plague inc downloads are skyrocketing because of the coronavirus.
most downloaded in chinese app store (dont have proof but saw multiple articles about it)
more than 20x as much players on steam compared to last week steamcharts.com/app/246620#1m
They banking of the unnecessary hysteria
I also for some reason got really hooked on it yesterday. I just thought about the game without knowing about any of this and i got hooked. I also think its because they released a new really good scenario here recently.