Mould Rush

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

Mould Rush is the world’s first ever online strategy game that is driven by real-time growth of living micro-organisms.

It is also a slow, online multiplayer strategy game, played over several days. As the microbes grow and propagate, their growth patterns are live-streamed onto popular social media platform Twitch.tv, where the gameplay takes place. Every game, or ‘campaign’, is played in a completely unique landscape, formed by a seemingly-random nature in which microbial communities form and interact with each other. They help us to immerse ourselves in an alternative or parallel world, not shaped by computer simulations, but by real microbial jungles, grown by the tangible biological processes.

Scene from Mould Rush game broadcast on Twitch: Mission Volcano
Scene from Mould Rush game broadcast on Twitch: Mission Penicillin Islands
‘Strategic bombing raid’ on mould cells: Translating online commands into real-world actions
Battleground 1, post-game.
Battleground 2, post-game.
Battleground 3, post-game.