Mold Rush

Mould Rush a slow, online multiplayer strategy game, played over several days. As the microbes grow and propagate, their growth patterns are live-streamed onto Mould Rush Game Channel on 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.

The Game

Mould Rush is a strategy game using actual growing fungus (and other microbes). Players compete in real-time, to claim the largest territory, and they can bomb other’s cells by actually spraying germicide, or physically removing them with a scalpel.

There are 3 main commands: To collect, to block, and to kill, which are sent by players through chat box on Twitch channel:

Collecting cells
Blocking and killing cells
Kill commands in action: Bleach bombing
Scene from Mould Rush game broadcast on Twitch: Mission Volcano
Scene from Mould Rush game broadcast on Twitch: Mission Penicillin Islands
Battlegrounds
Live and past game session streams found at: www.twitch.tv/mould_rush