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Plague Inc: Evolved is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero' - now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014
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Note: This Early Access game may or may not change significantly over the course of development. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you may want to wait until the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Plague Inc: Evolved is in Early Access because it is currently in active development and features dangerous pathogens – so please wash your hands after playing to avoid infection!

On a serious note, it is in Early Access because the game is stable and polished but not currently feature-complete. Early Access is a great way to get player feedback on features as they are added in - helping to make Plague Inc. perfect!

Over 25 million people have played Plague Inc. to date and their input has been invaluable. Please get in touch and let me know how you want the game to evolve!”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are working very hard to add in new content and cool features and hope to be out of Early Access in a few months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is stable and polished with the core game complete. The Full Version will have additional features added.

So far - we have added:
  • The mind controlling Neurax Worm special disease type
  • The zombie-making Necroa Virus special disease type
  • The Simian Flu from the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie!
  • 18 Official Scenarios
  • Speed run gameplay mode
  • 3 new cheats and greatly enhanced cheat functionality
  • Mac support

We are still working on:
  • Competitive Multiplayer mode
  • Co-operative Multiplayer mode
  • Custom Scenario Creator
  • Linux support
  • New top secret disease types and scenarios!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the game is stable and polished with the core game complete and we are working on additional features. Please only buy the game now if you are OK with this and understand that you may also encounter bugs (not the good, world-killing kind...).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We may increase the price when the game comes out of early access but this has not been decided yet”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback and comments are incredibly important for the development process of Plague Inc: Evolved. We are extremely grateful for having such a passionate group of players and we make sure not to take it for granted.

Players will be able to send us feedback and ideas via the steam forums, the in-game contact form, twitter, Facebook etc. We will also use polls and specific forum threads to gather targeted feedback as required.

Developer commitments:
  • Be open and honest with players
  • Clearly communicate our development plans
  • Always post a change log when an update is released (I hate it when this doesn't get done :P)
  • Read every single comment on the forums and be an active presence
  • Respond to every support email
Note - due to Steam Friends limit - I can't accept every friend request - sorry! I will refresh my friend list every month or so in order to talk to new people.”
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Early Access Evolution 8 released - The Simian Flu from the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

July 17th, 2014

I am extremely excited to announce a major new special plague type for Plague Inc: Evolved in partnership with 20th Century Fox. Get ready to infect the world with the Simian Flu from the summer blockbuster movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

The Simian Flu is a genetically modified virus created in a Gen-Sys lab. It has been found to increase intelligence in apes, but mutates rapidly and is untested on humans...

  • Experience Planet of the Apes on a global scale - See how humanity responds as you infect the world with a lethal, artificial virus. Can they handle a global pandemic while dealing with a growing nation of genetically evolved, intelligent apes?
  • Control communities of intelligent apes – As well as infecting humans, evolve your disease in parallel to allow ape-to-ape transmission and improve their cognitive abilities. Ape colonies will generate DNA whilst helping apes avoid detection from humans.
  • For one species to rise, another must fall? – Master new gameplay mechanics and strategies to help apes become the dominant species on the planet. Decide when your apes should rampage against research labs, move apes to avoid detection from military drones and use ape migration to prevent scientists from conducting aggressive ape experiments.

We have created a brand new gameplay experience that builds on and supports the movie narrative to create a deep world for players to explore and infect! Players often ask me to add videos of the world into the game so they can see how humanity responds to their Plague on a street level. This time, the Simian Flu partnership lets players have an entire summer movie blockbuster to expand on the game’s narrative!

We also localised the game into Simplified and Traditional Chinese with help from our community translators!

Hope you like it, let me know what you think!

James

Major changes:
  • New plague type - the Simian Flu from the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie!
  • Added game trailer
  • Localised into simplified and traditional chinese
  • Minor fixes / tweaks
And lots more - full change log for Evolution 8 in our forum

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Plague Inc: Evolved comes onto Mac!

June 18th, 2014

I am excited to officially release Plague Inc: Evolved on Mac! At the same time we've fixed a number of bugs and made a number of graphic / performance improvements for all users including PC.

Mac users - please get in touch and let me know how you find it!

We have a lot of cool stuff coming in the future - currently we are working hard on adding the (long anticipated!) scenario creator into the game. We will also be adding a new Special Plague type - more information here in the next week or so!

Good luck infecting the world :P

James


Major changes:

  • Mac compatibility added
  • Hotkey for news dropdown added - R
  • Graphics and optimisation improvements
  • Achievement fixes

Find the full change log in our forum

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About the Game



Plague Inc: Evolved is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero' - now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

Plague Inc. is so realistic that the CDC even asked the developer to come and speak about the infection models in the game! http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2013/04/plague-inc/.

Over 25 million players have been infected by Plague Inc., and Plague Inc: Evolved combines the original critically acclaimed gameplay with significant, all-new features for PC:

  • Infectious Multiplayer - cooperative and competitive gameplay modes let you team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator - hit the lab and develop your own custom scenarios, creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • Blinding Graphics - including full 3D disease models taking you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams showing humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlighting the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ.
  • Deadly Data - predict government responses with priority indicators, geek out with loads of new stats and graphs, and analyse your best strategies with end-of-game replays.

Please note that Plague Inc: Evolved is currently in Early Access (see above for more details). We are currently hard at work and will be adding / polishing features over the coming weeks. More information: http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/31-plague-inc-evolved-early-access.



  • 10 Different Disease Types – Master every pathogen; from bacteria to bio-weapons and mind control to zombies, end humanity by any means possible – different diseases will need radically different approaches.
  • Infectious Multiplayer – Cooperative and Competitive gameplay; team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator – Hit the lab; develop your own custom scenarios - creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • 18 Unique Scenarios – Adapt your strategy; scenarios create further challenges for your pandemic – how will you handle a new strain of Swine Flu, or infect a world in Ice Age?
  • Stunning Graphical Features – Watch your disease take hold; witness your pathogen mutate in real-time disease models, see humanity's struggle at street-level on city-cams, and watch the full effect of your mutations organ-by-organ on the body scanner.
  • Hyper-Realistic World – Strategize in the real world; advanced AI and use of real-world data and events make Plague Inc: Evolved a highly authentic simulation of a world-ending pathogen. Even the CDC likes it!
  • Deadly Data - Geek out with stats and graphs; monitor infection and death levels, track government reactions and cure efforts, then review your plague's success (or failure!) with full game replays.
  • And much more... - Including speed runs, Mega-Brutal difficulty and genetic modification... Plus loads of new disease types and scenarios in future (free!) updates.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512MB)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled (Case Sensitive)
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.x (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5) / Intel Iris graphics or greater
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled (Case Sensitive)
Helpful customer reviews
178 of 197 people (90%) found this review helpful
237 products in account
34 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
After enough hours this game will cause you to do the following...

-Avoid birds at all costs.
-Stamp on all insects.
-Never touch anyone elses blood.
-Wear a gas mask for the rest of your sad life.
-Only drink coke and dr pepper and drain away the water.
-Never use a plane or boat because walking is the way of life.
-Kill all livestock animals you see.
-Burn rats in a pit of fire.

Yep so thats what will happen to you.

10/10 Time to get my gas mask and dr pepper.
Posted: April 6th, 2014
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173 of 195 people (89%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
12 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
At first i felt terrible.......

Until i infected Afghanistan with a disease i named "Feminism"

Then i smiled
Posted: July 20th, 2014
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76 of 91 people (84%) found this review helpful
3,171 products in account
23 reviews
43.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
As i am writing this, the game is still in early access. There are still missing features, most notably the Necroa Virus type, Tutorials & Scenarios. But allready the game is highly playable and damn addicting.

You are a plague, you infect people and evolve and the aim is to infect and kill everyone on earth in the end. There is strategy involved in picking the right mutations for your plague, keeping a low profile, not killing too many before you are discovered and later killing them fast enough before they can develop a cure for you.

There are several different plague types, Bacteria, Virus, Prion and more. They require different ways to evolve them to be sucessfull. The Neurax Worm which was added with the last patch was the most fun for me. The hunting for achievements was fun as well, altough alot of them arent implemented yet.

The game originally was made for mobiles and is now ported to the PC. It feels pretty good and polished for a port.
If i had one negative thing to say about the game then its about the bubble clicking, which gets tiresome and annoying after a while. Also it feels a bit too pricey, ~10 Euros would have been a much fairer pricepoint in my opinion.

You can get a mobid kind of satisfaction out of beeing sucessfull in this game, knowing that you just wiped out a whole planet. I just couldnt resist getting it, and overall i am sure i got my moneys worth out of it.

As long as you dont expect deep strategy you will have a good time with this game.
Its a nice timewaster with suprising complexity below its shell.
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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183 of 265 people (69%) found this review helpful
317 products in account
41 reviews
11.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
You can make a virus called religion destroy humanity.
10/10
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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41 of 52 people (79%) found this review helpful
2,110 products in account
807 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Plague Inc Evolved allows you to release a virus somewhere on to the earth and spread it to other countries. The virus can do this by itself, with enough time (you will absolutely fail in the end), but you can also evolve it by upgrading several of the many upgrades. For example, you can let birds or other animals and rodents carry the virus to other places and countries, or you can make it less vulnerable to humid environments. The goal is to infect and kill every person on the earth, by all means necessary. And all of this is done in a very realistic way, and it's a blast to play, let me tell you.

One thing that should absolutely be fixed, though, is the fact that pop-ups (mostly for tutorials) pop up in EVERY SINGLE game you play. It's very annoying and there's no way to disable this (yet).
If you can ignore that little part of the game you will absolutely have fun with it.

Recommended !

[Rating: 85/100]
Posted: March 3rd, 2014
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3,007 of 3,435 people (88%) found this review helpful
359 products in account
9 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Okay so everyone is asking for an update on my review so I just kind of threw the old one out! The game is now at a point where you have darn near everything you could want. Great graphics, excellent gameplay, it's what you had on your phone or wherever you played it. The graphics are a tad different and the future promises are quite nice!

No real problems to speak of in my opinion now, the game used to have quite a few but now it's totally worth buying.
Posted: February 20th, 2014
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