Swine Flue: The Game

April’s greatest killing machine has made it’s video game debut. Dutch researchers have created a free to play RTS Flash game in order to raise awareness of the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic.
In the game you try to slow the growing strains of the swine flu using different methods for different countries. Each strain has a varying level of difficulty.

picture-2For a free game there is plenty of variety. For example, some countries allow you to dispatch research teams for special treatment. Like a traditional RTS you start off with a certain amount of money and can spend that cash on preventing the pandemic, controlling it or containing it in areas across the globe. On top of this you must keep an eye on the number of people infected and dead. Furthermore there is a timeline on the right side of screen which chronicles the virus’ activity.

picture-3On top of being a solid game it is very educational and informative. This game is built from the ground up to mimic the spread of the virus by including real newspaper clips, photos and a total background synopsis on the virus. The game’s introductory cutscene gives us a deep and insightful history of the Swine Flu which is fairly interesting.
If you would like to learn more about the Swine Flu and have fun doing it play The Great Flu here:

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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  1. To be honest, when I first saw the name of this game, I became very concerned. A lot of games are inappropriate in my opinion, mocking real issues. The comments here seem to dictate that this is a responsible game. I can only hope this is an accurate review.

  2. Games are meant to mock real issues, virtually every game ever made is mocking some form of society or some historical event. People play games because they want to take reality and twist it in some way, the outcome is then usually a sadistic parody of real life. Look at Nazi Zombies or Resident Evil. I mean if your talking offensive look at Resident Evil 5, its basically a huge white man killing thousands of black people.

    The thing to keep in mind is people are inherently facinated with pain, suffering, and death, we live vicariously through the torment of others.

    At the end of it all, theres nothing left to do but pwn noobs.

  3. I’ve seen a lot of high scores on Pandemic 2 credited to swine flu. Ever played that at all? Fun game.

    It’s made me hate Madagascar though. Google it and you’ll see what I mean. XD

  4. HAHA!! Lol, this is kind of funny. A game on SWine flu! Can’t believe that some people actually made a current epidemic a game.

  5. Karoken comment is absolutely true and the sooner everyone realizes that the sooner everyone will realize not everything is meant to be offensive or should be taken so.


  6. Wow never thought of it that they will create a game with it. Cant with to try this game and hope that it would not be that brutal bwahahaha.

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