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Plague Inc: The Cure is out now, free until 'COVID-19 is under control'

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Plague Inc: Evolved just got the biggest expansion it's ever seen with Plague Inc: The Cure. You can play it free right now too, as there's no cost until 'COVID-19 is under control'.

Really great stuff from Ndemic Creations who worked together with global health organisations including the WHO, CEPI and GOARN. The idea here is to simulate how the world reacts to fight off a deadly disease so it's very much the opposite of what you do in the normal Plague Inc: Evolved. You can read more behind the scenes work on the CEPI website page for the game. It tries to keep to real science often, although there's often plenty that has to be simplified due to such a real thing being vastly complex.

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  • Hunt the Disease: Dispatch research teams around the world to find patient zero, track the spread of the outbreak and support local responses.
  • Control the Outbreak: Implement measures such as contact tracing, lockdowns and border closures to limit the spread of the outbreak, whilst getting people to wash their hands and preparing hospitals to prevent them getting overwhelmed.
  • Support the Economy: People won’t comply with poorly designed quarantine measures; use furlough schemes and other policies to drive community support and consensus.
  • Develop a Vaccine: Research, manufacture and distribute a vaccine to stop the disease. Work carefully and promote global cooperation to accelerate development.

Grab it on Steam now as a free DLC. Plague Inc: Evolved is also 60% off on Steam to help more people have a go until February 4.

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fagnerln Jan 28, 2021
They earned a lot with this pandemy, many people started playing it because of covid, maybe a bad unintentionally marketing, and now with the cure they are making a genius marketing.
TheRiddick Jan 29, 2021
All ready for covid-20 or 21? apparently its happening in some places around the world. Time will tell if the current vaccines can help against it (they speculate yes, but well, we'll see)
Kimyrielle Jan 29, 2021
Just to clarify, it's free to play until the devs deem Covid to be "under control", but then you have to purchase it to continue playing? Or is it free as in you-get-to-keep-it?
DjBRINE1 Feb 6, 2021
Quoting: KimyrielleJust to clarify, it's free to play until the devs deem Covid to be "under control", but then you have to purchase it to continue playing? Or is it free as in you-get-to-keep-it?
On mobile version you can still buy this DLC even though it's availiable for a couple of months before PC release. I have no idea if Steam can just retract your DLC access though.
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