With all that’s going on in the world at the moment, it can be hard to find the right balance between entertainment and information. That’s where Viral Days comes in. It’s a super fun strategy game that’s chock full of important messages about how we all need to play our part in staying ahead of the pandemic.
The game puts you in charge of a small town. There are loads of people under your care, and some of them are infected with a virus. That virus can be spread through close contact, and it’s up to you to make sure that it doesn’t spread between other citizens.
How do you do that? Well, for one thing you can send infected people home to quarantine. The game always lets you know where they are, and you can spot them by the cloud of germs that surround them. You can also make and hand out masks, which stifle the infection rates and keep people safe.
As things progress you’re going to have to call in the police as well. They’ll make sure people are adhering to social distancing guidelines, and you can give them the power to arrest anyone who’s breaking the rules. In the worst case you’re going to have to send some of the townspeople to hospital as well.
If you lose control of the infection, things can get out of hand pretty quickly, so you’re going to need to be ready for anything. There are 25 different levels to try and complete, and while the game is easy to pick up and play, it offers a decent level of challenge to players as well.