Plague Inc Update Is Going To Let You Stop Pandemics

Yolanda Curtis
March 25, 2020

In addition, Ndemic has given away $250,000 to two organisations that are attempting to understand and mitigate coronavirus: the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the WHO's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

As we noted back in January, the spread of coronavirus sparked a renewed interest in Plague, Inc. which saw record-high numbers of concurrent players on Steam. In doing so, they entered into discussions about a possible new mode which would allow players to save the world from a disease outbreak - they're now working on this, and it will be a free update to all players. Players will have to "balance managing the disease progression and boosting healthcare systems as well as controlling real-world actions such as triaging, quarantining, social distancing and closing of public services" in this new game mode. It would seem this donation is the primary focus of today's announcement, but of course, the mention of a new mode for an eight-year-old game is exactly the kind of stuff that should interest our audience. The standard game mode forces you to win by infecting, and then killing everyone with your created disease. Developed with aid from the World Health Organization and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, players will have to prevent diseases from spreading using methods like quarantining, social distancing, closing public sources, and boosting healthcare systems. "Games have an important role in raising awareness of the challenges the world is now facing".

"In this unprecedented pandemic with unprecedented needs, global cooperation is more important than ever", said Elizabeth Cousens, President & CEO of the UN Foundation. The mode is being developed "with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and more".

I am so thankful to Ndemic Creations' contribution to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

You can download Plague Inc. on Google Play right now.

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