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 5.0 out of 5 stars
(591)
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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This is so good! It was a fun challenge, too! And I beat the game!

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how you make new level

NUKE

How...

how to beat 7?

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17

how beat level 8 i feel dumb

This is cool!

so i was wondering if i could play the creator mod version on itch.io

thx

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fun way to complete level 16

dude you made a middle finger...

fun game!

ngl the game was fun 5 star馃専

level 11 is rigged

no its not

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just move the block before starting it

you don't need to move it

oh

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

l 16

what

nuke

1

2

3

4

5

6

yay

a new way

need hlep on lv 15 here

Better nuke

Uh....

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he won't die the generator should make another but its not

so like I have a setup and it works but it takes a while so be patient and don鈥檛 reset it

here

ayy

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Great game Sam, I hope you will upload a new video.

i passed the game

i wish there was a sandbox lv

Search "Cell machine Mystic Mod"

where is the sandbox like cell machine?

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/ecq4pinvj00e0ne/cell+machine+mod.zip/file

how do you copy the folder into the game directory

hi guys im the real quandale dingle and i like this game

no way

source: trust me bro

help on lvl 5

here

pls a fix broke my screen... :

how do i do level 11

you can move walls

:-O I was stuck for ages before I saw this comment!

here

rigged

Is there a sandbox for this game

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Yes it is called the Mystic mod

how do i get it

Search CMMM

can someone please make a sandbox for iOS 

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Hmmm i think someone already ported it but im not sure where i saw it...

level 15 are my favorite level

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how do you do level 15 and 16

make a nuke its easy

Linux and Mac versions?

This is where the Legend Began , The Mystic Mod

hi i need help on level 14

here

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