The sport studio behind Plague Inc has reminded gamers to confer with actual world sources and never a videogame to seek out out in regards to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Please do not forget that Plague Inc is a sport, not a scientific mannequin and that the present coronavirus outbreak is a really actual scenario which is impacting an enormous variety of individuals. We might at all times advocate that gamers get their data immediately from native and world well being authorities, ” stated Ndemic Creations on its web site.
The sport has seen a surge in recognition, not too long ago turning into the highest paid app on the Apple App Retailer in China the place the coronavirus outbreak originated.
The studio is acquainted with such surges, saying that the eight-year-old sport goes viral each time there’s a illness outbreak.
Our web site is at present offline resulting from very excessive participant numbers. I am copying our assertion on the coronavirus outbreak right here so individuals can nonetheless see it.https://t.co/pA6CUS7nJI pic.twitter.com/StXP6aemDe
— Plague Inc. / Insurgent Inc. (@NdemicCreations) January 24, 2020
“We see a rise in gamers, as individuals search to seek out out extra about how illnesses unfold and to know the complexities of viral outbreaks,” the corporate stated.
The corporate additionally added that it has even acquired questions from gamers and the media in regards to the virus.
It claimed that the sport was designed to be life like and informative whereas not sensationalising real-world points, main it to be recognised by the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention and different medical organisations all over the world.