Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp Makes the Move to Steam27 May 2016 0
Everyone is aware of HexWar as a developer that focuses on hex & counter wargames. Over at our sister site, Pocket Tactics, we know that's not all they do. In fact, my favorite title to come from HexWar is the iOS port of the solitaire eurogame from Victory Point Games, Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp. Why is this secret held at Pocket Tactics? Because until now, Infection was only available for iOS. That ended yesterday when Infection made it's way to Steam and is now available for PC and Mac.
Infection puts you in the shoes of a big shot at a CDC look-alike trying to discover the cure to different strains of bugs that are quickly killing all of humanity. It's based on a solitaire tabletop game and does an admirable job of bringing it to a backlit screen near you.
James Franklin — Patient Zero — collapses after stepping off a plane from the Congo at JFK International Airport. He is rushed to Forest Hills Hospital where he is placed in an isolation ward. It is quickly discovered he has Morbusian, a constantly mutating virus that is resistant to all known antivirals. The survival of humanity itself is at stake!
In Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp you are the director of the Department of Plague Control (DPC) field office in New York City. You make the decisions about what parts of the virus to study, which personnel to hire, and what equipment to purchase. You'll soon discover you are working with an eccentric group of scientists who don't always work well together — and one very resourceful lab rat named Marvin. As the casualties increase, so does the stress and mistakes made, as you try to complete your vaccine before time runs out for all of mankind!
This strategy game uses simple mechanics in a multitude of combinations to create engaging, deep gameplay as you try to eliminate an evolving virus that could spell the end of the human race. While random events from the Status Reports might throw a wrench in your plans (or occasionally help you out), you'll use the Lab Personnel and Equipment you've hired to piece together randomly generated proteins into the different parts of a vaccine, all while managing dwindling funding resources as the Death Toll Track climbs. Each time that your Containment fails you come one step closer to losing this battle, so make sure that you push everyone to their limits before the infection reaches critical levels.
The game features 14 challenging viruses to cure as well as a custom game mode to play with optional game rules
Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp is available now. For PC/Mac, it runs $8.50 and it's $5 on your iDevice.