Biofilm
Biofilm 1.1.1
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Real-time bacteria strategy game.   Demo ($18.00)
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Biofilm allows you to play with the various types of Bacteria in this real-time strategy game based around them!

In a soup of bacterial life propagation is the only goal. In Biofilm players are introduced to the hidden complexities and dangers of their world. With massive cell numbers feeding on the nutrients in each level and cell types playing off the skills and weaknesses of others, strategy and foresight are key to success.

Play through the campaigns or get into quick games with practice mode. Either way, experiment and play around with the variety of cells given
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • fixed compatability with 10.3.9
  • fixed an editor bug involving deleting fountain/health particles
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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+11
Sans Dieu Rien commented on 30 Mar 2008
Dear Battery Acid,

I'm going ahead and purchasing Biofilm! But promise me that you will change the anemic pointer to something more creative!

Is a multiplayer mode too much to ask for? In the mean time, could you do what many other companies are doing: creating a pseudo-multiplayer feel by posting best times on the website?
[Version 1.0.5]


burypromote

+11

Sans Dieu Rien reviewed on 29 Mar 2008
I didn't know growing bacteria in a petri dish could be so much fun! The graphics are polished, the music and sound effects are appropriate and catchy.

I like the original theme, although the game genre is not that original: I've seen globular, gaseous, space planet conquering, etc. However, I do like the real-world bacteria names, and the gelatinous ooze as a background makes it more ominous.

Battery Acid, please listen to the previous reviewers: a multiplayer mode would really put this game over the top; and while you're in multiplayer mode, add a pinch of penicillium? The major annoyance I had was the pointer-I just couldn't find what corner actually pointed to what. For such a creative game, why such an anti-climatic pointer?

Battery Acid, I pray, will be a great contender in a battery of indie software companies. BioFilm is soon to be a classic.
[Version 1.0.5]


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+2

graphic_innovations reviewed on 30 Jun 2007
Very neat game. Many shareware games of this sort do not have the polish this game shows; It feels very clean and well planned.
I purchased BioFilm after playing the demo about 5 times! It was worth the money, I have a hard time going to the movies for $18 where I live, and this game gave me many more hours of entertainment.

Things I would love to see in the future:
- Better handling of 2 finger scrolling on macbook
- Additional units
- Network Play
- Level Editor

I know thats asking a lot, but I can see this game becoming quite addictive with some more goodies!

The whole concept of exponential cellular growth is something that I thought would make a neat game for years. I'm glad a more talented programmer than myself had the same idea!

BTW: Despite the readme's rec. that I play the game on low quality, High Quality runs perfectly on my 2Ghz MacBook @ 1280x800. Great work!

I give it 4 stars now, and 5 when network support / level editor is added; at that point, what's left to add? :)
[Version 1.0.2]


burypromote

+97

Edified reviewed on 19 May 2007
Great game, remniscent of warcraft. How about some proper binary fission and budding cell development? Spore/Endospores? Dead cell membranes as nutrients? Hehe- I'm a Microbiologist. I'd love to chat with you guys about this game.

It was a little to easy but still a great concept and a good implementations. It would be nice to have a move command (ie Click. Keypress M. Click destination). Selecting the cells you want can be hard too. I'd also be a fan of different motility speeds- faster might toughen it up a bit. Online team play? Different game modes? Nice soundtrack. Very pretty on my 20" iMac. Kudos for supporting widescreen gaming- in game resolution settings would be nice so I don't have to fiddle with a dialog at startup.

Overall I give it a 4 but a 5 is in reach- possibly version 1.5 or version 2.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Downloads:4,586
Version Downloads:1,396
Type:Games : Simulation
License:Demo
Date:18 Dec 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $18.00
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Biofilm allows you to play with the various types of Bacteria in this real-time strategy game based around them!

In a soup of bacterial life propagation is the only goal. In Biofilm players are introduced to the hidden complexities and dangers of their world. With massive cell numbers feeding on the nutrients in each level and cell types playing off the skills and weaknesses of others, strategy and foresight are key to success.

Play through the campaigns or get into quick games with practice mode. Either way, experiment and play around with the variety of cells given to you!

Features:
  • Two campaigns and 15 mini-levels to sink your germs into
  • Six bacteria-types to mix, match, and strategize with
  • Stylish visuals
  • Over six hours of campaign glory!
  • Original soundtrack by Rob Westwood


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