Immune Attack
Deals with cells
  immune system, receptor/ligand interactions, proteins, cytokines, cell communication
Intended for middle school // high school
Available on Windows
Cost free demo
   
Developed by FAS Learning Technologies Program, now part of Molecular Jig Games (external) (academic developer)
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Immune Attack

Proven effective at teaching and raising confidence of students regarding cells and molecules. Get our research paper at MolecularJig.com/research.

Navigate a nanobot through a 3D environment of blood vessels and connective tissue in an attempt to save an ailing patient. Teach white blood cells how to hunt and kill bacterial invaders. Learn about the biological processes that enable macrophages and neutrophils to detect and fight infections.

Immune Attack was funded by the National Science Foundation and jointly developed by the Federation of American Scientists, the University of Southern California, Brown University, and Escape Hatch Entertainment. It teaches cell biology in a fun and engaging way.

This game is available for "pay what you want." It works on Windows XP and all later versions of Windows. For installation requirements, see FAQ MolecularJig.com. Not available for MacOS. Please leave your comments here if you would like to see further development of this game.



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13 / 15
Fun
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Science
4 / 5

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Reminds me of innerspace

September 13, 2012

ojintoad
Player

Overall it was fun, point and shoot. I didn't get too far, but here's what I thought:

  • Add subtitles by default. I actually don't know if they exist but I didn't find an option after looking. I really emphasize this for those who are hard of hearing and for those who can't play with headphones.
  • The farthest I got (which wasn't terribly far I'm guessing) involved hunting down some green foreign invaders and leading the macrophage to gobble them. This quickly became more like a chore than actual fun because the invaders were so small. I like exploring every corner of my house when I'm dusting because I'm a clean freak. When I'm playing a game, I'm looking to escape that work. A radar for that section might have helped?
  • The beauty is in how you can select anything and learn about it. It makes you instantly curious about every thing that looks different. Why is that glowing? Why is that blue? That alone encourages learning extremely well.

Rating explanations: - Fun 4: If not for the chore like fashion of finding the green foreign bodies, this would be 5. - Learning 5: I definitely learned a lot and it's great because you are teaching, which means you have to learn. - Science 5: But I am assuming because I was learning. :D

Fun rating: 4 out of 5

Learning rating: 5 out of 5

Science rating: 5 out of 5

Total:

14 / 15

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Immune Attack

September 12, 2012

JulianOfThePatriots
Player

I thought it was pretty good. Information packed. Great cut scenes. As far as the controls; being able to change mouse flight sensitivity. Graphics are good. Concept is great. At the beginning of the levels where they give information on the mission, a skip button wont hurt after the first time. Overall, pretty good.

Fun rating: 3 out of 5

Learning rating: 5 out of 5

Science rating: 5 out of 5

Total:

13 / 15

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Immune Attack

September 12, 2012

RHAPTHORNE LEONYX 2
Player

Immune attack is a cool game. It is difficult until you learn how to play it.

Fun rating: 5 out of 5

Learning rating: 3 out of 5

Science rating: 3 out of 5

Total:

11 / 15

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