Virus Fighter

The Virus Fighter game teaches people about the science behind viruses, vaccinations and immunity. It is the result of a collaboration between the Babraham Institute, Game Doctor and the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology and was funded through the ORION project.

Virus Fighter features two gameplay modes. In “Mission Mode” players make decisions to try and control an outbreak across the UK.  In “Free Mode”, players alter the properties of four viruses, and explore how this can have drastic impacts on their ability to spread.

Designing the game was a collaborative process, with Year 8 students participating in two co-creation workshops.

Read more about the production of Virus Fighter on our blog:

A slanted map of the UK, overlayed with several cartoon figures in a line. The image also features the 'Virus Fighter' logo in red, white and purple.