A Fond Farewell to CellCraft

by Carolina Staff

CellCraft, the longstanding fun and educational game used by biology students and teachers for more than a decade, is no longer available.

They say that all good things must come to an end, and that is what has happened to CellCraft.

Created by a team at Wake Forest University comprising scientists, middle schoolers, and software developers, this free educational game supported biology students as they learned important concepts about cellular respirations, evolution, and organelles.

The game won rave reviews. It had more than 2.5 million gameplays worldwide in its first three months and continued to be a favorite as students and gamers alike sought to help their cells evolve in a hostile environment.

Since the game was popular, why is it no longer available? Simply put, computer technology evolved. CellCraft is based on Flash technology, which is no longer supported by Adobe and will be blocked by most web browsers. Adobe now strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.

Finding Biology Resources

As a leading supplier of science education materials, tools, and resources, we have been proud to offer access to CellCraft on the Carolina Biological Supply Company website and are just as disappointed as our valued customers to see it leave. There are other options available to support teachers and bolster students’ understanding, including resources and products covering cell structure and function, osmosis and diffusion, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and more.

See how Carolina supports teaching and learning in biology . . .

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Eddy Rodriguez November 3, 2022 - 3:12 pm

I really miss this game. It was awe-inspiring. I liked the theme it had, how it taught one organelle after another, and the most interesting part was defending your cell from different environments. So I have decided to try to make a replica of this game but with different ideas. I want to create a game similar to cell craft.

CBS_Polly November 4, 2022 - 9:41 am

We miss CellCraft too! We would love to see what you come up with.

Ariyana February 23, 2023 - 7:13 pm

To make it where my students can have fun, but also learn and so it will make it easier for me to teach them, and find way where they won’t be bored or hate me for teaching them about cell in the mitochondrion prokaryotes, and all that good stuff.


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