Plague Inc is very well known for its unique premise where players take control of a virus strain to start a pandemic. It’s so well done in fact, that the creator James Vaughan was even invited to give talks to the CDC detailing the simulation models seen in game.
With the next expansion however, the game is flipping its script and this time putting you on the opposite end, where you have to stop the pandemic by dispatching research teams around the world to find patient zero, and track the spread of the virus.
It has been created with the help of world health and infectious disease experts from all over the world including the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), World Health Organisation (WHO) and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), Plague Inc: The Cure sees players balance social, economic and global health factors in order to keep the disease under control whilst also maintaining public trust.
Plague Inc: The Cure is now available as an expansion and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. It will be available on PC soon, and will be free until Covid-19 is under control.