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Examples of Simulations
Life simulations simulate one or many lifeforms and their daily lives, usually involving the player to take part of it.
A popular form of a life simulation is a virtual pet, which allows the player to take care of a pet, either real animals (for example, Nintendogs, Webkinz) or fantasy creatures (for example, the Chao Garden in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2, Viva Pinata games, Neopets). A related form is a biological simulation, which allows the player to take control of many lifeforms and influence them with their natural environment. Good examples would be WolfQuest and Plague Inc.
Another popular form of a life simulation is a social simulation, which allows the player to observe social interactions between virtual lifeforms. Examples include The Sims series, Animal Crossing, and Tomodachi Life. Dating sims also count as social simulations.
A simulation project could be a project containing a flying plane. Another genre is physics simulation, in which a project emulates the effects of gravity, collision, and/or other forces on objects. Complex physics simulations can be created quite easily with Scratch's graphics system, so these are quite popular.
Mathematical simulations are another genre of simulation projects. Some examples include fractal rendering engines, 3D engines using trigonometry, and probability simulations. Projects which solve problems or simulate a mathematical concept are popular as well. Projects which iterate through the Collatz Conjecture, or draw the Lorenz Attractor, can be found on the website.
- Main article: Operating System
These are possibly the most popular kind of simulation. They simulate a computer, phone, or tablet. Instead of just trying to remake a popular OS, such as Windows, many users make their own.
- See also: Creating a Chat Bot
Chatbots simulate talking to a real person. They use sprites and "Ask" Blocks to create these. They are very limited most of the time as if you make a typo you might have to restart (Depending on the type of simulator).
Humorous simulation simulating humorous things and situations. They are not considered "true" simulations, as they only simulate fixed things. However, this should not be confused with comedy animation projects.