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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 10 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Dish Life: The Game is a puzzle narrative game where you play a stem cell researcher, managing a laboratory and growing stem cells.

You begin as an undergraduate in the lab, and start growing your stem cells, which are complete with animated faces. While attending to your friendly cells you need to juggle other tasks. Because you can only complete tasks one at a time, you soon start collaborating with virtual colleagues to accelerate the work.

As you progress you develop your laboratory and nurture your stem cells to become a celebrated stem cell scientist. Although very much a game, the focus here is on a real experience of the work. This means that you come face to face with what scientists deal with: politics, social issues and staff problems. Here, you are not provided easy answers, but asked how you want to tackle them.

This game is produced by the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc), with the support of the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council. As such, it has educational aims of informing players of both the scientific processes of stem cell science as well as address the wider issues and misconceptions that are associated with stem cell research. Unusually, it manages to do this without feeling heavy handed, and letting the gameplay speak for itself rather than offer busy work between the scientific or moral lessons.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 24/02/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Developer: Dish Life Game (@DishLifeGame)




We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.


Dish Life: The Game usually costs £0 to £2.89. 

Dish Life: The Game

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC £2.89
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Dish Life: The Game Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DishLifeGame) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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