Cells to Singularity was a game at Play NYC that I happened upon purely by chance. The developer from Computer Lunch was wearing a Rupie t-shirt and I had thought that he was with that company. Rather, he was one of the many developers whose booths were sponsored by that company. I figured I would learn a bit about the game since I was there anyway and I feel like I may have stumbled onto something interesting.
This particular title is an idle clicker game, just like AdVenture Capitalist, Cookie Clicker, or any of the innumerable other kinds of titles with similar gameplay mechanics. What makes Cells to Singularity stand out is the fact that it tells the journey of the evolution of mankind from the very beginning. You build up evolution points by clicking/tapping and can use those to buy the building blocks of life like Amino Acids and DNA.
As you work your way through the tech tree, you’ll make your way up to mankind and the modern era. The game won’t stop there, however. It has plans to go all the way up to the technological singularity, a point in time where mankind’s technological development explodes at a rapid pace.
Cells to Singularity is available to play via a web browser on PC or on Android. At the moment, the Android version is about a month ahead of development as compared to the desktop version. I’m not certain if it’s my browser or what, but the web version seemed awfully laggy. The Android version ran much more smoothly, and a future update to the desktop version might hopefully smooth things out a bit.
If you want to check this game out, you can play the desktop version on a browser by going to its website or download it for Android via Google Play completely for free. Do note that you may have to disable Adblock on the web version and that it’s currently in beta with microtransactions.
What do you think of Cells to Singularity? Does the idea of an educational idle clicker appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check out what else we saw at Play NYC by going to our Play NYC 2018 Coverage Hub.