Visit BGR's homepage for more stories. It was a unusual turn of events but it's one that has clearly inspired the game's developers as they're now making a new game mode that tasks players with stopping the spread of a deadly outbreak.
Ndemic Creations already explained that Plague Inc shouldn't be used as a scientific model and that there are better sources for learning about Coronavirus spread prevention and treatment but the developers are not stopping there.More news: Coronavirus: Is lost sense of smell, taste an early symptom?
The game's developer Ndemic Creations is creating the new game mode on feedback from the World Health Organization and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.
Work on this reverse version of the standard Plague Inc setup started after players began requesting a mode where they could save the world instead of bringing it to an untimely end. 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. 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.More news: Britain's Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus
"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", Ndemic explained.
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