Cell Machine

Arrange cells. Build machines. Destroy enemies.

Each cell on its own has a simple function, like moving or spawning other cells. But when combined, more interesting behavior emerges...

Made for the GMTK Game Jam 2020 with the theme "Out of Control". In the game, you only set the initial conditions on the grid of cells. After pressing play, you can no longer control anything. Instead, a simulation unfolds, with each cell behaving based on its own set of rules..

The game is based on cellular automata like Conway's Game of Life. Atoms, molecules, cells - do they behave deterministically? And if they do, does combining them together change that?

Also the cell based machines you make in this game can grow exponentially, literally becoming out of control.


MAKING OF


HOW TO PLAY

Rearrange cells in the build area. The goal is for them to interact in a way that results in an enemy cell being hit. Press the play button to run the simulation. Press the step button to execute one generation of the sim. Press the restart button to enable editing again.

CELLS

Mover - moves in the pointed direction

Push - can be pushed in any direction

Slider - can be pushed only in one direction

Rotator - rotates adjacent cells 90 degrees each generation

Generator - Duplicates the cell behind it each generation

Immobile - Does not move in any direction, but can be duplicated by a generator

Enemy - Overlap any cell with the enemy to kill it



StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(631 total ratings)
AuthorSam Hogan
GenrePuzzle
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Experimental, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, Pixel Art, Unity

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Cell Machine v0.1.1 (Windows) 20 MB

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put this in the bottom left of your screen and watch

game is to hard i had to look up a tutoreal on level 9 and gave up on level 11 3/10 fine game but please add an easy mode

100/πŸ’―

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Level 10 looks easy but hard.

How can I beat level 10?

Just… don’t use the slide cell… and have the generator cell face away from each other

How can I code in itch.io?

idk

you can't you need a game maker like godot

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first time in 3 years i actually finished this game without help. amazing!

Thank you for this amazing game!
If you want, you can check my full game playthrough here:

how did i beat level 17, but not 7

You'll need to think 4th dimensionally for Level 7.  That is, there are multiple steps that depend upon the right timing of block movement

cool

Very nice my maaaan

Cool

Oohhhh my gawd

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sandstorm! map - width 64 height 64map - width 64 ; height 64

ultra big nuke

Oh my God, I'm a fan

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Bro, I remember the times Mystic mod didn't exist

I feel old

i wish there was L. m.

lol i got it

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                                  SUPER NUKE ON LEVEL 15

dude, at first, i was like, there is NO WAY its working.

5 seconds later... 

Wooooaaaahhhh.....

yea, it is kinda slow at first

ikr it fills EVERY square in THE INTIRE BOAR

I Did it

Wave 11 answer

I-I DID IT "YEAH BABY THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT WOOHOOOOO"

NUKE ON LEVEL 15

lol try it

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Guide on level 9

Hell nah man

Level 17 Too Easy

Rotate cell army πŸ‘€

levl.17 for the NUKE

file:///Users/defaultuser/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202022-11-18%20at%201.07.39%20PM.png

if that didnt work then type the link above in chrome to view the NUKE

This might be a shocker but we do not have access to your computer

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Bold of you to assume i dont

NUKE

Nice Job @Sam_Hogan!!

a free play mode would be fun

pls relese to win 95

win95 don handle Unity games XD

Pls release to android

Original game, I like it

This game is cool I like it.

it worked yay

Are the wall blocks in the placement area meant to be moveable?

Gamers body when they play this too much:

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