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  Solo indie developer creates “Corona Simulator” to combat COVID-19 and boredom
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Ulm, Germany -- May 29th, 2020 Today German solo indie developer Markus Failer, founder of Phodex Games, announced, that his round-based strategy game “Corona Simulator“ will launch June 12th on PC for Steam,, and GameJolt. The game is a sophisticated mixture of challenging strategy game and frighteningly detailed virus simulation. As a global pandemic leader, you skillfully manage nations' resources, make tough decisions, and impose drastic measures to combat the deadly coronavirus and change the fate of mankind.


„My goal with Corona Simulator was not only to bring joy to the players but also to give them hope“, said Markus Failer, founder of Phodex Games. „In fact I have voluntarily placed myself in domestic self-quarantine for the entire production period of the game to express my respect for the victims of COVID-19 and all the people out there struggling with quarantine. Additionally I decided to donate 20% of the revenue made by the „Savior Edition“ to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund“.


Game Features:


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  • New perspective: Experience the pandemic from a new perspective and be the decision-maker yourself. Prove that you have better control of the virus than governments in the real world.
  • Serious moral decisions: Respond to events based on news from the real world to shape the destiny of nations.
  • Detailed simulation: Experience a lifelike simulation in which the resources of nations interact dynamically with each other, thus influencing the behavior of the virus.
  • Four deadly Corona strains: Prove your skills and adapt your strategies to the changing conditions that each strain brings with it.

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  • Drastic measures: Stabilize nations through curfews, compulsory masks, financial aid, and other measures you know from the real world.
  • Find a cure: Win the battle against time and find the right balance between research and economy.
  • Immersive visuals: Let yourself be captivated by the modern and immersive design of the "Corona Simulator" and dive directly into the central computer of the "Global Pandemic Organization".
  • Thrilling soundtrack: A suspenseful soundtrack accompanies you on your way to fight the deadly Coronavirus.

Savior Edition Additional Features:


  • 20% of the revenue goes to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
  • Five brand-new game events
  • Four premium UI themes to dramatically change the appearance of your game
  • One new, extremely challenging virus strain


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Be the decision-maker yourself and combat the deadly coronavirus, to change the fate of mankind!





Price Normal Edition: 12.99$

Price Savior Edition: 18.99$



Available in German, English and French on release. 


Press Kit     



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About Phodex Games

Phodex Games is an independent, one-man game development studio located in Germany. The goal of the company is to create, small but unique games together with the community, to develop new and fresh gameplay mechanics.


Name:          Markus Failer

Email:           [email protected]