The people have spoken. The people, it turns out, would like anti-vaxers to be added to Plague Inc, an infect ’em up inspired by (well, copied from) hit noughties flash game Pandemic. You play as a disease attempting to eradicate humanity, like a viral incarnation of Nickelback*. Anyone who says Change.org never has a meaningful impact on the world is a fool.
Developers Ndemic Creations have heard your cries, and announced a special scenario involving anti-vaxers. An easier one, presumably.
The scenario has only been confirmed for the version of the game that is actually called Plague Inc – the one that actually only exists on phones, unlike the PC edition called Plague Inc: Evolved. Previous special scenarios have appeared in both, though, so I expect we’ll be buddying up with virus-loving hooligans soon. Yunno. The real monsters.
Alright, alright! You spoke, we listened. Neurie's very happy to hear that we're going to start figuring out anti-vaxxers soon. He's dying to try and get inside their heads. https://t.co/fYq09awgJc pic.twitter.com/Sof0aJE0yw
— Plague Inc. / Rebel Inc. (@NdemicCreations) February 26, 2019
The devs do point out that they’ve already made a science denial scenario, where every country in the world except one turns its back on sweet sweet science.
That Plague Inc Twitter account is worth a follow, by the way. Not for the boring videogame news – who even reads that anyway – but for the neat science articles they sprinkle inbetween. Like this one about translating brain waves into human speech.
You can grab Plague Inc: Evolved on Steam for £12/$15/€15.