I was curious how epidemiologists create models to make predictions about COVID-19, so I spent the past couple of weeks researching and I ended up writing a simple sim game that puts you in control of the nation's response to a pandemic. It's just a free web game. How many lives can you save?

You can play it here.

You can use social distancing and lockdowns to control the spread and deploy resources to hospitals that are overwhelmed. Be careful, as people don't like being told what to do and you only have so many resources to deploy.

This isn't trying to predict COVID-19, this is just a very simple model of a fictional virus, but it includes an editor so you can customize your own virus if you don't like mine.


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    6,598 SamTheFox

    The thumbnail looks like a ringed planet casting it’s shadow on the rings

    1.2 years ago
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    It’s too realistic!

    2.5 years ago
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    8,055 McDuetchVan

    @NoIDontWanna why would they, they haven't done anything like that before (except for modding but that's out of the devs controls)

    2.5 years ago
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    15.2k Hashys

    @AndrewGarrison this might be off-topic, but I just wanted to ask you if you are planning to add things for the droonauts. Like ladders or an action where they can put a custom flag into the ground (Using a photo from your computer). Maybe a walkway module with/without windows (an airlock would also be great).

    2.5 years ago
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    Cool simulation dev!

    2.5 years ago
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    30.6k Zyvx

    @s5ehfr9 if you enjoy making it and you might find the motivation after you continued some more. I too have put off projects before, then when I get to them and finish, I usually ask myself why didn't I do that sooner. Besides, your project sounds interesting.

    2.6 years ago
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    30.6k Zyvx

    Just a SR2 idea. In painting parts, it would be awesome if transparency and color tint of transparency was added. This would allow us to turn parts into Windows, also so our astronauts won't fly or float out the openings currently left as indicated window spots.

    2.6 years ago
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    30.6k Zyvx

    Neat game, i think a map and colors indicating infections would be neat, and tap on the map where the infected areas are, and action options pop up. Just an idea for fast response. Still I'm amazed at how quick you made a awesome game.

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    @SpacePolice yes, open the link.

    2.6 years ago
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    8,055 McDuetchVan

    Man, plague Inc sucked, I think we need a virus inc...

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison work on android?

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    @s5ehfr9 Yes you should continue! Why would you stop!?

    +4 2.6 years ago
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    Awesome! Very realistic and good game. Stay inside everyone! Don’t be annoying and obey government orders. BEND THAT CURVE!!!!!!!!!

    2.6 years ago
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    Hello team, I know that my suggestion will contain more than one ideas but they are all new and everyone would love them. it has been a long time since we got our new engines and other parts. But I expect some more to come in future like new types of fuel, new engines like magnetic hydrogen engines, new parts like inflated air brakes, drills for mining, antennas which can be used to communicate with command chips from droo, a rover landing system which include 4 rocket engine( a sky crane) and lastly some quality of life improvements which include some more realistic re entry effects , a new launch pad with sparks and smoke systems as used by nasa and with a countdown voice over and some parts remodel like fuel tanks, interstates etc.
    which could make the game even more realistic and fun loving. I hope you would love my idea as many people might be demanding of these contents.please team I would be thankful if you will work on this idea. Thankyou.

    2.6 years ago
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    6,586 s5ehfr9

    I'm making a cell automation pandemic simulator with unity that runs on the GPU and can handle as many as 50 million people on my laptop but I stopped recently lacking motivation to continue developing it. Should I continue?

    +2 2.6 years ago
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    @Chtite451SR2 yes buddy I have put all these ideas in suggestions.if they can work on it then it will be really great. You can also put these ideas from your I'd as you have decent subscribers and can get good votes. Good luck

    2.6 years ago
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    11.3k Chtite451SR2

    @Sahilkumarxyz have you put that in the suggestions? (i really like the idea)

    +2 2.6 years ago
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    Much too realistic nobody listens and nothing goes right

    2.6 years ago
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    681 Ardee

    Love it! :D

    2.6 years ago
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    15.2k Hashys

    Great job Andrew!

    2.6 years ago
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    Hello, it has been a long time since we got update which include new parts like engines, fuel type and other stuff. Sir I want to suggest a new update with new parts and stuffs, remodels of older parts, new launch pad with countdown voice over and clearance tower with new graphics, and finally to add objectives in game because without objectives there is no reason to send a rover on planets except roaming and clicking pics, these objectives can include life support systems, energy generation systems, drilling systems to drill ores of planet and various miscellaneous changes which include a rover body in parts menu, pre made rover wheels , some new parts like drills and power generators, and finally an antenna because there should be something to communicate with the command chip as no craft could be controlled without using an antenna on it. These are my useful suggestions that would make the game more interesting and realistic

    +6 2.6 years ago
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    Very challenging; great game.

    2.6 years ago
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    Very hard but it’s a amazing game

    2.6 years ago

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