FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for “Plague Inc.”, a strategy simulation app that allows users to create and evolve a pathogen to destroy the world, is seen on a mobile phone screen in front of the logo of the game, in this illustration picture taken February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Strategy simulation game “Plague Inc.”, which surged in popularity in China when the coronavirus epidemic first started, has been removed from the China app store after regulators said it contained illegal content, its developer said on Thursday.
The game, which allows users to create and evolve a pathogen to destroy the world, soared to the top of the charts of Apple’s China app store in January, as players turned to disaster-themed content as a coping mechanism.
Players, however, started saying on social media on Thursday that they were no longer able to find the game on China’s app store, which was later confirmed by Plague’s developer and publisher,…
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