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Against the Gradient

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A microscopic world is in need of your help. Take control of 16 cell membrane transporters to move molecules and ions into and out of cells. Over twenty unique puzzles will take you through the tough world of cell membrane transporters. Use channels, co-transporters, and antiporters to help the cell reach goal concentrations. Our built-in Level Editor lets you take the reigns and make your own levels to challenge your friends!

Against the Gradient is a game where you use the principles of cellular transport (facilitated diffusion, active transport, etc) to solve puzzles. Sixteen transporters! Including real proteins found in your body and imaginative nano-robots that really challenge your understanding of cellular transport. Over 20 puzzles ranging from a gentle introduction to the principles of cellular transport to extemely challening mind benders! If you really think you understand how transporters diffuse molecules and ions across the membrane, try making your own puzzles with the built in level editor!

Find out more at againstthegradient.com.

About Casey O'Donnell

Casey O'Donnell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University. His research examines the creative collaborative work of videogame design and development. This research examines the cultural and collaborative dynamics that occur in both professional "AAA" organizations and formal and informal "independent" game development communities. His research has spanned game development companies from the United States to India. His research examines issues of work, production, copyright, as well as third world and postcolonial aspects of the videogame development workplace. Casey is also an active game developer, releasing his first independent game, "Osy," in February of 2011.

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