Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. for info on coronavirus

Transcript On January 24 the videogame company Ndemic Creations tweeted that its website had gone off-line due to high levels of play of the game “Plague Inc.” Plague Inc. is an app and online video game where players actually become…

Video game company urges players to avoid Plague Inc. for info on coronavirus

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On January 24 the videogame company Ndemic Creations tweeted that its website had gone off-line due to high levels of play of the game “Plague Inc.”

Plague Inc. is an app and online video game where players actually become a disease and aim to infect the world by developing new means of transmission and symptoms.

Game designers say the videogame is designed to be realistic and informative.

But now company officials say the game may be too realistic and informative because a surge of new users jammed up its website last week looking for information on how coronavirus is spread.

Ndemic officials are warning people to seek information about the disease from official local and global health authorities rather than relying on its videogame.

And they have linked a page from the World Health Organization about coronavirus to its website.

Posted – 1.27.20

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