Unleash a Virus with Patient Zero for Android
Deep down everyone likes a little bit of disaster, and a new Android Game from EgonDev called Patient Zero can give you just that. Patient Zero is a GPS game that lets you get down with the sickness as you try and spread your custom virus around the globe.
Patient Zero lets you use your phone’s GPS abilities to spread a “virus” with anyone you come into contact with that’s playing the game. Different types of viruses have different capabilities and you can start with one of three with the common cold, influenza, and the measles. Each player can be a carrier of up to six viruses including their own. If a player comes within range of you and has room for another virus, they’ll pickup yours and become infected. You can keep track of it all through tabs; the carrier status tab lets you see what virus you have and which ones you may be infected with while the infection map shows active infections nearby that haven’t expired. Patient Zero has some nice options with the ability to keep your phone awake (so you can spread your virus on the go), and notification options including text to speech. You can also check the online leaderboards or database statistics to see how many people are currently playing.
Patient Zero is still in Beta, but it’s a strong Beta and the game ran like a champ on my phone. I was pretty surprised to fire up the game, name my virus, and infect 2 people within minutes. There are quite a few people already playing Patient Zero and I don’t live in a major city so it was nice to see the game spread out so well. It’s also important to note that the game doesn’t give out your exact GPS location, just a general one so no worries about GPS stalkers. If you enjoy location based games you might want to give this one a go, you can find Patient Zero on Google Play for free.
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