In Dish Life: The Game, experience the life of a stem cell researcher by managing the daily life of a laboratory and growing your very own stem cells. Manage your laboratory and nurture your stem cells to become a celebrated stem cell scientist. Come face to face with issues that stem cell scientists deal with daily; politics, social issues and staff problems are just a few of the types of dilemmas you’ll have to deal with in Dish Life.

Dish Life: The Game aims to educate and inform players of both the scientific processes of stem cell science as well as address the wider issues and misconceptions that are associated with stem cell research. This game is produced by the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc), with the support of the Wellcome Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council.

What’s New

Version 1.1

Bug Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

shwin21 ,

Great concept, but get’s repetitive

I love the concept of this game! The main issue is that there is a limited number of things you can do in the game, so it becomes very repetitive with minimal need for strategic thought/decision making. The projects don’t change - they are just different combinations of the same mundane tasks. The gameplay doesn’t change at all as you progress from undergraduate to professor, which is a great shortcoming. You have to play this game at three times speed or else its very slow. The dialogue boxes and conversations with colleagues do not affect gameplay at all and only hinder the flow of the game as you constantly have to exit out of dialogue boxes. The issues that arise in these dialogues could be opportunities for side quests or additional projects, such as addressing morale of the entire lab community. In summary, this is a noteworthy start to a unique game, but there is significant room for improvement.

Bon837263 ,


A cool concept, and fun to play but has quite a few glitches that made it unplayable early on. (Quests not completing, not being able to assign someone for differentiation and being stuck with a differentiating plate you can't use etc.)

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to play. Can you please email us at and we'll do our best to assist you in resolving your issue.

LamaSwa ,

Stuck with less petri dishes!

The game has a really cool concept, and I believe you can add more things to make it more interesting and more levels.
Some things become really repetitive, which makes it boring.
It’s very slow unless you play it three times faster.
I’m stuck now with two differentiation petri dishes that I can’t solve, I don’t know why. But it’s taking space out of all the dishes.
I’m hoping you can help with this issue.
I would also suggest if there is a skipping button for all the dialogues if I don’t really wanna go through all of them.

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