An innovative maze-building Tower Defense game which is based on real bacteria, real antibiotics, real infections, and real interactions. Have fun and maybe learn something!
Cure your patients of their infections! Bacteria enter the screen from the left every 25 seconds and they're aiming to infect your patient on the right. Let too many bacteria go untreated and your patient will die. Build a maze of antibiotic towers to slow and kill those bacteria. Earn money to buy or upgrade towers. Your patient will tell you his/her symptoms to help you plan for what's next. Experiment to find out what works best! Use the mouse to choose towers in your "Pharmacy" and then place them on the game board. The "Start/Next" button starts sending the next wave of bacteria. The "Menu" button will pause the game.
Summary of The Vision Behind Bacteria Tower Defense (BTD)
Love playing games but hate feeling you're wasting time? People learn an amazing amount of information about the games they play. Bacteria Tower Defense (BTD) is a game designed to harness this phenomenon for information useful in the real world. Imagine having fun playing games and mastering practical knowledge at the same time. What could be better? Traditional educational methods such as memorizing textbooks or manuals, taking multiple choice tests, and listening to lectures are boring, unengaging and ineffective. BTD is part of a mission to improve the efficiency, efficacy and enjoyability of the learning experience for everyone.
Addressing the Healthcare Crisis:
The healthcare industry is approaching a crisis across many dimensions. Healthcare costs are rising rapidly; there is a shortage and maldistribution of physicians and nurses; more and more people lack health insurance. The system is broken in so many places that most people are just trying to patch the holes. However, a core problem is often overlooked - medical education. It takes a long time and large sums of money to train physicians under the current medical education model. Along with rising tuition costs, more and more people are turning away from medicine as a career choice, hastening the imminent crisis. BTD is the beginning of a progressive movement to improve medical education through effective use of technology.
Please see the About page in the game or visit www.bacteriatd.com to find out more.
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