Save the World from Deadly Disease in Plague Inc: The Cure

Plague Inc: The Cure tasks players with keeping a deadly pandemic under control and erasing it from the planet.

Having destroyed the world with a deadly disease in Plague Inc. Evolved, Ndemic wants you to save it again in the newly released expansion Plague Inc. Evolved: The Cure.

Ndemic developed the expansion in partnership with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI) and the World Health Organization, and it's available on Steam, iOS, and Android now. Console versions will follow later.

In Plague Inc: The Cure, players must control a deadly pandemic raging across the world with the same level of strategy and depth as the original Plague Inc. Locating the disease and those affected by it is just the start.

An effective response must include economic support, incentives for nations to plan for quarantine, vaccine research, and more.

If all that sounds just a bit too close to home, CEPI CEO Richard Hatchett said:

Games like Plague Inc. Evolved: The Cure represent an incredibly important medium... to show the world the steps needed to address similar global health threats and their associated complexities.

We are delighted that Ndemic Creations have taken the initiative to raise awareness of both the tools needed and the challenges that must be overcome to rapidly and effectively respond to outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases.

That said, Ndemic also notes that The Cure's scenarios and recommendations are not 1:1 to real-world pandemic preparation and control. Ndemic said that Plague Inc: The Cure is free "until COVID-19 is under control."

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Feb. 1st 2021

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