin prepping the follow up thread for Moon World Rienia.So long as this thread is up though, please do continue producing new organisms and name proposals for geographic locations on Janus. (See here >>1115470 )Thank you for your continued interest in EvoGame guys and gals.
>>1120598And part 2 of the Phylogeny Charts
>>1091300Other Chomper varieties go in the opposite direction, their gas bags getting bigger and their rudimentary eyespots slowly turning into (admitted not very sensitive) compound eyes. They begin to rely less on their water propulsion, preferring to just let the currents catch them and take them wherever they please. they only use the propulsion to get out of the current to catch prey.This variety is known as the Gaseous Chomper
>>1116814The Mungori grows ever more mobile, his legs becoming longer and his joints less restrictive
>>1120716(me coming for thebooty)
>>1094639A third branch moves into the estuary of Mirium, following the Bead-Body. The develop a "herbivorous" diet, although in practice they are able to use the exact same hunting techniques. Because the Algetta are nearly blind, the Fab Nommer begins using color as a form of sexual selection (they have eyes on their chin from the last thread, I think everyone including me forgot). They also slightly change tongue structure to better grip the Algetta.
Okay folks, I got one more thing for everyone participating to look at.http://www.strawpoll.me/12256613It's a quick poll, just give your two cents. If you have any suggestions for me, please don't hesitate to state them.
>>1112726Some Helix Algae on landmasses 5 & 6 move into the large central "deserts". To tap in to buried groundwater, they invert their normal growth and create large spiral roots topped by sparse leaves on top. With no competition, they quickly fill the land, colonizing the interior of the surface for the first time. They prefer to live as close to lakes and rivers as possible, of course, but competition is fierce; besides, they are hardy enough to survive in almost any environment. The only reason the Spiral Algae hasn't spread to other continents is that their current method of reproduction prevents them from travellling too far over the water.
>>1119737A branch on Archipelago 1 overcomes the problem of spreading between islands by growing lightweight spores at the top of their stalks, which are carried away by the wind when mature. This has the added benefit of keeping them out of the reach of most herbivores, especially with the tough bark already keeping the plant from being knocked over.
>>1121835Dusty Algae's bark layer takes a more sophisticated turn, the already modified helix cells mutate once more, but instead of growing a thicker cellular wall, they develop a different composition altogether. Hard bark 'scales' envelop the helixes formed by the chlorophyll rich vines as they grow tall. This scales are very porous, and allow gases and liquids to exit the inner body of the plant if necessary.
>>1116123As food becomes more available and diverse on the surface of Janus, the Scavenger Algea flourishes. It develops a more intricate communication network between each cell, forming long channels that spread nutrients and enzymes along it's now ever replicating pattern of a body. New chemicals that are able to break down the cellular membranes of animal tissue, gaining the capacity of turning animal carcasses into the nutrients that cover fertile soil. Scavenger Algea isn't an infinite being however, and although it's spores are able to live in a dormant state for centuries, the being itself is limited to the size of the corpse it lives off.
>>1115470I'll call Ocen 2 Afto. the active state of the scavenger Algea's flagella elongates, partially for grup between the parts of the body and partially to spread chemicals outside of their cell structure, pre-digesting organic matter further around it instead of only in direct touch with the spindly being.
>>1122591*"I'll call Ocean 2 'Afto'''
>>1121056Since it's basically been 24 hours since I asked for a poll decision here, it would appear that the majority wishes to have a continuation of Janus in the next EvoGame Thread.So I will deliver another week of Janus EvoGame in the next thread. I'm sorry to the people that may of been anxious to go back to Rienia, we will be going back to our sister world as soon as possible.Thank you for your participation and I will see you in the next thread.