Banned Mobile Game Pandemia: Virus Outbreak Coming to Steam

Published: May 8, 2020 11:49 AM /


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Developer and Publisher PocketsOfEnergy has announced that their title Pandemia: Virus Outbreak--which was previously banned from Google Play after one week due to "alleged references to COIVD-19"-- will now be coming to Steam.

Pandemia is described as a title focused on forcing players to make difficult decisions that world leaders are making every day. It is up to the player to save the world from the threat of a virus, but how they do it is up to them. Be warned, though: every decision that the player makes will both have instant and long-lasting consequences.

PocketsOfEnergy also released a statement on their treatment via Google:

We are very happy that Steam provides the platform for releasing the game and does not censor or ban our game for no reason like Google Play and Amazon Store did.

Let's keep the world of indie creators or corporations free of any censorship and pay respect for the work of others.

Players will swipe cards in order to "face the deadly virus threat" during the course of the title's campaign. While doing so, they will try to make smart decisions to contain the virus outbreak worldwide. If they don't stop the pandemic in time, it will eventually become too late to do so. 

The game will include a "strategic map" to influence the player's decisions on how to manage and stop the outbreak. As this is a mobile port, the Steam page explicitly states that it is a 'premium' title and will not have any ads or app purchases, which is good to know for a title that began on the mobile platform.

Pandemia: Virus Outbreak will release at the end of May 2020 and will be available at a 40% discount at launch. For more information, stay tuned to TechRaptor.

What do you think of this news? Are you interested in purchasing Pandemia: Virus Outbreak? Are you getting bored of all these pandemic games coming out around the same time? Let us know in the comments!

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