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Arcade Games Biotic Style

 :: Posted by avi_wener on 01-17-2011

We found a great post this past weekend on which we thought we’d share with you. Author David Zax describes an interactive video game designed by researchers in the bioengineering department of Stanford University that uses living cells as part of the game mechanics. These “Biotic Games” are played much like any arcade classic however characters such as Pac-Man are substituted with paramecium instead.

Checkout the video below from Stanford University and be sure to read the full blog post at

The study was published in the latest issue of Lab on a Chip which can be retreived by following the link below:
Riedel-Kruse IH, Chung AM, Dura B, Hamilton AL, & Lee BC (2011). Design, engineering and utility of biotic games. Lab on a chip, 11 (1), 14-22 PMID: 21085736