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Pandemic game Plague Inc climbs charts after coronavirus outbreak

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Game was first released in 2012 and has had sales boosts before at times of health scaresA video game about a world-ravaging pandemic that kills half of humanity has shot to the top of Apple’s App Store in China at the same time as three cities have been put into lockdown to halt the spread of the coronavirus.Plague Inc, first released in 2012, is a strategy game in which players take on the role of causing a pandemic. They must evolve their pathogen, balancing infectiousness, lethality and visibility, in order to succeed at infecting and killing as many people as possible before humanity invents and deploys a cure. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/jan/24/pandemic-game-plague-inc-climbs-charts-after-coronavirus-outbreak

Author : Alex Hern Technology editor

Publish date : 2020-01-24 16:13:23

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