Cell Lab for Android

By Petter Sterskog Free


Developer's Description

Cell Lab simulates few-celled organisms. It contains 27 challenges where the player is presented with an environment and has to design an organism that will survive in it. Solving challenges unlocks additional genes that can give cells new properties.The encoding of the cells behavior has been made as intuitive as possible without losing generality but it nevertheless takes a bit of effort to understand. Read the instructions of the first few challenges carefully. Solving some of the exercises might take some effort, paper and pencil is recommended for the very last ones :).Cell Lab also contains an experimental mode where the user can set the parameters of the environment and put designed organisms in it to see how they multiply (or die). It is also possible to seed this environment with random genomes and once a viable genome has been seeded one can see how it slowly evolves through tiny mutations to an organism well adapted to the environment it is in.It is then possible to change the environment to see how they re-adapt, fast forward the simulation, and finally to save and share it.This simulation is not biologically realistic, all cells in Cell Lab only has one function, to swim, to eat, to collect sunlight, to float, etc . This is not how cells work in nature where one cell can do many things at once. This accuracy has been traded off to be able to make an interesting game. The cells have also been made to multiply very fast, this also for the enjoyment of the user.What is realistic is the evolution taking place in this game. How species adapt to their environment and compete with each other to sometimes attain an equilibrium and sometimes extinction. The physical principles in this game are also supposed to be realistic. Energy conservation is for example observed, the cells otherwise quickly find the loophole and start cheating :).Features: 27 challenges 10 types of cells with different functions 15 cell-modes per genome to program 19 parameters in each cell mode Environment editor with 23 parameters Simulates and renders up to 800 cells at decent frame rates Beautifully animated vector graphics that lets you zoom to atomic scales Save, load and share both environments and genomes Simulation fast-forward No advertisements or in-game paymentsAn online forum where Cell Lab can be discussed is available at:http://cell-lab.forumatic.comThis app needs two permissions: Internet access. This is required to send bug reports. Privacy policy: http://try.crashlytics.com/terms/privacy-policy.pdf External Storage. This app needs to be able to read and write external storage so that the user can send and receive samples as email attachments.Recent changes:- Added death animation- Fixed Lollipop invisible sliders issue- Fixed Virocyte issue- Added discussion board text in "About"Content rating: Everyone

Full Specifications

What's new in version 21.0

- Added death animation- Fixed Lollipop invisible sliders issue- Fixed Virocyte issue- Added discussion board text in "About"


Release December 14, 2014
Date Added December 14, 2014
Version 21.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.


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