Plague Inc. Getting Free New Mode in Which You Fight a Pandemic

Ruben Fields
March 25, 2020

Ndemic Creations has been in the news a bunch lately, all because the developer made a game about a virus outbreak eight years ago. So at the very least, everyone should be able to jump into the new mode whenever it lands, but if you'd like to play through the old mode where infecting the world with a deadly virus is the goal, you can install the current version of Plague Inc from the Play Store widget below.

The team at Ndemic have been particularly conscious of their game's place amongst all of this, and have consistently tried to raise awareness by pointing people to seek advice and follow guidelines established by the World Health Organisation and Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

The developer also plans on placing a notification in the Plague Inc., calling on players to donate money to the COVID-19 Solidarity Respond Fund. The new gameplay mode is being developed with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and more. The studio also said that while arranging the $250,000 donation, "we were repeatedly asked if we could make a game which let the player work to stop an outbreak".

The creators of Plague, Inc. have announced they are working on a new mode for the pandemic strategy sim "which lets players save the world from a deadly disease outbreak". Some of these methods are already being used today in response to COVID-19.

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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.

There's no specific date as to when the new mode will be available, but the company indicated in a post that the update will be free to all users and will likely be coming soon.

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread.

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