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Campy Command | Finalist, 2012 Gamify Your Ph.D. Contest

10/05/2012
John J Kendall with Remode

Campy Command follows Campy (the pathogenic bacterium Campylobacter jejuni) as it travels from its initial host (a chicken), into the aerobic environment (in this case a puddle) and onward to infect a human host.


Game: Campy Command

Developers: John J Kendall with Remode

Concept: Campy Command follows Campy (the pathogenic bacterium Campylobacter jejuni) as it travels from its initial host (a chicken), into the aerobic environment (in this case a puddle) and onward to infect a human host. The game starts out in a rhythm-action style as Campy collects amino acids to convert into energy. The second stage centers on protecting crucial metabolic enzymes from damage by avoiding damaging molecules of O2 and collecting protective hemerythrin proteins. The third stage focuses on the human immune response to infection as Campy races through the intestinal tract avoiding hydrogen peroxide, antibodies, macrophages, and any other threats created by the host to stop it.

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