About Cell Machine Game

Cell Machine, a strategy game created for the GMTK Game Jam 2020, stands out with its innovative concept and engaging gameplay mechanics. The game follows a simple premise – each cell within the game has a basic function such as movement or spawning other cells. But when these cells combine, more complex and unpredictable behaviors emerge.

The game draws inspiration from cellular automata like Conway’s Game of Life, introducing fascinating questions about deterministic behavior into gameplay. The objective in Cell Machine is to arrange cells in a way that results in the destruction of an enemy cell. The cell-based machines you create, however, can grow exponentially and potentially spiral “out of control”.

Cell Machine offers a rich gaming experience, blending strategic planning and fast-paced gameplay. While setting the initial conditions on the grid of cells is within the player’s control, what unfolds after pressing the play button is a purely automated simulation. This unique gameplay design where you only set the initial conditions, but can’t control anything during the simulation, adds an extra layer of challenge and excitement to the game.