The Noble Ape Simulation is a collection of a number of autonomous simulation components including a landscape simulation, biological simulation, weather simulation, sentient creature (Noble Ape) simulation, and a simple intelligent-agent scripting language (ApeScript). Noble Ape also contains a social simulation where the Noble Apes can be tracked in terms of social groups and also over many generations to explain social phenomenon to users looking to study this kind of interaction. It has been in development for more than a fifteen years.
ZOE (formerly OGLE) is a simple OpenGL graphics engine written entirely in Python. Its primary focus is rapid prototyping and experimentation, so it only supports the barest essentials, with focus on wire frames. Special emphasis is placed on particle systems (in which non-interacting particles follow simple rules). Some familiarity with OpenGL is expected, although when exploiting the particle system abstractions, no specific OpenGL knowledge is required. The demos included are the obligatory spinning polyhedra, static views of conic sections and the Solar System, a 3D surface plotter, a fountain of sparks, a swarming behavior model, a random walk example, a whirlpool effect using gravity and drag, and an example of chaos theory and sensitivity to initial conditions.