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Simalaria | Second Runner-up, 2012 Gamify Your Ph.D. Contest

10/05/2012
Thomas Forth with Mobile Pie

Simalaria is a resource management puzzle game that accurately reduces a metabolic network with nearly 1000 connections to one with just five important junctions that the user controls.


Game: Simalaria

Developers: Thomas Forth with Mobile Pie

Concept: Flux-balance analysis of the metabolic reactions in malaria is a powerful tool for predicting the parasite's growth rate in different conditions and in response to different drugs. Simalaria is a resource management puzzle game that accurately reduces a metabolic network with nearly 1000 connections to one with just five important junctions that the user controls. Can you make the right decisions to create enough offspring and survive at the end of the parasite's 48-hour lifecycle? Or will you run out of energy and be overwhelmed by the body's immune system?

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