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The Game of Life (DOS)

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The Game of Life is a real-time puzzle game.

Calling itself modestly "the ultimate cell simulation", the Game of Life tries to recreate the processes inside a simple organic structure. This body consists of five different types of cells: The proto cells (the "flesh") will grow quickly and aimless, unless you border them with skin. To control proto growth, you can install control cells; they consume energy produced by support cells. Sense cells will provide you with information about the well-being of your organic entity.

The basic cells will grow all by themselves, but also rot if left unattended. Your task is control: Move or destroy unwanted cell blocks, build and link a power supply throughout the structure, prevent decay and (in later missions) virus attacks. There are 99 levels to fulfill. Early ones make you rebuild a given design; later on, you'll have to reach goals like a certain amount of energy stockpiled. The time for each mission is limited.

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The Game of Life DOS The links shown on the left distribute energy.
The Game of Life DOS Right window shows your cell culture, left window the design that you've got to build.
The Game of Life DOS Left is a zoom of your cell structure.

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The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 60 out of 100 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1993 7 out of 12 58
PC Player (Germany) May, 1993 30 out of 100 30

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-Chris (7363) added The Game of Life (DOS) on Jul 30, 2000
Other platforms contributed by B.L. Stryker (20706)