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Amino Acids are the first purchase you make toward evolution. Each one creates roughly 0.05 Entropy without any upgrades bought. They are the cheapest generators you can buy.

In-Game Description[]

"Atoms and molecules bond together to create amino acids, organic compounds that combine to build proteins. They are some of the most essential building blocks for life."

Upgrades[]

  • RNA (300% more efficient):

"RNA is responsible for transferring genetic code from the nucleus to ribosomes to make proteins. It controls gene expression and regulation."

Cost: 600 Entropy

  • Volcano (300% more efficient):

"The carbon dioxide produced by erupting prehistoric volcanos warmed the Earth, and was a major catalyst in making Earth habitable in its early stages of development."

Cost: 850 Entropy

  • Polypeptides (50% more efficient):

"When amino acids bond together, they create a chain that becomes an integral building block in creating proteins."

Cost: 535,080 Entropy

  • Enzymes (100% more efficient):

"To produce a reaction, you must first have a catalyst. Enzymes act as the trigger for biochemical reactions. They are necessary to kickstart the metabolic processes that sustain life."

Cost: 579.86 M Entropy

Achievements[]

  • Amino Origins (Create 25 Amino Acids):

"In 1806, French chemists Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin and Pierre Jean Roubiquet isolated a compound in asparagus named asparagine, the first amino acid to be discovered."

  • Acids, Acids Everywhere (Create 50 Amino Acids):

"A complete protein is a food source that contains an adequate proportion of each of the nine essential amino acids necessary in the human diet."

  • Acid Trip (Create 100 Amino Acids):

"What do you call an acid with an attitude? An A—Mean—Oh acid!"

  • Peptide Bonding (Create 150 Amino Acids):

"When you combine two common amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine, they create the artificial sweetener aspartame. This is commonly found in sugar-free and diet sodas."

  • Protein Chain (Create 250 Amino Acids):

"9 amino acids that are essential for human life cannot be produced naturally be the human body, and thus must be consumed as food."

Tech Tree of Life
Primordial Soup
Amino AcidDNAProkaryotic CellEukaryotic Cell
Ocean
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Land
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