Polish developer Jujubee S.A. has just revealed their latest project COVID: The Outbreak in an Announcement Trailer. The game brings educational awareness and challenging gameplay to players all around the world during the ongoing pandemic. COVID: The Outbreak will be available on May 29, 2020 on PC (Steam) with a $13.99/€11.99 price point, alongside a -10% discount on release day. The developer does not exclude publishing the game on other platforms in the future.
Jujubee would also like to announce that 20% of all net Steam sales throughout the month of May and June will be donated to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and other charitable foundations supporting the fight against the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID: The Outbreak is a real-time strategy game in which you play the role of a global organization that has to deal with a global pandemic. Issue decrees, manage resources, develop projects, and construct buildings. A race for the vaccine begins!
In addition to crisis management, the game provides the players with information on how to behave in the event of an epidemic, what actions to take, and how to protect themselves and their loved ones in the most effective way. The game is based on the data published by WHO and on the information acquired from experts and consultants.
“̷H̷e̷r̶e̷ ̴a̸t̶ ̶J̶u̴j̴u̶b̷e̷e̸ ̸w̷e̸ ̶a̷r̸e̶ ̸p̸a̸s̴s̵i̸o̶n̸a̸t̸e̷ ̶a̴b̴o̶u̶t̴ ̷e̶d̶u̷c̷a̷t̷i̴n̶g̴ ̴o̸u̴r̷ ̶a̶u̴d̶i̵e̸n̷c̴e̶ ̷w̸h̸i̶l̵e̷ ̵t̸h̸e̶y̶ ̶a̸r̴e̵ ̸h̴a̶v̶i̸n̷g̴ ̷a̵ ̶g̴o̷o̶d̸ ̶t̸i̶m̷e̵ ̸p̵l̷a̸y̵i̶n̵g̶ ̶o̶u̵r̶ ̷g̷a̸m̷e̷s̵.̵ ̶C̴u̶r̵r̵e̵n̶t̸l̴y̷,̵ ̷t̸h̸e̶r̸e̶ ̴i̵s̵ ̸a̵ ̷p̴l̸e̶t̸h̵o̵r̴a̴ ̷o̷f̷ ̶m̵i̵s̴i̶n̸f̴o̴r̴m̵a̵t̶i̶o̷n̶ ̷c̶i̷r̴c̴u̸l̵a̶t̶i̵n̷g̴ ̶t̸h̴e̷ ̷t̴o̴p̴i̷c̸ ̵o̴f̸ ̴t̶h̵e̵ ̵c̷o̸r̸o̸n̸a̵v̷i̵r̷u̶s̶,̶ ̶s̵o̴ ̵w̶e̵ ̷h̷o̷p̶e̷ ̴o̷u̸r̵ ̴s̷t̷r̷a̶t̴e̶g̷y̴ ̸g̸a̴m̷e̴ ̵w̵i̷l̵l̴ ̸s̴e̷r̶v̸e̵ ̷a̷s̴ ̵a̴ ̴s̸o̴u̶r̷c̵e̸ ̴o̷f̸ ̶e̸n̴t̶e̵r̷t̵a̸i̸n̵m̵e̴n̸t̴ ̸a̶n̸d̶ ̵e̵d̵u̵c̸a̴t̸i̴o̵n̷ ̵f̷o̸r̸ ̸o̶u̸r̴ ̸p̴l̵a̷y̸e̴r̷s̵.̶”̸ ̶-̷ ̶s̸a̵y̸s̵ ̵P̴a̶w̶e̷l̷ ̵N̶i̸t̶t̸a̸,̸ ̸H̶e̶a̴d̴ ̶o̸f̷ ̷M̶a̴r̵k̶e̴t̵i̵n̶g̴ ̸&̸ ̴P̸R̵.̶
Pandemic Management – advise the world what needs to be done in order to survive the dreadful disease; manage funds, staff, medicine, and research priorities.
Issue Emergency Decrees – declare national emergency and close borders, enforce obligatory vaccination, close schools and airports. Do whatever it takes to stop the coronavirus.
Research New Projects – developing new ways to fight off the disease is a sound strategy. Remember to be cautious as your enemy may mutate, rendering your newly acquired ability completely useless.
Unpredictable Events – how you handle the ongoing fake news, mass stockpiling of supplies, or people ignoring the incoming threat will go a long way towards deciding whether you will prevail against the disease, or succumb to it.
Construct Vital Buildings – build hospitals, emergency tents, research institutions, checkpoints, police stations, and a whole lot more. Every building you enact may become the decisive factor in stopping the outbreak.
Games Beyond™ – educate yourself on how a coronavirus operates, what can you do if you become infected, and why quarantines are issued. Understand why a pandemic is a threat to humanity.