Plague Inc. is a strategy mobile game that is based on infecting the world. The game has got the latest mode which is called ‘The Cure’ and it is free to play till the pandemic is under control. This game mode is the opposite of what the base game provides as it involves saving the world from a global outbreak, rather than infecting it. The makers have worked with international experts for this expansion, which is the biggest one till now as per the team. Plague Inc. is free and can be availed on Google Play as well as the App Store.
The Cure is an expansion for Plague Inc. that was rolled out in the year, 2012 and created by Ndemic Creations. The game was formerly based on the concept of ending human life by spreading a pathogen worldwide. It uses realistic simulations to make the experience more thought-provoking and exciting. The Cure is wholly opposed to the creative idea as it comprises saving the world by discontinuing a deadly global outbreak. Players will have to assign resources, make facemasks compulsory, implement lockdowns, and try to make a vaccine.
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Players will have to dispatch research teams around the globe to find patient 0, check the speed at which the virus is scattering, and manage to test consequently. They will have to use diverse means like contact tracing, lockdowns, and border closures to limit the spread. Players will further have to make players obey isolation and lockdown rules, and implement strategies to drive community support.
The Cure has been developed with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO), Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN).
“From contact tracing to vaccine development and manufacturing, Plague Inc: The Cure encapsulates the complexities of a global pandemic response and highlights how crucial international collaboration is needed to address such a threat,” said Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI.
The developers have said that the game will be free for all players till the COVID-19 pandemic is under control for both Android and iOS users.
“Games like Plague Inc: The Cure represent an incredibly important medium for education and public awareness that can be used to show the world the steps needed to address similar global health threats and their associated complexities,” added Hatchett.