Press Kit - Dysbiosis



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Developer:

Force Of Habit
Based in Bristol, United Kingdom


Release date:

  • 27th August 2013

Platforms:


Website:

http://forceofhab.it/


Regular Price:

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Dysbiosis

Description

Dysbiosis is an intestinal-tract based shoot-'em-up supported by Wellcome Trust as the winning entry into their "Gamify Your PhD" game jam event.

The intestine is a safe haven for trillions of good bacteria that live in symbiosis with it. They form a delicate community, known as the intestinal microflora. Changes to the intestinal microflora - such as the expansion of bad bacteria or the loss of essential good bacteria - are called Dysbiosis.

Fire antimicrobial peptides from the intestinal cell wall at oncoming bacteria. Use antibiotics and absorb vitamins. Maintain a healthy balance inside the gut!


History

The original version of this game was created during Wellcome Trust's "Gamify Your PhD" game jam event in September 2012.


Features

  • 3 game chapters -- Healthy, Inflamed & IBD/Crohn's Disease.
  • 3 enemy types -- E-coli, Salmonella & Campylobacter.
  • Play with Keyboard, Mouse or Game Controller.
  • MUCUS PARTY bonus event.
  • Online Highscores.
  • Game designed around real intestinal immunology studies.
  • Links to learn more about the specific scientific concepts featured in the game.

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Screenshots

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Winner in The Wellcome Trust's Gamify Your PhD jam." Wellcome Trust, London. 4 September, 2012

Selected Articles

  • "Delight in the MUCUS PARTY bonus events, and attempt to swat away the harmful bacteria until the sun rises."
    - Chris Priestman, Indie Statik
  • "Force Of Habit & Clockwork Cuckoo win Wellcome Trust "Gamify Your PhD" game jam."
    - Paul Dean, IndieN
  • "Scientist and developer team wins Wellcome Trust dev contest"
    - Will Freeman, Develop Online

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Dysbiosis Credits

  • Margherita Coccia
    Original Concept & Science Advisor, University of Oxford
  • Daniel Twomey
    Programmer, Independent
  • Tom Boot
    Art & Animation, Clockwork Cuckoo
  • Sophie Humphries
    Art & Animation, Clockwork Cuckoo
  • Ashley Gwinnell
    Level Design, Force Of Habit
  • Nick Dymond
    Music & Sfx, Force Of Habit
  • Aaron Short
    Testing, Force Of Habit