Plague Inc., a strategic mobile game to infect the world, has a new mode called “The Cure” and is free to play until COVID-19 is under control. This game mode is completely opposite to what the base game offers in that it is all about saving the world from a global pandemic rather than infecting it. The developers worked with global experts on this expansion, which the team said is the largest to date. Plague Inc. is available free of charge from the Google Play Store and the App Store.
The Cure is an extension for Plague Inc. released in 2012 and developed by Ndemic Creations. The game was originally based on the concept of ending human life by spreading a pathogen around the world. It uses realistic simulations to make the experience more interesting and challenging. The Cure, on the other hand, is completely opposite to the original idea, as it is about saving the world by stopping a deadly global pandemic. You need to allocate resources, make face masks mandatory, implement lockdowns, and try to develop a vaccine.
Players will have to send research teams around the world to find the patient’s zero point, monitor the rate at which the virus is spreading, and manage tests accordingly. You have to use various means such as contact tracing, bans and border closings to limit the spread. Players must also ensure compliance with quarantine and lockout rules and implement policies to encourage community support.
The cure was developed with the help of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Coalition for Innovation in Epidemic Preparation (CEPI), and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
“From tracing contacts to vaccine development and manufacturing, Plague Inc: The Cure sums up the complexities of a global pandemic response and demonstrates the importance of international collaboration to address such a threat,” said Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI .
The developers have stated that the game will be free for all players until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control for both Android and iOS users.
“Games like Plague Inc: The Cure are an incredibly important vehicle for education and public awareness that can be used to show the world the steps it needs to take to address similar global health threats and related complexities,” added Hatchett .
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