Defend the city of Bacterium from viral annihilation!
The city is under attack and needs a hero to save the day! Play as noble defender Cris Perotein. You’ll need to act fast to stop an army of viral villains from taking over the city. Will you be quick enough?
Play through levels that get harder and harder to learn the ropes of CRISPR defense. Phage Invaders is available to play through your browser or you can download on desktop, iPhone, or iPad. Good luck!
Jennifer Doudna is challenging YOU to beat her score! Do you have what it takes?
Phage Invaders is available as a free mobile app for iPhone and iPad!
Play survival mode and record your high score in the Game Center to see how you compare to other players. Download today!
Follow the on-screen instructions to learn to play. In brief:
Finished the main mission and don’t want to replay the intro levels? From the main menu, click “ENDLESS PLAY MODE” to go straight to phase 5, a brutal, infinite onslaught of phages.
A standalone Mac app is available to download here and PC version is available here (requires Windows 10).
*Note for Mac users: If you have trouble opening apps created by unidentified developers, control-click the Phage Invaders icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu. Select Open when prompted. Phage Invaders will be saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it normally in the future.
This game introduces a range of scientific concepts, from the fundamental central dogma of biology to the complex mechanisms of CRISPR immunity. Stay tuned for resources on how to use this game in your next biology lesson plan!
Already using it or have questions? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Phage Invaders was created by an IGI team including a high schooler, an undergrad, and two PhD scientists in partnership with Vital Mind Media. For full credits, click “CREDITS” on the main game menu.