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This game was made possible by a grant from the Digital Media & Learning Competition. The goal was to make a truly educational game that was also genuinely fun to play. We hope students, teachers, and gamers will all enjoy the game, and encourage you to visit www.cellcraftgame.com, which will soon have an open forum and eventually downloadable teacher materials.

The game was designed by Anthony Pecorella. The lead programmer was larsiusprime of Super Energy Apocalypse fame, and the art was by LILg, who created the Reincarnation series. A custom soundtrack was created by Hibiki Haruto.

Also thanks to Dr. Jed Macosko at Wake Forest University and Dr. David Dewitt at Liberty University for providing lots of support and biological guidance.

Thanks so much for the support and kind words - this has already exceeded my hopes in terms of a response for the game! :-D

This game can be processor intensive. There are some options in the menu for reducing the graphics that may help.

***Fixes in v1.0.1***
- Fixed issue in final level with some buttons suddenly no longer functioning.
- Fixed membrane explosion when recycling membrane quickly.
- Possibly fixed fatty acid glitch in Level 3
- Fixed two typos

There is still an issue with getting stuck too far outside of the colored area. Solution - don't go out there. :) It's a somewhat complicated fix, so I'm not sure if we'll get it in or not, but it's the easiest to avoid too.

Reviews


garyd83garyd83

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 16, 2010

fantastic!!!

Great Work! I finished the game only wishing there were more levels. The only glitch that I experianced was that the cell wall would randomly fluctuate and distort from time to time. However, I never experianced the organelles exiting the cell as some have stated. On a further note, the people complaining about creationist influiances in the game are being hyper sensitive; I personally missed what they were getting all worked up about. Great work, and I believe that you have surpassed your goal of creating a fun educational game.


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OnamujiOnamuji

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 16, 2010

Probably the least boring edu-game I've played

Biological processes were all correct, as far as I remember. The cutscenes were funny and entertaining, graphics were cartoony but realistic enough. If I were a biology teacher I'd definitely use this.
The main complaint I've been seeing is that it's pushing creationism, but I didn't really think of that until I saw the reviews saying it. Yeah, Liberty University professors shouldn't be used as sources for anything, but I really didn't see any God-pushing. Most creationists probably wouldn't be happy with the idea of alien platypi being the creators of any life on Earth, even if only the platypus. It's definitely much preferable to the Bible-thumping of other games here on NG.


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spearclawspearclaw

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 15, 2010

well when the cell starts to travel the fun starts

well when the cell starts to travel the fun starts... it was really hilarious in some parts



philfanphilfan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 15, 2010

entertaining

its fun but not somthing i would play for a really long time to me its more like a he i go 20 minutes to kill i'll play this but it is pretty fun and educational


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DarriusMoonpawDarriusMoonpaw

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 15, 2010

I love it.

Dont let these guys get to you man. I am definatley adding this as a favorite. Hope to see a sequel.


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