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A Fond Farewell to CellCraft

CellCraft, the longstanding fun and educational game used by biology students and teachers for more than a decade, is no longer available.

Carolina Staff

They say that all good things must come to an end, and that is what has happened to CellCraft.

Created by a team at Wake Forest University comprising scientists, middle schoolers, and software developers, this free educational game supported biology students as they learned important concepts about cellular respirations, evolution, and organelles.

The game won rave reviews. It had more than 2.5 million gameplays worldwide in its first three months and continued to be a favorite as students and gamers alike sought to help their cells evolve in a hostile environment.

Since the game was popular, why is it no longer available? Simply put, computer technology evolved. CellCraft is based on Flash technology, which is no longer supported by Adobe and will be blocked by most web browsers. Adobe now strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems.

Finding Biology Resources

As a leading supplier of science education materials, tools, and resources, we have been proud to offer access to CellCraft on the Carolina Biological Supply Company website and are just as disappointed as our valued customers to see it leave. There are other options available to support teachers and bolster students’ understanding, including resources and products covering cell structure and function, osmosis and diffusion, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and more.

See how Carolina supports teaching and learning in biology . . .

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