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A small cosy village with only 200 inhabitants and a well equipped infirmary. Actually quite simple. But watch out, the inhabitants tend to be rather older and therefore die quite fast. lol.
Choose a plague that will tear your village to the ground!
You know what this plague is. Quite infectious from
coughing. And especially deadly to the elderly with fever
Usually 3 to 10 days incubation period. And a duration of about 8 to 10 days.
Highly infectious and deadly virus. Fever, puking,
diarrhea, bleeding and more fun.
Rather difficult due to an incubation period of 8 to 12 days and a duration of about 22 days. And also a rather high mortality rate.
Black plague (hard)
The classic. Even though hygiene is much better nowadays,
a new outbreak is not impossible. And if it is there, it
can quickly wipe out an entire village.
The incubation period is usually less than a day and patients usually die within three days.
If you can do that, you're pretty good at this game.
To zoom, use the mouse wheel or, on touch devices, two fingers. Hold and drag to move the map.
On the map you will find rectangles as buildings, dots as citizens and white lines as streets. The rest is decoration.
Every citizen has a home (building in light red) and a workplace (building in light blue). When they are not free, they move between these two buildings and visit friends in between.
Every citizen has an external status. This may, however, be different from the real status. Green means that the citizen is externally healthy. Orange means that the citizen has symptoms and could possibly be infected. Red means he has been tested and is infected. Blue means he is cured. And black means, he is dead.
At the top of the screen you will find your statistics. You
can move your mouse over them or click on touch devices to
You can also click on the button in the bottom left corner to display a window with more data. But you have to unlock this data first.
Use the button in the bottom left corner to enter the action window. At the top of the window you will find tabs. In the tabs "PR", "Crisis" and "Medical" you can buy actions. There is one action tree per tab. That means, if you buy an action, you unlock more actions. To see how expensive an action is and what it brings, just click on the respective circle.
Unlike actions, regulations can be changed back and forth. However, political power is required for each change.
As soon as a citizen reaches the limit set in the rule-tab, at matches of symptoms or he loses health, he goes to the hospital. There he is first in the waiting room. If there are more staff (people in white), the faster the waiting room is emptied. As soon as it is his turn, he is tested, if tests are available, or subjected to a possibly incorrect diagnosis. If the disease is endangering him and beds are free, he will be treated as an inpatient. Otherwise, he will go home.
If more than 1/3 of the citizens have died, happiness drops to 0% or the economy drops to 0%, you have lost.
If there is no more active case of the disease, you have won.
Press "space" to stop the game. Press "," to speed up the game. Press "a" to open the action window. Press "s" to open the statistics window.
In containment.io it is your task as mayor of a small town or village to fight an epidemic and let as few people die as possible.
To do this, you have to impose regulations and buy actions. But be careful not to mess up the happiness of the citizens and the economy too much.
containment.io can be played for free on most browser-enabled devices, without download and installation. containment.io works with most modern browsers. Chrome, Firefox or Safari are recommended.
containment.io is not intended to be a realistic simulation and facts from the game should never be transferred to real life. Please check reliable sites like https://www.who.int for recommendations in case of diseases.
Also, the slightly satirical and socially critical texts should not be taken too seriously or attack people. Nevertheless you can think about one or the other ...
Idea, Planning, Programming, Design Ben Weber
Music Ross Bugden
- Better support for mobile devices
- The statistics window is now accessible via a button
- Many small adjustments
- When a window is opened, the game will automatically pause
Please report bugs on Discord or by mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please also contact me if you have any suggestions or want to express criticism.
Things that are planned or maybe will be added. Make suggestions on Discord!
- Better mobile support
- Interactive tutorial
- More maps
- More diseases
- More regulations
- More actions
- Supermarkets and supply
- Schools and generally these strange things called children