I think this one has been out for a while, but it just showed up on my radar and it’s extremely addictive. I’m talking about Pandemic 2, a flash based strategy game where you want to evolve a disease that wipes out all of humanity. It is one of those simple to understand, difficult to master games, mostly because fucking Madagascar closes their ports if they hear a couch anywhere in the world.
I started out with a parasite, which I called thamer’s parasite. The only symptom was fatigue, which kept people from considering it important, and the first infected country was Canada. As your infection spreads, you get evolution points, which I spent on making sure that thamer’s disease was waterborn and airborn. It started spreading moderately until I started buying up immunities, then it exploded. It was on 5 continents before the first death even occured.
Unfortunately, that first death caused Greenland, Madagascar, and Japan to go to fucking Defcon 5 and they closed their ports and airports. Jerks, thamer just wants to share his love with you. Anyway, since his cover was blown, I quickly ratched up the drug resistance as high as I could, then started making the parasite as lethal as possible.
End result? Thamer’s Parasite mutated to become vaccine resistant when the world governments finally managed to create a vaccine, and everyone outside of those three goddamn island nations perished.
It’s very fun. The key is definitely to be low key until you have infection spread as far as possible, THEN become as deadly as possible.
Don’t worry, friends. My disease, the insidious 4chan Meme virus, has infected madagascar (along with every country except peru and cuba) and is busily killing those bastards for you. A few days ago, we passed the tilting point - more dead than alive. Now it’s just a question of whether or not anybody will be left alive. 4chan takes no prisoners.
Peru and Cuba managed to survive, in my game - every other nation in the world was utterly extinguished by the hideous, unstoppable 4chan meme. Final Score: 83841, and never again will the survivors log on to the internet.
edit: Also, sadly, someone has fucked with the game to render the high score panel useless. :(
They won’t die unless you have fatal symptoms. I had a planet happily infected with no ill effects other than landfills full of bloody vomit. Then I evolved to cause sores. Instant 27 million dead per day.