Now on sale ‘Parallel evolution: Applied biology in video games’

Star-t Magazine Books has announced that ‘Parallel evolution: Applied biology in video games’, its new academic book focused on video game culture, is now available in bookstores throughout Spain . Written by Erik Aostri, biochemist and molecular biologist, with several informative scientific articles behind him, he is also a lover of video games. This volume of the Spanish publisher seeks to explore and delve into how biological science is related to culture and, more specifically, to video games.


Parallel evolution: Applied biology in video games, now available

The structure of ‘Parallel evolution: Biology applied to video games’ is very clear: the book is divided into six disciplines in the field of biology: zoology , physiology, genetics, microbiology and parasitology, biotechnology, and astrobiology.


In its 236 pages, Aostri explains, based on videogames such as Cyberpunk 2077, Resident Evil or Pokémon, some scientific concepts; from metamorphosis to ecosystems, viruses or pandemics. Even the functioning of neurons is treated. An essay on bioscience through video games, in short.


Aostri explains through certain video games such as Pokémon, Resident Evil or Cyberpunk 2077, scientific concepts such as metamorphosis and ecosystems, viruses and pandemics or how neurons work. That is to say, a very important essay on what science (especially bioscience) is behind many video games that we know.

You can find more information about the book on the official website of Star-t Magazine Books.

About the author:

Erik Aostri, born in 1992, grew up in Arrigorriaga, Bilbao, and has a master’s degree in Pharmacology from the Public University of the Basque Country (2015). Since 2017 he has been a researcher, a career that has allowed him to focus on the study of the brain. Among his scientific articles we find Life Science, popular for Ekaia (2016), Osagaiz (2017), Principia (2021) and the encyclopedia Elhuyar Zientzia eta Teknologia hiztegia (2016). He has also written a chapter of the book Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology (Springer, 2021).