Of late, we've been thinking a lot about how sickness travels from person-to-person and that kinda got us back into the Plague Inc [$0.99] mood. Released back in May 2012, Plague Inc is a simulation game that puts you in the shoes of a deadly plague's manager. Basically, you make a plague, mutate specific parts of that plague, and then watch it spread across the world. If you're a good enough disease designer, you'll annihilate the entire planet. If you suck, the world will scramble together a cure before the curtains close.

It might be a slow game, but it's an intensely interesting one, as you've got to quickly and constantly make decisions based on where you plague is, where it needs to go, and what kind of folks it needs to infect. People have been loving this game and creator Ndemic Creations has done an awesome job with releasing a ton of post-release support.

Jared and I spent some more time with it the other afternoon. Check it out, if you haven't yet:

Plague Inc is available as a paid app and you can get a bunch of new mutations and two new modes via IAP.

  • http://entrepreneurialblog.com Niclas Johansson

    ... And, worth adding, all the IAP content is also unlockable by just, you know, putting in the effort and getting better at the game.

  • MrSHakerEsq

    This game is the mutts nuts. Interested to hear back how the developers presentation to the disease agency goes, and whether or not this will result in further development ideas in the game.

  • the fish

    I'm curious what comes after zombies. I'm on my fifth zombie play through on the hardest difficulty. Can't figure out how to kill these humans...but I will.

    • TheEvilRobot

      Evil Laugh:

      AH HAHAHA
      AH HAHAHAHA
      AH HAHAHAHAHA

      Ya I had an easy time with bacteria on casual, but it took me like 20 tries with the necro virus on casual.

      Guess I'm still a noob at this game :(

      Tons of fun though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.vaughan.9887 James Vaughan

    Heh, a close one! I would have got more cold resistance early on before they shut the borders :P

  • one.sixty.four

    Is it possible to get all of the other types of virus and game modes with out buying a IAP?

    • Zeldaniac

      Yep. To get the new modes, these are your options:

      1. Beat the game on all modes on brutal difficulty
      2. Get an IAP cracker
      3. Alter the game files with an SSH client or iFile (my choice)

      • Illuminerdy

        Two of them take money from hardworking devs! Joy!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600515876 Damjan Cvetkov-Dimitrov

        All take money from hardworking devs :] Not just the 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexkunzelmann Alex Kunzelmann

    Imagine Steve Ballmer on stage yelling "Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve! Devolve!"

  • http://twitter.com/Micahsa Micah Peterson

    "Think of all the people you killed on the way. You should feel good about that."
    Best TA Plays quote ever!
    Great video guys, money spent.

  • JohnnyPark

    At one point they had unlocked every aspect of the game and then afterwards, with an update, locked everything down again. Really? You want me NOW to pay for something that I had for free? DELETE!