Colony B

Colony B

Colony B is a fast paced puzzle mobile game developed at McGill University that allows you to contribute to research on microbes. In Colony B, you are in charge of growing a colony of bacteria. Bacteria accumulate to survive. Your goal is to identify clusters of bacteria that are accumulating. Theses clusters generate points based on their density, and allow you in turn to grow your colony. The results are used to analyze data from the American Gut Project based at University of California San Diego. Play Colony B and become a citizen scientist!



Contribute to research on the human microbiome
casual | puzzle | medicine | computer (browser) | Android | iOS

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Gaming for gut research, with Colony B

New game advances research into the microbes that play a role in our health Scientists are increasingly making links between the range of colonies of microorganisms that live on and within us, our lifestyle habits, […]

UC San Diego Health Sciences News: Gaming for Gut Research

Nearly 8,500 “citizen scientists” have sent in stool samples and lifestyle information to the American Gut Project to learn more about their microbiomes — the unique combinations of microbes that inhabit our bodies — and […]

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