Antidote: An interactive mobile game as a platform for disease awareness

The game attracts – and keeps – players’ attention and can be used as a platform for disease awareness and public health campaigns. It can also direct people to high-quality information on vaccination, treatments and healthy behaviour. Olli Rundgren, founder of Psyon Games, believes interactive mobile games may be the answer. Five years ago, he assembled a team that includes the developer of the smash hit ‘Angry Birds’, along with artists and experts in immunology. Together they created ‘Antidote’ – a game that combines fun and strategic skill with education. While playing, the players take quick tutorials where they learn about how different bacteria and viruses work and how the human immune system fights them. They typically spend over five minutes per session on tutorials, applying this knowledge in the game.

Play Antidote now!

Antidote: Battle of the stem cell is a defensive strategy game, set under the microscope in a futuristic lab. Defend your stem cell against hordes of bacteria and viruses!

  • It's easy to pick up and play
  • Full of cute (and slimy?) characters with different behaviours
  • Make it as easy or hard as you like with exciting unlocks and upgrades
  • Beautiful levels, each handcrafted by us
  • All the standard fare: achievements, high scores
  • The first game that admits it's full of dangerous viruses!

Antidote is a premium quality, free to download and play game for mobile phones, a fast-paced, casual, strategic game, built on real science.

Part of what makes Antidote so new and original is that it's built on real science. Kind of like Kerbal Space Program, Cities: Skylines and Civilization, it's definitely an entertainment game, but if you dig a little deeper, you'll find a lot of amazing facts and understanding.

Antidote is available worldwide on iOS and Android. It's free to download and play, so there's absolutely nothing stopping you from downloading it right now. Go get them bacteria!

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