The new coronavirus pandemic prompted Ndemic Creations to decide to create a mode for Plague Inc., allowing players to fight a deadly disease. According to the developer, the goal will be to do the opposite of what happens in the original game.
James Vaughan, creator of Plague Inc., also commented in a publication on the company’s website that the studio will donate $ 250,000 to help develop a cure for Covid-19. The money will be divided into the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund and the Innovation Coalition to Prepare for the Epidemic (CEPI).
“Eight years ago, I never imagined that the real world would look like Plague Inc. or that so many players would be using the game to help them overcome a real pandemic,” said Vaughan. “We are proud to be able to help support the vital work of WHO and CEPI as they work to find a vaccine for Covid-19.”
Plague Inc. was launched in 2012 for Android and iOS. The aim of the game is to control a disease and spread it around the world, before a cure is developed. In 2015 Plague Inc: Evolved was released, a version with several variations for Xbox One. The following year the game arrived for PC and Playstation 4. In February, Plague Inc. was banned in the Chinese App Store, the same period that the disease reached its peak. peak in the country.
Now, the game’s new mode will allow players to take the opposite path, and try to develop a disease, before it wipes out all of humanity.
“Players will have to balance the management of disease progression and strengthening health systems, as well as controlling real-world actions such as screening, quarantine, social detachment and closure of public services,” says the announcement on the Ndemic Creations website.
The update, which will be free, has no release date yet.