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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    It’s too realistic!

    10 months ago
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    6,723 McDuetchVan

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

    10 months ago
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    11.8k seventeen

    @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).

    10 months ago
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    Cool simulation dev!

    11 months ago
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    5,674 Arstotzka

    @AndrewGarrison please do not leave mobile out.
    This is in reference to planet builder, saying it here because socialist blocked me

    11 months ago
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    21.9k 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.

    11 months ago
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    21.9k 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.

    11 months ago
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    21.9k 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 11 months ago
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    @SpacePolice yes, open the link.

    11 months ago
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    6,723 McDuetchVan

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

    +1 11 months ago
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    @AndrewGarrison work on android?

    +1 11 months ago
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    @s5ehfr9 Yes you should continue! Why would you stop!?

    +4 11 months 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!!!!!!!!!

    11 months 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.

    11 months ago
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    5,560 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 11 months 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

    11 months ago
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    8,339 Chtite451SR2

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

    +2 11 months ago
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    Much too realistic nobody listens and nothing goes right

    11 months ago
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    590 Ardee

    Love it! :D

    11 months ago
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    11.8k seventeen

    Great job Andrew!

    11 months 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 11 months ago
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    Very challenging; great game.

    11 months ago
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    Very hard but it’s a amazing game

    11 months ago
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    5,674 Arstotzka

    This does a great job portraying how challenging everyone has it. I actually quite like it!
    Slav

    11 months ago

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