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Plague Inc. spreading to Android

Plague Inc, the popular iOS game created by Shacker jamiejme (aka James Vaughan, head of Ndemic Creations), is coming to Android.

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Plague Inc. has been a popular game on iOS, having previously hit the #1 spot on the Apple App Store's top paid games list. Now, the title is coming to Android.

Developer Ndemic has signed an agreement with Miniclip to port the game to the Android platform later this month. Plague Inc. performed "beyond expectations, and we now expect big results for the game on Android," Ndemic CEO James Vaughan said.

For those who haven't played it yet, players must cultivate and spread a disease to wipe out everyone on the planet. For more on the game and the Shacker that created it, read our Community Spotlight.

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    August 1, 2012 10:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Plague Inc. spreading to Android.

    Plague Inc, the popular iOS game created by Shacker jamiejme (aka James Vaughan, head of Ndemic Creations), is coming to Android.

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      August 1, 2012 10:15 AM

      Congrats!

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      August 1, 2012 10:15 AM

      hooray!

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      August 1, 2012 10:19 AM

      I like the idea of it but I can't say as I enjoy playing a game that requires me to do things EXACTLY right just to move on to the next level. I feel like there is almost 0 room for error on decisions.

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        August 1, 2012 10:24 AM

        I've actually been quite surprised by how many different strategies people use to win. One player in particular used a strategy that I had never even remotely considered (they get lots of points, then let the cure finish, then reinfect the world and get double the points )

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          August 1, 2012 10:31 AM

          you can reinfect after the cure? i can't even beat the first level and i used to pwn pandemic :(

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            August 1, 2012 10:47 AM

            Beating all the levels, even brutal, can be done following virtually the same strategy for each pathogen. spoiler: Start in a country with a seaport and airport. Kick air and water transmission up to max levels and de-evolve any symptom except coughing. That should infect the whole world without notice. You really do not need any other transmission method. Your DNA points should be at or above 100 by then. Then evolve symptoms to include something deadly, and evolve your attributes to slow down research. Nano-virus and Bio-weapon are a bit different early on, but the premise is basically the same.

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              August 1, 2012 3:26 PM

              I have a lovely little event in Mutation 1.3 that will stop this ;) Rather pleased with it

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            August 1, 2012 3:27 PM

            yep, its cool. Basically, they are letting the cure happen and then getting genetic re-shuffle before it cures everyone. This disables the cure and then they can infect people again

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      August 1, 2012 10:22 AM

      nicely done

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      August 1, 2012 10:25 AM

      Thanks guys - pretty excited about this. Just finishing up update 1.3 for iOS users as well - the Neurax Worm is looking scary!

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        August 1, 2012 10:29 AM

        did you update your blog with a post-mortem type discussion?

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          August 1, 2012 11:07 AM

          yeah still waiting for this!

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          August 1, 2012 3:28 PM

          So, I've done some status updates mid flow (e.g. 1.2 million downloads to date ,12 million games played) but I haven't done a post mortem for the simple reason that Plague Inc. is still very much alive and selling strongly 2 months after release. I've got lots of plans for updates and new disease types as well.

          What questions are you particularly wanting to see answered?

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        August 1, 2012 11:23 AM

        When's your release date!

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      August 1, 2012 10:26 AM

      I will be getting this day one. My son has been rubbing it in my face with his crappy Ipod. He won't let me play it because of my Apple disdain.

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      August 1, 2012 10:29 AM

      Any plans for us poor windows phone suckers?

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        August 1, 2012 11:08 AM

        Throw in XBLA and PC. Then THE WORLD!

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          August 1, 2012 3:29 PM

          As a PC gamer, I would love to do PC. PC, XBLA and others are on the cool list of things to do - time is my biggest constraint at the moment!

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            August 1, 2012 7:42 PM

            Oh and if you need someone for German localization, let me know. I've translated videogame/non-videogame related stuff before and am an iOS developer myself.

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      August 1, 2012 10:49 AM

      woo!! what a success story.

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      August 1, 2012 10:50 AM

      I heard Android is pretty popular in Madagascar

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      August 1, 2012 10:53 AM

      Hell, it's about time!

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      August 1, 2012 11:10 AM

      Cool. I don't play a lot of mobile games (practically none, really), but I wanted to try this one. I really enjoyed the Pandemic Flash games.

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      August 1, 2012 1:36 PM

      AWESOME I expect much time spent screwing up killing the world!

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      August 1, 2012 3:44 PM

      wooooooo

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      August 1, 2012 4:55 PM

      Awesome. Will this have an enhanced "tablet" mode for android like the iOS version?

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      August 2, 2012 1:09 AM

      Good job! Congrats :D

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      August 2, 2012 1:39 AM

      Now, the question is: Do I buy it again for Android so that I can enjoy it on my S3 or not bother and stick with it on my iPod...

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      August 2, 2012 4:00 AM

      congrats, i think im going to love this game

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      August 2, 2012 6:27 PM

      Looking forward to checking this out!