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China bans popular video game Plague Inc. which simulates a killer virus that wipes out humanity

China bans popular video game Plague Inc. that simulates a murderous virus that destroys humanity (and shows great similarities with how the corona virus spreads around the world)

  • The 79p mobile game Plague Inc. is played by 130 million people worldwide
  • The goal is to create a deadly disease and then affect as many people as possible
  • But the company issued a statement that the game was banned in China

China has banned the popular video game Plague Inc., which simulates a murderous virus that destroys humanity – and it has huge similarities with how coronavirus is spreading around the world.

Plague Inc. – made by British entrepreneur James Vaughan for only £ 2500 – is played by more than 130 million people worldwide.

The goal is to create a deadly disease and then affect as many people as possible. It is the number 1 strategic game in the world.

The 79p mobile phone app – also available on consoles and PCs – was created eight years ago by Mr. Vaughans’ start-up company Ndemic Creations in Bristol.

In the game Plague Inc. The goal is to create a deadly disease and then affect as many people as possible. It is the number 1 strategic game in the world

In the game Plague Inc. The goal is to create a deadly disease and then affect as many people as possible. It is the number 1 strategic game in the world

The game eerily reflects what happened in real life when an unknown bacterium emerges, spreading around the world until more and more people are infected

The game eerily reflects what happened in real life when an unknown bacterium emerges, spreading around the world until more and more people are infected

The game eerily reflects what happened in real life when an unknown bacterium emerges, spreading around the world until more and more people are infected

But the game of more than 12 years has become increasingly popular in China since Coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – started spreading across the country last month.

The game eerily reflects what happened in real life when an unknown bacterium emerges, spreading around the world until more and more people are infected.

Nations then work on a cure and some even close their borders.

It rose to the number one most downloaded game in the country version of the Apple Store.

But the company issued a statement that the game was banned in China.

The tweette: “We are really sad to announce that Plague Inc. has been removed from the China App Store.

It rose to the number one most downloaded game in the country version of the Apple Store. But the company issued a statement that the game was banned in China

It rose to the number one most downloaded game in the country version of the Apple Store. But the company issued a statement that the game was banned in China

It rose to the number one most downloaded game in the country version of the Apple Store. But the company issued a statement that the game was banned in China

“This is completely out of our control and we are working on a way to bring the game back to our players in China.”

A spokesperson added: “We have very sad news to share with our players based in China.

“We have just been informed that Plague Inc.” contains content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China and has been removed from the China App Store.

“This situation is completely out of our control.

“Plague Inc. is a huge critical and commercial success.

“Eight years old and with more than 130 million players, it is the £ 1 strategy / simulation game worldwide and has been the most popular paid game in China for years.

A world map of the game shows the infected countries (red) and how the virus has spread, including a total number of dead countries

A world map of the game shows the infected countries (red) and how the virus has spread, including a total number of dead countries

A world map of the game shows the infected countries (red) and how the virus has spread, including a total number of dead countries

“Plague Inc. distinguishes itself as an intelligent and advanced simulation that encourages players to think and learn more about serious public health problems.

“We have a great deal of respect for our Chinese players and are devastated that they no longer have access to Plague Inc.”

The company said the game is helping to raise awareness and the spokesperson added: “It is not clear to us whether this removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing.

“The educational importance of Plague Inc. However, it has been repeatedly recognized by organizations such as the CDC and we are currently working with major global health organizations to determine how we can best support their efforts to control and manage COVID-19.

The company said the game helps by raising awareness and the spokesperson added, “It is not clear to us whether this removal is linked to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that China is facing.”

In a statement (photo) the company said: “This is completely out of our control and we are working on a way to bring the game back to our players in China”

A map with the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide and the number of people who died from them

A map with the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide and the number of people who died from them

A map with the total number of coronavirus cases worldwide and the number of people who died from them

“We are working very hard to find a way to give the game back to Chinese players – we don’t want to give you up.

“However, as a small independent game studio in the UK, the odds are against us.

“Our immediate priority is trying to contact the Cyberspace administration of China to understand their concerns and find a solution together with them.

“Nothing changes outside mainland China, we remain Plague Inc. and our newest game Rebel Inc. support and update on all platforms, while we also work hard to find a way to support Plague Inc. to bring back to players in China. “

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