Plagues and Smartphone Games

By Akemi Iwaya on August 20th, 2013

People love to play games on their mobile phones, but on occasion there will be one that does more than just serve as a source of fun, it makes you think. While parts of the science in Plague Inc. are not accurate, there are parts that will give you an idea of how scientists might learn more about and deal with an emerging threat, and how a disease might manage to spread in our increasingly inter-connected world.

For those who are curious about the game mentioned in the video, you can find it here:

Plague Inc. [Google Play]

Plagues and Smartphone Games: Bite Sci-zed [YouTube]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 08/20/13
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