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Plague Inc. Tells Its Players To Seek Official Information On Coronavirus

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A video game, Plague Inc., that teaches players about how diseases spread has gained a lot of popularity amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus.


Plague Inc. developed by Ndemic Creations is a game where its players become a disease. Then they’ll try to infect the world by developing new means of transmission and symptoms.


Ndemic Creations, however, is warning players not to rely on the game, but to seek the information they require from official sources instead.


Chinese officials are doing their best to contain the fast-moving coronavirus. However, the virus has spread from the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, across the world.


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“The current coronavirus outbreak is a very real situation which is impacting a huge number of people,” Ndemic Creations, said in a statement.


The company added:


“We would always recommend that players get their information directly from local and global health authorities,”.


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The company then added a link to a page from the World Health Organization (WHO) with information about coronavirus.


Ndemic Creations initially posted on twitter that its website will be going offline due to high levels of gameplay.



The company also said it often records surge in new players amid new disease outbreaks. With people trying to have a better understanding of how diseases operate and spread.

Plaque Inc. now fully operational

James Vaughan, The game’s creator, now says Plague Inc. is back online and fully operational in the wake of the spreading coronavirus. Vaughan spoke at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention after the organization recognized his game as a new method of teaching people about the spread of disease.


Ndemic Creations in a statement said that the game was made to be “realistic and informative, while not sensationalizing serious real-world issues.” It also added that the game should not be relied upon for information about the disease.


More than 50 people have been killed by Coronavirus.


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