Normally we thought that playing video games quit waste of time. Even though some may quit useful for relaxation and learning. Here I just share about a new game in android and is the market, which is quit more than that.
Play to Cure™: Genes in Space
It is the world’s first free mobile game that uses the collective force of players to analyse real genetic data and help beat cancer sooner.
The game is based around genetic cancer data and you have to collect as much “Element Alpha” as you are able. By playing this game, you are helping to examine genetic data, speeding up the process of identifying faults in the data and thus helping to advance cancer research. Not a bad “waste of time” for a few minutes’ of casual gaming.
The game itself is standard; you are given a map showing concentrated pockets of Element Alpha and you plot a route between the densest collected pockets of this space dust. Then all you have to do is get in your spaceship and off you go, attempting to follow the course you have mapped, flying between the waypoints and blasting the asteroids.
In order to advance to the next level, you need to collect as much Element Alpha as you can, as your advancement is based on how much Element Alpha you have collected; between missions you can sell your cargo to upgrade your spacecraft.
Genes in Space are a fine shoot-‘EM-up. You can relax and ‘get your game on’ to your hearts content, as you know you are accomplishing more than wasting time. You are doing something far more productive instead; helping battle Cancer
The science behind the game
The data analysis goes back to our scientists at two key points:
- Firstly, when you map your route through the Element Alpha
- Secondly, when you fly your spaceship through the intergalactic space course to collect this substance.
By playing Genes in Space you’ll be analysing significant amounts of genetic data which would have taken scientists hours to do. This data can then be used to develop new life saving treatments. Share with your friends…