Category: biology

  • Time Hopper

    Early prototype of a JavaScript-based game using the Phaser 3 library. This game is an “infinite jumper” that draws attention to important events that have happened throughout the “deep time” history of the Universe.

  • Game Doctor

    Game Doctor

    Game Doctor is a Scottish-based studio focused on developing games and interactive technology for science and health education. Their games include Killer Fungus: Evolution (for iOS, Android, and Mac & Windows computers), Bacteria Combat (for iOS and Android), and Fungal Invaders (for iOS and Mac & Windows computers).

  • Disease Spread – Simulation Animations

    Disease Spread – Simulation Animations

    Several authors have written articles or created videos about the spread of infectious disease and how it can be modeled with simulations. These articles include visualizations that help illustrate the mathematics behind the simulations. Some include interactive features; others show visuals representing different cases. If you want to investigate simulations of disease spread yourself, check…

  • Solve the Outbreak – CDC

    Solve the Outbreak – CDC

    Become a CDC Disease Detective in Solve the Outbreak and try to save lives as you solve clues and stop outbreaks of disease. Level 1 has twelve outbreak scenarios, while level 2 has eight more. Creators: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cost: free

  • Bio Inc. – Biomedical Plague

    Bio Inc. – Biomedical Plague

    Bio Inc. is a simulation game in which players assume the role of a disease that is trying to kill a patient. Select diseases, risk factors, and factors that inhibit recovery to make your victim as ill as possible. The Windows PC version also allows you to role-play the doctor that tries to save the…

  • Plague, Inc. – Ndemic

    Plague, Inc. – Ndemic

    In Plague, Inc. the player takes on the role of a disease and attempts to infect and wipe out the entire population of the world before humans can develop a cure. Creator: Ndemic Creations Cost: $1 for the app for mobile devices; $15 for the computer or console version

  • Rice Web Adventures – Health & Medicine

    Rice Web Adventures – Health & Medicine

    Games in the Web Adventures series enable players to explore medical and health topics, including microbiology, body systems, neuroscience, and forensic science. Web Adventures include: MedMyst (infectious diseases), CSI: The Experience (forensic science), Reconstructors (substance abuse & neuroscience), Virtual Clinical Trials (medical research), and Neuropolis Squad (alcohol & body systems). Creator: Rice University Center for…

  • Infection Bio War

    Infection Bio War

    Players become the disease in Infection – Bio War as they try to wipe out the world’s population before a cure is found. This app for iOS mobile devices (iPads and iPhones) allows players to choose traits for their disease, helping it to spread.

  • Pandemic Board Game

    Pandemic Board Game

    Pandemic is a cooperative board game for 2-4 players. Each player assumes the role of one of seven specialists who work together to try to halt the spread of a global pandemic. Several expansions and spinoffs have been developed since the publication of the original game in 2008. Creator: Z-Man Games Cost: $40

  • Annenberg Disease Lab

    Annenberg Disease Lab

    The Habitable Planet curriculum includes an interactive Disease Lab simulator. The lab includes four diseases: Kold, a caricature of the common cold; Impfluenza, which resembles influenza; Neasles, with the high transmission rate of measles; and Red Death, a fast-spreading epidemic with a high mortality rate.