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CellCraft

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Strategy - Tower Defense
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defense
cell
educational
biology

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Uploaded
Jul 9, 2010 | 2:39 PM EDT

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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


TreeFiddyTreeFiddy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Learning is fun when you put it this way

It's a very facinating game, i look foward to more of your games, keep it up, maybe make one of the human body, or how diseases form..
Great game, it's going on my favorites. 5/5 10/10



DreamPhaseDreamPhase

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow...

I never thoguht it would be possible to incorprate so much educational material into such an enjoyable game as this. Major props to you! Biology FTW!



AthealisAthealis

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic game for the scientists at heart...

I'm only on the forth stage or so, but i'm finding this game fascinating. I'm in my early 30's, and I've reached a point in my life where I actually care about learning how things work, including our cells. It's amazing how we are made of billions of very complex tiny machines that perform detailed tasks. Each one is a computer, a machine, an animal. Thank you for bringing back the knowledge that I have lost since high school.
As far as the gameplay goes, I find it is an engaging way to teach people about cellular activity and structure. I don't know if younger folks would find this as interesting as I do, but I hope so! We live in an amazing world, and playing this game today reminded me of that.
I'd love to see more games from you, along the same lines of education and gameplay combined.
Thank you for your hard work! Keep it up!


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xm2arxm2ar

Rated 4 / 5 stars

good game

i like the game, the plot is good (saving the world XD), also the graphics are good, so is the sound. Only there's an awful bug.. when i expand the membrane a few times (more then i had to do in the tutorial but i don't know if that matters) and then the lines flipped TOTALLY.. then went in every direction every second.. after that part of the tutorial, i had to move the mitochondrion.. (the membrane was still flipping but i tried to ignore it (what was IMPOSSIBLE)), but it didn't move.. i could only disable it (what wasn't a problem at all but just a bug). But then the next level the membrane was normal again. And since this is a really good game, i will just forget the bug(s) and just vote for the game.. And the game was awesome ^_^
Good job!


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CellCraft responds:

xm2ar - There is a, usually fairly small, graphical glitch that will occur sometimes if the membrane folds over on itself. It has to do with how Flash draws splines, and after spending a long time working on debugging it we eventually had to move on. I'm not sure why you would have been unable to move the mitochondrion, but I'm glad it worked on the next level. Thanks for the kind words!


dondidodondido

Rated 5 / 5 stars

excellent

I have been waiting for a game like this so long :) unfortunately not many people will appreciate the amount of efforts behind this game.Hope it will inspire many young people to do molecular biology - something I couldn't do


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CellCraft responds:

Thanks! That's exactly what we're hoping to do. We intend to make some teacher packets available for free download so this can be brought into schools next school year. It's been tested in a few middle and high school classes so far with great success! :)