Plague Inc: Evolved

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Ndemic Gemma Dec 10, 2019 @ 2:56am
Plague Inc: Evolved Mutation 17 - The Fake News Update has arrived!
We’re excited to share that our new Plague Inc. Fake News Scenario is now available to play on Plague Inc: Evolved!

In the radically different Fake News scenario, players can create their very own Fake News story and deceive the world using modern tools and psychological tricks. From wild conspiracy theories to election campaign mudslinging, we now live in a post-fact world where falsehoods and misinformation can spread like a disease...

“Just like a deadly pandemic, the spread of misinformation is a huge threat to our society,” said Plague Inc. creator James Vaughan.

“When designing this new update for Plague Inc., it was scary how many of our infection algorithms translated perfectly to the world of false facts, fake news and bad information. Full Fact are a hugely powerful resource that everyone should use to make sure they really know what is going on.”

In order to make the Fake News scenario as realistic as possible, Ndemic has partnered with UK fact checking charity Full Fact, and has also received help from other international fact checkers, such as Politifact in the US.

Partly based on their experiences, the scenario is a heightened view into the extremes of misinformation and the serious consequences it can have for our democracies, health and society.

“Full Fact exists to fight the causes and consequences of bad information,” said Will Moy, Chief Executive of Full Fact.

“We know from experience the harm it can do to lives and communities, whether undermining trust in our democracy or putting our health at risk.”

“The Fake News update in Plague Inc. will reach millions more people, helping them to understand the real threat that bad information poses.”

“Players can then join the fight against bad information for real. Full Fact is an independent, impartial charity, and we rely on the support of thousands of individuals across the country to stand up for good information and change public debate for the better.”

Can you deceive the world?
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ISia Dec 10, 2019 @ 6:51am 
It is introduced as a support to the Japanese, but English ...Please translate that into Japanese.
One hour ago, I was able to play cooperatively.coop
But now its impossible.
Last edited by ISia; Dec 10, 2019 @ 6:55am
MichaelMason115 Dec 10, 2019 @ 8:43am 
How do you complete the "General Tension" achievement?
Perish Dec 10, 2019 @ 11:27am 
Is the "General Tension" achievement are broken?

Originally posted by Ndemic Gemma:
We’re excited to share that our new Plague Inc. Fake News Scenario is now available to play on Plague Inc: Evolved!

In the radically different Fake News scenario, players can create their very own Fake News story and deceive the world using modern tools and psychological tricks. From wild conspiracy theories to election campaign mudslinging, we now live in a post-fact world where falsehoods and misinformation can spread like a disease...

“Just like a deadly pandemic, the spread of misinformation is a huge threat to our society,” said Plague Inc. creator James Vaughan.

“When designing this new update for Plague Inc., it was scary how many of our infection algorithms translated perfectly to the world of false facts, fake news and bad information. Full Fact are a hugely powerful resource that everyone should use to make sure they really know what is going on.”

In order to make the Fake News scenario as realistic as possible, Ndemic has partnered with UK fact checking charity Full Fact, and has also received help from other international fact checkers, such as Politifact in the US.

Partly based on their experiences, the scenario is a heightened view into the extremes of misinformation and the serious consequences it can have for our democracies, health and society.

“Full Fact exists to fight the causes and consequences of bad information,” said Will Moy, Chief Executive of Full Fact.

“We know from experience the harm it can do to lives and communities, whether undermining trust in our democracy or putting our health at risk.”

“The Fake News update in Plague Inc. will reach millions more people, helping them to understand the real threat that bad information poses.”

“Players can then join the fight against bad information for real. Full Fact is an independent, impartial charity, and we rely on the support of thousands of individuals across the country to stand up for good information and change public debate for the better.”

Can you deceive the world?
Last edited by Perish; Dec 10, 2019 @ 11:27am
Hazukichan Dec 11, 2019 @ 4:58pm 
Checked the achievement unlock criteria and... while Gamergate may have claimed to be about journalism, at its heart it was an ex-boyfriend feeling salty that his GF had a new guy, after they'd broken up.
So he keeps it classy by harassing them with false accusations of misconduct... which then ballooned with like-minded salty boys who for some reason or another wanted to harass some more women who worked in video game journalism, game development, and the like. And so on and so forth.

So to sum up, "journalists" would be the fake target, from the abusers' narrative; the group's real targets were all women, that was the pattern.
It also wasn't for the lols (as the criteria seem to indicate), it was revenge and got quite ugly in a number of cases (harassment, death threats, doxxing, victims being forced to move).
Last edited by Hazukichan; Dec 11, 2019 @ 4:58pm
Why didn't I get the third achievement for beating it on normal? Also idk if it's my inexperience but even this level was pretty hard for me.
Drenoz Dec 22, 2019 @ 6:06am 
Originally posted by Hazukichan:
Checked the achievement unlock criteria and... while Gamergate may have claimed to be about journalism, at its heart it was an ex-boyfriend feeling salty that his GF had a new guy, after they'd broken up.
So he keeps it classy by harassing them with false accusations of misconduct... which then ballooned with like-minded salty boys who for some reason or another wanted to harass some more women who worked in video game journalism, game development, and the like. And so on and so forth.

So to sum up, "journalists" would be the fake target, from the abusers' narrative; the group's real targets were all women, that was the pattern.
It also wasn't for the lols (as the criteria seem to indicate), it was revenge and got quite ugly in a number of cases (harassment, death threats, doxxing, victims being forced to move).

Nice Historical Revisionism.
jury.semenov Dec 27, 2019 @ 5:05am 
Спасите людей удалите этот вирус со Steam...
Спасите мир - не делайте из Steam помойку.
Growly Jan 26 @ 11:04am 
Originally posted by jury.semenov:
Спасите людей удалите этот вирус со Steam...
Спасите мир - не делайте из Steam помойку.
зря ты так) я вот думаю что на данный момент игра как никогда актуальна :)
Rami Jan 27 @ 4:22pm 
I like this scenario, it's detailed and has good replay value.
I like fake news :d
Jack Jan 31 @ 7:11pm 
Really enjoyed this one :)
Played this and eliminated truth as CNN (Felt that'd be a fitting name just as much as any other news organization), but of course you shouldn't just take my word for it.

Could be fake news after all.
Marisola Feb 29 @ 5:24pm 
Really, developed with Politifact? The same one that (on multiple occasions) ended up fact checking politicians who were quoting them and called them liars because they weren't favored (note: both Rs and ill-favored Ds)?

Or is this meta, and I'm supposed to think the Fake News scenario IS fake news since it gives a fluffed version of communism and a "scary" non-definition of fascism (communism is defined as "social ownership and control of production" - which is not communism and leaves out far-left and fascism with buzzwords of "far-right authoritarian ultra nationalists")", thus I've won before I began?!?! HELP!! MATRIX!!! O.o

FWIW, I am actually cool with both ideals being in the scenario, both are dangerous. I just find it hilarious on a scenario of fake news, PI coyly slips in the definition of social democracy for communism and omits it's far left. Even the adherents is slipped in as "believers of philosophy" over "affiliates and followers", which in plain English means communists are just waxing poetic while fascists are mindless sheep and networks of evil-doers. This is, also by definition, itself "fake news" (as it now broadly applies to any situation in which there is intentional misleading). Both spread absurdity "for the cause".

Also, wish cults were on there! :D I mean, I know Illuminati is on there, but isn't that redundant with The Elite? :)
Last edited by Marisola; Feb 29 @ 5:25pm
The NS Mar 1 @ 8:12pm 
Would Chinese players who have purchased the game get it?
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