Simian Flu is biggest content launch in the history of Plague Inc.
Today Ndemic Creations, the developer of the critically-acclaimed strategy game, Plague Inc., was excited to reveal that their recent expansion, Simian Flu, is the biggest content launch in the history of Plague Inc.
The expansion pack boasts an astounding 10 million games played in the first month alone, with players having created over 3.9 trillion intelligent apes. In addition, they have gone on to set up almost 21 million primate colonies. “In total,” Ndemic Creations jokes, “you could eat 2.1 trillion bananas in the time spent playing Simian Flu worldwide. That’s a lot of potassium!” They went on to release the infographic you see throughout this post (split up to make it easier to read).
The expansion, for those unaware, came when 20th Century Fox decided to link Plague Inc. with their summer movie blockbuster, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. By doing so, they decided to allow players to create a Simian Flu virus that could be utilized to infect the world with intelligent apes, and things just progressed from there.
Will anybody be able to find a cure for this disease, or will more and more apes be created by the Simian Flu? Even if a cure was discovered, with 3.9 trillion intelligent apes already created, would humanity stand any chance at all in recovering?