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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (8,060 reviews)
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
  • Linux support

We are still working on:
  • Competitive Multiplayer mode
  • Co-operative Multiplayer mode

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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June 25

"Bugs and Insects" Scenario Competition Winners!

Well done to everyone who entered the Plague Inc: Evolved "Bugs and Insects" Custom scenario competition. It's been fantastic to see so many people getting involved in the community and making enormously creative scenarios.

We had over 130 submissions, and we have played them all, (lots of them multiple times). We've seen everything from Ancient Egyptian Scarab beetles to World Wide Computer Bugs to gruesome Human Centipedes! We were really impressed with the overall standard and with so many great entries, judging the competition has been really challenging!



Anyway, what you are really interested in, is who has won. We first narrowed it down to a "long list" of possible winners (honourable mentions) and then narrowed this down to the final shortlist (Runners up). Finally, we then deliberated for quite a while about who were the three prize winners. So here are the results:

1ST PRIZE ($100 Steam/Amazon voucher) - Anti-Plague - Necroa Virus BY ya.bym5
2ND PRIZE (Extra copy of Plague Inc: Evolved and Soundtrack) - Cyber Hive BY Si1entium
3RD PRIZE (Plague Inc: Evolved Soundtrack) - The Curse BY [SnS] Khemikal

RUNNERS UP:
Don't let the bugs bite BY Eremus007
Assimilation Bugs BY infernalthing
World Infestation BY glasswalker932

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Bugs and Insects: Vengeance BY kingdomrusher3
Hive Mind BY Eeveeiott
Ophiocordyceps unilateralis BY Knjazh
Rise of the Insects BY conman813
Skin Crawlers BY infernalthing
The Fourth Plague BY DreadPirateDavid
The Human Centipede BY sfbsemmel junior
Web Death BY lewis5501
WWB (World Wide Bug) BY wolle981
You encountered a bug! BY NoVeXX

Congratulations to our winners (we'll be emailing you shortly) and thanks very much to everyone that entered, there were many more great scenarios and you should all b proud of your creations. We will be featuring everyone mentioned above at some point over the next few months.

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June 5

Sign up to test Multiplayer for Plague Inc: Evolved!

Multiplayer for Plague Inc: Evolved is almost here and we are now looking for beta testers to get involved before we launch it - both to test game balance and network performance. We will start off with a small group of testers and then add more people to it until we are confident that it is ready to officially bring it to the game.

About Multiplayer in Plague Inc: Evolved:

The multiplayer game mode lets two players rampage across the world whilst humans do everything they can to try and save humanity. In a battle for genetic dominance, you must devise cunning strategies to out-evolve your opponent and exploit their weaknesses. Eventually, you will be strong enough to absorb your opponent and become the ultimate plague!


early development screenshot - not final!


How to sign up to be a beta tester:

Initially, the multiplayer beta test will be open to pairs of friends only. That means, in order to be considered for the beta, you must have a friend on your Steam friends list who will also be applying for the beta – so you have someone to play against. (After the beta, you will be able to play with random people as well as friends obviously!)

Both you and your friend will both need to complete the application form, and mention each other during it.

We will be accepting applications for the next two weeks – applications will close Friday 19th June 2015 and we will then select the first round of testers.

To apply - please follow this link



Looking forward to infecting some of you :)

James

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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
SteamOS + Linux
    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)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 / Steam OS 1.59
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 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
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 / Linux Mint 17.1 / Steam OS 1.59
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT640 / AMD R7 Series or greater
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
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328 of 374 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Early Access Review
Made a virus named stupidity.
There was no cure for stupidity.
Stupidity killed everyone.
11/10 Would play again.
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112 of 128 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
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I purchased this game on my android phone and it was the one real hangup I had with switching to WP. Now that This is on Steam I'm happy to buy it again. Amazing game.

After playing a few rounds it's better than the android version, very clean, and very fun.

Buy this game!
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97 of 115 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
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RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HATE GREENLAND!
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11/10 Not enough Total Organ Failure.
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71 of 109 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
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Is this a good game? Yes. It definently is. There is depth to be had, there's no one strategy to win.
However, at it's current price point, I would not recommend it at all. This may change in the future, but it is quite literally a version of this with some more traits, disease forms, better AI, and access to the workshop.
To me, this might be worth 5 bucks, because it's certainly better than the flash game it's based off of, but 15? Probably not.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
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No game will make you hate island nations more than this one.

Once I have the power to do so, I'm sinking Iceland and Greenland into the ocean
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