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Culture Wars

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In Culture Wars, the player influences a population of realistic bacteria to complete objectives. The bacteria in the game behave very closely to bacteria in the real world. They use nutrients to survive, and they must find and collect more nutrients in order to replicate. They also mutate and pass on their mutations to their offspring. The player must influence the movements of the bacteria through chemoattractants, avoiding viruses and influencing the evolution of the bacterias' population to ensure its survival.

Culture Wars lies in a gray area between gaming and education and takes advantage of games' unique capability of demonstrating complex, working systems with dozens of interlocking parts. While playing Bacterium, the player can witness and influence the evolutionary process and interact with the mechanisms of genetic drift and natural selection. It plays like a strategy game, but the player comes out of the experience with a much more intuitive understanding of how the evolutionary process fits together.

Culture Wars was created by Stoz Studios, LLC and released through Butterscotch Shenanigans, LLC.

Music by Kevin MacLeod at

What's New in Version 1.1

Fast Forward
Multiplies game speed by 2 on one tap, and goes back to normal on second tap. Now you can set it and forget it, just like in the infomercials!
(WARNING: Setting and forgetting may result in extinction of bacterial population due to uncontrolled viral outbreak.)

Visual updates
Efficiency plasmids now come with some extra cellular goodies.

Toxin plasmids now come with a toxin dispenser, rearmounted for high speed chases (Note: high speed chase not likely due to... bacteria).

Resistance plasmids now come with a forcefield, so you can see the result of your careful evolutionary strategy on the fields of battle.

Momentum! Scrolling around now has some momentum and other tweaks to make it easier.

We'd like to give you all a big thanks for giving us your feedback. Butterscotch Shenanigans gamers are the best, and you help make our games the best.

Stay tuned for our next game, Galactic Factions, due out sometime in December, and follow us on every social media site you can think of. We'd love to chat.


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Customer Reviews

Waste of money

The app cannot correctly sync with where I touch the screen, making it impossible to play. Even after rebooting my phone and reinstalling the game, same issue. No other games have this issue.

For 2 dollars? Wow. Just wow.


I am completely unhappy with this, and I want my money back. I purchased the same game on my kindle, and it is way better on the kindle. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!


I like the game on PC but at the loading screen on iPad it crashes

Culture Wars
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 29.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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