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A review of CellCraft

Dream Master

Dream Master

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 out of 5

Learning rating: 5 out of 5

Science rating: 4 out of 5


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