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Bacteria

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This game is based on the rules of the cellular automaton ‘Life’ devised by John Horton Conway in 1970.
(You can read more about how it works in greater details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway's_Game_of_Life )

In 'Bacteria' you have a square game field that is in some form of a stable state. You need to add in a certain number of cells so that, after a few steps, the field will be halted (in colored mode) or even cleared (in "hard" black & white mode). You could draw in single points, or use standard 'Life' patterns like "Gliders" (they move at an angle) and "Lightweight spaceships (LWSS)" (they move in a straight line).

Depending on the difficulty level, the player can use a smaller area to add new cells.
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Sometimes You
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Sometimes You
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System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: XP
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible
Recommended:
  • OS: 10
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX® Compatible

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS+
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 350 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: OS X 10.10
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Bacteria reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Pros:-Trading Cards Cons:-No Gameplay available-Missing Tutorial-boring Optics-Nervous sound design-Price/Performance-Very Inaccurate Control (the Pixels are very inaccurate)-No Game mechanics conclusion: Bacteria is an RNG simulator with missing gameplay. Interesting Topic, but very poor Implementation. It's also not a puzzle game, as the entire Game depends on the RNG factor. Absolute Waste Of Money!
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Bacteria is a Puzzle Game. First And foremost, you puzzle what to do, why and if why me? Ugly as Night, a Night at the Moor, pointless as the Programme of Private Television between noon and 6pm and utterly puzzling. Because until the End I'm hidden from what the Program, you can't actually call it a Game, want it at all from me or from yourself. The Wikipedia article to which the Game is linked has ultimately been interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32lFcC5y0a0
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Microsoft from French
Bacteria is inspired by the game of life the game of life, what is it? There are two rules to remember:-a cell is born when it has at least three living cells around it. -a cell remains alive if it has two or three living cells around it, otherwise it dies. In Bactera, there are several arrays with cells on it. It is up to you to add more either for the table to empty or the table to be filled with cells when they are allowed to evolve. The game is not expensive at all, but it must be acknowledged that it is very very difficult. To read all my impressions on bacteria. [www.graal.fr]
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Microsoft from French
Product received for free not much to say about this game, based on the "game of life" by J. Conway. There are 62 levels where all "unstable" cells must be eliminated by injecting cells. We can solve these puzzles logically, or throw a cell at the nose and see what happens. There is also a mode that allows us to experiment, create beautiful figures, invent a shape, etc... For those who want to discover this theme in a playful way, this game is made for you. Moreover, the 100% is easy, for those interested. ____ If you have found this evaluation useful, come join our curation page and our forums!
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Microsoft from Russian
Have You ever heard of the game of Life? I do not mean the board game of Milton Bradley of the 1990s, where you had a small plastic car and your goal was to marry, get a job, gain wealth and the like. I am referring to a model invented by mathematician John Conveyer to demonstrate how cell colonies interact with each other according to a set of rules. Bacteria is a game built on this model where you can create initial states to see how they interact with each other. The Goal of the game is to complete missions, you must add to the field a certain number of new cells in such a way that the field cleared of live cells.
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