A Little Escapism In These Trying Times
Now that we’re all living through a pandemic, simulating a plague seems less appealing. In light of this new reality, Plague Inc. developers Ndemic Creations are adding a Save the World Mode to their game wherein you stop a pandemic from consuming the planet. Now that’s a fantasy we can get behind.
In an official blog post, Plague Inc. creator James Vaughan breaks down the reasons for adding this new mode. He “never imagined the world would come to resemble a game of Plague Inc. or that so many players would be using Plague Inc. to get them through an actual pandemic.” Perhaps with this new mode, people can find a slightly healthier outlet for their fears.
There’s no concrete release date for the new Save the World mode just yet. Curious fans will just have to keep an eye out for its release. Meanwhile, Ndemic Creations are donating $250,000 to a couple of different critical COVID-19 organizations. The developers are also developing the new game mode “with the help of experts from the World Health Organisation, the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network and more.” Plague Inc. is available now on mobile and PC.