Swine Flu: the Video Game

April 29, 2009 -

Given the recent outbreak of swine flu, could an online swine flu game - perhaps several - be far behind?

Of course not.

The first to emerge is Swinefighter, a game which challenges the player to inoculate as may pigs as possible under the pressure of a time limit. The game's - ahem - viral spread is being helped along by a direct link to Twitter.

Via: VentureBeat


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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Was it made by Pandemic Studios?

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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

i played pendemic 2 the day before this stuff broke out. humm...


blog sounds like a kind of vomit :(

Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Go play Pandemic 2 instead... you can KILL everyone with swine flu, instead of just protecting them from it.

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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Everyone but Madagascar.

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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Unless you start in Madagascar, of course.

Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

I have successfully killed Madagascar without actually starting in Madagascar.

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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Groups of families with deceased members by flu complaining and asking for Swine Fighter pulling out from the interwebs in 3... 2... 1...

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Well i am a Doctor at the

Well i am a Doctor at the The Ellenville Regional Hospital in Upstate New York.

I think this is a horrible game, people are actually dieng from this influenza

Do you people think this is a joke??

innocent people have been innfected and a vaccine can take who knows how long to make

Cases are increasing by the hour in the United States!!!

you are assholes.

 

Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

It's gonna be at least a year before they become aware of its existence.

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I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

-------------------------------------------------- I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

Well then... 4 years... 3 years... 2 years... 1 year...

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Re: Swine Flu: the Video Game

All the victims so far have been Mexican. So, unless the game paints them as evil and terrorists, they're not gonna complain.

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