Plague Inc.

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Description of App: 

Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. 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.

Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for iPhone & iPad, Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world - only the strongest can survive!

◈◈◈ #1 top game globally with 500 million+ games played ◈◈◈

Plague Inc. is a global hit with over half a million 5 star ratings and features in newspapers such as The Economist, New York Post, Boston Herald, The Guardian and London Metro!

The developer of Plague Inc. was invited to speak at the CDC in Atlanta about the disease models inside the game!

▶ “The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics” – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
▶ “Best Tablet Game of 2012” - New York Daily News
▶ “Plague Inc. will snag your attention in all the right ways and keep it there” - Touch Arcade
▶ “No denying Plague Inc.'s high-level of quality” - Modojo
▶ “Plague Inc. should not be as much fun as it is” – London Metro
▶ “Will leave you hoping to destroy the world, all in the name of a bit of fun” – Pocket Lint
▶ “Plague Inc.'s gameplay is infectious” - Slide to Play
▶ Winner – “Overall Game of the Year” – Pocket Gamer
▶ “Killing billions has never been so fun” – IGN

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Features:
● Stunning retina graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed)
● Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management)
● Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful)
● 12 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (12 Monkeys?)
● Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!)
● 50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve and thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved)
● Full game support for scoreboards and achievements
● Expansion updates add the mind controlling Neurax Worm, the zombie producing Necroa Virus, Speed Runs and real life Scenarios!

Localised in English, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean and Russian. (more coming soon)

P.S. Give yourself a pat on the back if you got all the themed literature references!

Special sale price to celebrate being the 5th most popular iPhone game of 2013!

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.9.1

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

Unknown

Accessibility Comments: 

seems accessible I have been able to read quite a lot of text in the game, though needs a lot of work on the interface as only a few buttons are labelled. I have been unable to find a direct contact email for the developer, but I managed to find a support page to contact them. For some reason it doesn't show up when you click through to the English homepage from the iTunes store, but when I googled for the developer I was able to find it. The address to the support page for anyone wanting to contact the developers is
http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/1-support
on there you just have a simple contact form to fill out, I have done this explaining about VoiceOver and asking if they could consider making the game fully accessible, I have pointed them towards applevis and apples accessibility documentation. I think this game has great potential to be made accessible from the few minutes I have spent playing it.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

I have literally only spent about 5 minutes with this game, unlabelled buttons make it very difficult to use, but I was able to start a new game, and name my disease, though after that because of the unlabelled buttons you are stumbling around a bit in the dark, I will be interested in others comments, of course if we can establish contact with the developer then I am sure issues can be ironed out. Please note that this game isn't the same as Bio Inc. - Biomedical Plague which is made buy a different developer and is totally inaccessible.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@NdemicCreations