Pigeonetics seamlessly combines the fun of solving logic puzzles with the laws of Mendelian inheritance. Your goal is to choose the pigeon parents that will give you offspring with certain combinations of traits. The rules of the game are the rules of inheritance, you learn genetics just by playing the game!
The traits in Pigeonetics are all based on those found in actual pigeons. Beautiful graphics and music, along with the gentle coos of endearing pigeons, guide you through 26 puzzles of increasing difficulty. Related pages on the award-winning Learn.Genetics website provide more details about the molecular basis of inheritance, as well as additional information about the inherited characteristics in the game.
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Ratings and Reviews
Smooth, Stylish, and Educational!
It's amazing that Pigeonetics is free! Not only does each it teach the most important concepts related to genetics and inheritance, it also functions supremely smooth with smooth animations and an attractive art style! The game plays almost like an interactive story book with each introductory section of a level featuring natural clear professional narration. The game also includes a smooth and relaxing lounge jazz track, completely benign in every way. (Generally, I'm not too fond of background music.) The genetic concepts taught are not only generally essential, the specific information relating to pigeon genetics is 100% applicable to reality. To fans of pigeons, jazz, free applications, educational applications, and of course those interested in genetics and the principles that govern inheritance I highly recommend this app! My supreme thanks to all of the Pigeonetic developers and to the University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center!
The cons of this game is it's very short play-time. I was able to easily complete the game in less than an hour. Afterwards, there is nothing else the player is given to do. I'd love to see a pigeon creator sandbox mode where we can freely design a bird's alleles, better yet, I'd greatly appreciate a mode where we can not only customize pigeons, but breed them together having the offsprings alleles selected by the parent's genetics and probability.
I would buy this if it was turned into a game.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.