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Deals with Biology // Cells // Disease // High School // Middle School // Molecular Science
  Organelles, Virus, mRNA, energy,
Intended for Middle School, High School
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Developed by [CellCraft Team] (external)
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CellCraft

Exploring the cell through gaming.

Build a cell, fight off viruses, survive harsh worlds, and save the Platypus species!

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.

Our forums now have open registration as well! There has been some debate as to the game’s views on evolution and creation. Please read our response and weigh in with your thoughts and opinions on the subject. Thanks!

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12.8 / 15
Fun
3.8 / 5
Learning
4.5 / 5
Science
4.5 / 5

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Dream Master

Dream Master
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Really like that this game combined scientific simulation with a humorous storyline, and that it introduces cell functions one at a time, and gives quick info about what each organelle can do. After a while though, crawling around collecting resources, and clicking on buttons to make/recycle things, gets to be a bit of a bore, and the gameplay declines into tediousness. I'm aware that this is likely more to do with the Flash Player format's limits than with the game developers' intent, though, but as a future note, please make the controls feel more like you are the cell, rather than just poking and prodding it into moving and making things via point-and-click. Another negative point that's a bit misleading to me: We can't have a cell with just a membrane and cytoplasm, as every cell starts with chromosomes, and a nucleus first, from Mitosis, and we can't just insert organelles to make a cell function. I'm aware this was done to introduce organelles in a step-wise fashion, but since this game is meant to educate, the beginning levels don't accurately portray what we would start out with when a new cell is made. Other than those issues, this game is ready for further development, and has a lot of potential to be developed and sold as a full-fledged game on Steam.

Fun rating: 3.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 4.0 out of 5

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12.0 / 15

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Very cool game with attractive features! It has a lot of information, but it isn't necessary that you read all of it. So it's easy to progress in the game. If you repeat the game, i'm sure you will learn more and more.

Fun rating: 3.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 4.0 out of 5

Science rating: 4.0 out of 5

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11.0 / 15

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I'd love to recommend this to my younger sister and to her friends, i dont why my sister dont love bio,she easily got bored when im lecturing,especially about cells, ITS AWESOME! anyway, Im a gamer and i'd really wanted to play something odd, something cool, something about science and here it is. SUPERFUUUUUUUN! thank you so much! most interesting game ever played.:)))))))))))

-biology student here;)

Fun rating: 5.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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15.0 / 15

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John Pray

John Pray
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The story of this game is great fun, and its attention to detail is remarkable. Things start off at a good pace but then the learning curve picks up perhaps a little too much. I'm sure with some time and patience one can master this game like any other--except with this game you're also learning a lot about how cells, the building blocks of all living things, work in the process!

Fun rating: 4.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 4.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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13.0 / 15

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