Design Gene

Design Gene


(2 stars)


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1,000 - 5,000 downloads

  • Free
  • It becomes boring very quickly
  • Some user interface and playability flaws
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Reviewed by / Jul 24, 2013

A tetris with letters from the genetic code

As in a normal Tetris game, in Design Gene pieces randomly fall and you have to arrange them in a way they don't reach the top which will mean game over. However, rules have changed a little bit, and you have to match A blocks with T ones, and G blocks with C ones. If you let them fall where they have to, they will disappear, otherwise, they pile up.

At least, that's the idea. Truth is that the bottom lines are hidden and you have to memorize where you placed what, and there are no difficulty levels or stages or anything to spice up the game. In the end, all this genetic theme seems only a excuse to disguise a poor Tetris game with no music or playability. It doesn't help to learn not even a little about the topic nor it's actually fun at all.

Developer's original description available here
This is the tile-matching game inspired from famous game, Tetris and genetic code in biology.

In molecular biology and genetics, the linking between two nitrogenous bases on opposite complementary DNA or certain types of RNA strands that are connected via hydrogen bonds is called a base pair. In DNA base pairing, adenine (A) forms a base pair with thymine (T) and guanine (G) forms a base pair with cytosine (C).

So, this pairing rule is the base of the game rule, that is, block A must match with T, and G with C. User can move the falling block to left, right, or down. And it will check one pair from the same column and near two rows to see if they follow the rule. If all the pair in the two rows is matched, then, these two rows will be disappeared. And user can get points.

To be a gene designer and enjoy the game.

Recently changed in this version

1) add more types of pieces;
2) add rotation operation.
3) Fix display issue.
4) add rank function.

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