Shit got a little too real. Just before the global outbreak of COVID-19, Plague Inc saw a spike in concurrent players as people evidently wanted to simulate how an epidemic-turned-pandemic could potentially wipe out civilization. Plague Inc developers Ndemic Creations pled that the game shouldn’t be viewed as a scientific model, but that didn’t stop curious minds from trying to digitally forecast the apocalypse.
Now that everything has gone completely sideways, Ndemic is giving Plague Inc a 180-degree face turn. It’s working on a free mode where you attempt to save the world, ridding it of a pandemic. Ndemic describes this new mode by saying “Players will have to balance managing disease progression and boosting healthcare systems as well as controlling real-world actions such as triaging, quarantining, social distancing and closing of public services.” Just like the base game, this spin will be similarly scientific. Ndemic is consulting experts from groups such as the World Health Organization and the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.
Ndemic is doing more to fight coronavirus than just working on Plague Inc. It also donated $250,000 to the cause, which is being split between the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and the World Health Organization.
Plague Inc Gives a Quarter of a Million Dollars to Fight COVID-19 [Ndemic Creations]