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DNAZip! by Snaremedia

About DNAZip!

When a cell divides in two, its DNA must be copied so that each cell inherits a complete copy of DNA. The DNA helix is unzipped and each half is rezipped with bases (A, C, T, G) floating in the cell. In this game, you play the character Zip to help the protein zipper (DNA polymerase) complete the DNA code. Zip needs to capture the matching base and deliver it to the protein to keep it going. But you need to be quick! Zip needs to figure out the DNA code and navigate platforms made from microtubules and actin filaments before time runs out!

DNAZip! Gameplay from Bonnie Scott on Vimeo.


  • BONNIE SCOTT, PhD - Project Manager | Game Designer | Artist | Researcher
    MSc Candidate, Biomedical Communications, University of Toronto Mississauga
  • SARAH CHU - Game Designer | Artist | Researcher
    PhD Candidate, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • LYNDA HAUSMAN - Programmer | Researcher
    Professor, Game Programming, Humber College
  • FREDD EYLES - Programmer
    Student, Game Programming, Humber College
    BA Music, Humber College

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DNAZip! can only run on Windows and not Mac OS. This is because it was designed as an Xbox game (Microsoft software) and modified to run on a personal computer. After downloading and unzipping the folder, double-click on the setup.exe application file to start the game installation. If the game has difficulty running or displaying, check that your monitor resolution is set to 1024 x 768 px and that your anti-virus software is not blocking the program.

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