Virtual Pandemic, Real Insight

Developers can ground games in real Earth science and data, rather than making them purely fictional.

Plague Inc. isn’t just a fun game, it’s also based on real science, so by playing you learn a lot about the behaviour of viruses – a great example of Intrinsic Integration!

During the COVID pandemic, over a hundred and twenty million people played it to get a better understanding of the situation, which lead the devs to team up with the World Health Organization to develop a free spin off named The Cure designed to help players understand how to beat COVID.