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.
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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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 35 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!”

Approximately 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
  • Custom Scenario Creator
  • 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
  • Linux support

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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February 26

New Featured Scenarios and February Development blog

New Featured Community Scenarios

Players are continuing to making some awesome scenarios using the Scenario Creator. The Events lab from the last update is an extremely powerful tool, and it's great to see people taking advantage of this.



Featured Scenarios highlight some of the most inventive and polished creations. Here are the latest picks - congrats to authors!
Rabies by 892459469 - a well-written scenario which is a good, if not scary take on a real life disease
SCP-632 by infernalthing - one of many good scenarios by infernalthing. This one is well-balanced and quite amusing (in a Plague Inc. sort of way)
Sonic Fever by Coolsy101 - an amusing scenario where you get to turn the world into everyone's favourite hedgehog and friends!
Anti-plague by ya.bym5 - one of the cleverest scenarios we have seen. Turns Plague Inc. completely on its head...
Rise of the Xenomorphs by Eremus007 - Very well thought out scenario with lots of new traits, graphics and events, inspired by everyone's favourite alien

You can check out these and thousands of other scenarios in game now! For a full list of all scenarios that we have ever featured, please see our Featured Scenario Collection.

Development Update

Multiplayer is still the primary development focus. We've recently added the concept of gems (not final name), which are basically special multiplayer active abilities to throw off your opponent and fight them. Still more work to be done and lots of bugs to be squashed but its getting there. I'm going to the Game Developers Conference next week which will take up a bit of time but I hope to have more news to share in a month!

Stay Healthy!

James

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January 13

Development Log - New Featured Scenarios, Multiplayer and a small Hotfix



New Featured Community Scenarios

Players are making some awesome scenarios and Featured Scenarios highlight some of the most inventive and polished creations. Here are the latest Featured Scenarios - congrats to authors!
Leprae Majoris by Glizdka
Clockwork Virus by Exeter
Algium by Laugic
The Thing by Old World Blues
Axonotmesis Shockitis by Boson Higgs
Nature's Revenge by thetymerf
Decay by OfficialSS

You can check out these and thousands of other scenarios in game now!


Development Update

Multiplayer is still on track - will share more with you in February. As I'm mainly focused on the mp design - we have a bit of spare programming capacity so looking at getting the tutorial done as well as polishing some other bits and pieces. (so keep an eye out for them)

Minor hotfix for Evolution 13 - 0.8.7

Just pushed out a minor hotfix - see details below:

Key Tweaks

  • Look of in-game graphs improved
  • Tooltips only activate when mouse static
  • Made button to access scenario creator from custom scenarios screen always visible

Key Fixes
  • Fixed boats and planes going from closed ports/airports to open ones in Santa's Little Helper scenario
  • Fixed narrative events which should be disabled showing in some custom scenarios
  • Rare Simian Flu negative numbers bug fixed.
  • Game replay now shows blue cure planes correctly

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About This 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 35 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
109 of 114 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Early Access Review
Who wouldn´t want to eradicate humanity from time to time?

If you say "Yes, here! Me!" then you should probably get some help.. or this game.. maybe both.
Either way, Plague Inc: Evolved is a simple game, where you can evolve your virus/bacteria etc. from a harmless flu to a pandemic mass killer.
While the base game is very easy but fun, Plague Inc. has so many different scenarios, as well as different Plagues from mind controlling worms, zombies, intelligent apes and so on, that you can destroy humanity again and again and have different playthroughs. Beside the bigger changes the ways you customize your sickness offers great replayability.

Last but not least the workshop provides hundred fan made plagues for your pleasure and humanitys demise. Furthermore a multiplayer mode is in the making and the developer is very actively improving the game time and time again.

Conclusio: Even if you know the game from it´s mobile beginnings the PC version is worth it´s money, with a broad array of possibilities and challenges to casually destroy humanity in a relaxing evening session.
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61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Early Access Review
Would recommend because I made the whole world think a worm in their brain was a god and we all became part of a weird cult. 10/10
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Early Access Review
Awesome, Called my plague... "Your Mum"

Bred a super bug

Wiped out civilisation

Received message "Your Mum has successfully eliminated all life on Earth"

11/10 Would let my mum eliminate all life again!
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46 of 52 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
kill 20 people in hatred
controversy
kill the whole world in plague inc
nobody gives a ♥♥♥♥
10/10
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Early Access Review
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more Plague Inc. Evolved!
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Early Access Review
'Cause it's nice to kill people
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Early Access Review
*buys game*

*runs game*

*clicks Official Scenarios*

*sees Santa's Little Helper*

*plays scenario*

*cries forever and ever and ever*
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Early Access Review
This game may look really silly upon notice, but you got hooked onto something like Cookie Clicker. After you play for a while, you can't stop. Symptoms that'll make you use Google and shortly after regret it. Extreme descriptions that you have to pause just to hug yourself or comprehend. The realism of this game is pretty nice, and I really like the scenarios that can be laid out for you to try.

One last thing, if you're failing world geography, buy this game. You will always remember that ONE country, and now you can't forget its location.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Early Access Review
To say it shortly, I beleive that this game is very great, though can be a tad bit boring after several games. I think that despite it being in early access, this game is already quite ready for sale, with no glitches or crashes, but the devs are fixated on creating much more, including multiplayer. I played the game a many times and found that its methods were highly legitimate, as the different events that often occur such as the Olympics allow the plague to travel more quickly to other countries around the globe. I particularly like the way your plague can evolve into a greater, more deady, and more infetious disiease (I once made everybody s**** their pants in public). The game's "street veiw" is not as cool as I had expected it to be, but the graphs and such that display the amount infected, deseased, and healthy, as well as the depiction of the country's state of emergency both helps and entertains. It is fun to watch people fall disaterously to your evil, diabolical plague. This is my opinion of the coolest strategy game I've played for a very long time.

8/10
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
Early Access Review
Great game! I love the smell of global genocide in the morning. :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Early Access Review
Nothing is more fun the killing all of the world with your own Plague so why would you not get this? On a serious note this game was well thought out its not impossibly hard but not to easy either and has a variety of game modes especially for Early Access, it has plenty of features to give quite some play time still might not be alot, also warning its highly addicting! :p
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Early Access Review
Awesome strategy game, and thats coming from someone who never plays them, ever. I recieved the game as a gift and I think its really fun. Its kind of like a stress reliever, wiping out the human race with a wide range of official and community created plagues, virsus, and bacterias. Its not one of those sit down for a quick session games though, depending on how in depth you want to get evolving your plague, a game can run upwards of about 45 minutes, unless your just really good at games like this. I still recommend it though!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Early Access Review
Plague Inc: Evolved is a wonderfully crafted game that really tests your mind in a number of ways. You control a pathogen that has infected Patient Zero and you have to earn DNA to further evolve your disease. Your goal is to kill every human on earth, but the humans, if they notce you, will try to make a cure to fight you, but you can evolve cure resisting abilities to deter those pesky humans. I recommend this to gamers who like strategy and challenge. Darn Greenland.
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577 of 653 people (88%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Early Access Review
Thanks to this, I now hate Greenland.
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760 of 893 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Early Access Review
Created a plague called 'lack of common sense', and killed the entire world with it. Incredibly realistic, would recommend.
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495 of 586 people (84%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Early Access Review
infected america with a virus called ebola. the only country that survived the pandemic was west africa. 11/10
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222 of 244 people (91%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Early Access Review
created the deadliest virus on the planet

gets cured by africa

10/10 goty
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176 of 195 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Early Access Review
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Have you ever dreamed of being able to eradicate humanity from Earth? A virus so strong that it would spread all around the world, infecting every person just to end up killing absolutely everyone? Well... you better start playing Plague Inc: Evolved.

At the start of each game, you have your choice of disease, ranging from bacterium to prion (mad cow disease) to some more wacky, video game-y plagues like a viral bioweapon and worms that take control of people's brains (as in Resident Evils ).
The first plague type you’ll get to play is the Bacteria, you have to beat the game in Normal or above in order to unlock the next kind of plague.
From there, you pick a starting country and begin infecting everyone you can. When it comes to the plague itself, players are given three sections to evolve, which are, transmission, symptoms and abilities; here is where strategies come alive, as by evolving your plague is that people get infected, get sick, and finally die, but at the same time, the more dangerous the virus is, the more noticeable it will become.
After beating the Bacteria game and killing every single human with it, you unlock the Virus, a vicious plague that will mutate over time, making it really hard to contain, and forcing players to adjust their previous strategy accordingly.

Picking a wealthy country as your first target, while making it difficult to spread disease quickly, allows you to farm some of the continuous and randomly spawning DNA points, helping you get some valuable upgrades before people begin to take notice.
It's also a lot easier to spread sickness around the globe from a country like the United States, which has a lot of land and sea trade routes to other locations, versus a country like Algeria, which can only spread your disease to neighboring countries.
It's a surreal experience, and one that's unique within gaming. Even so, there are a number of features I'd like to see in the final product.
Everything on display so far is about infection, control, and then extermination. Surviving in this world would be remarkable, particularly if you could form a kind of seasonally recurring pathogen. Killing everyone is plenty of fun and certainly a challenge on the higher difficulty levels.

Even in its beta state, Plague Inc: Evolved is a worthy expansion of its predecessor, but it's also one that makes me want more.I love the mix of reality and macabre humour in Plague Inc.
The game isn’t a finished yet, but even this isn’t an issue as there are constant updates.


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511 of 635 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Early Access Review
Ebola simulator 2014
10/10 -IGN
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655 of 833 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Early Access Review
I'm the developer and I love this game! :P
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