Saturday, October 31, 2020

Announcing our new game release: Outbreak Containment Simulator


Take on the world's deadliest diseases in a numbers-driven virus outbreak simulator. Lockdown entire cities, restrict travel around the country, quarantine infected neighborhoods as you wish--you're in control--but your powers won't go unchecked. 

If you're too heavy handed you might face protests and economic ruin.  Should you focus on research or keeping social order? These are the questions you will face as your nation's fate hangs in the balance. Can you keep your country afloat until the vaccine is developed? 

FREE Playable demo and download here

I began this game in February, before anyone in the US thought COVID was going to become a reality. The intention was to demonstrate and predict the course of the pandemic and allow players to try out different mitigation methods to see what would be effective. The code driving the outbreak is all based on scientific epidemiological models for disease outbreaks. 

However after being rejected from the App Store (for being too close to reality), adapting this game to HTML5 took some time, and now that the outbreak is running its course this game is now less a game about what "could be" and more a game about what "could have been". 

Knowing what you know now, how would you have run your country to whether the Coronavirus outbreak? 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020