Dr. Sara: Disease Detective is a visual novel mobile game featuring the World's Greatest Epidemiologist, investigating and solving outbreaks around the globe.
Students take on the role of Dr. Sara in a character-driven simulation of Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) detective work-investigating and solving outbreaks around the globe. Dr. Sara is a brave, brilliant disease detective taking on severe and perplexing outbreaks in hotspots around the world-searching for the index case, connecting seemingly disparate dots, confronting fear, both personal and societal-all the while racing against time to find clues to a cure. Like a cross between Lara Croft and Dr. House MD: Dr. Sara is equally at home in the lab, in the field, and on duty in the emergency room.
Dr. Sara: Disease Detective features high stakes time pressure, compelling characters, narrative design, challenging puzzles, and the natural gameplay dynamics that emerge from network science and contact tracing. We hope this new visual novel mobile game game will inspire students to develop an interest in science medicine technology and public health. Fun, immersive gameplay features include: Visual novel style interactive dialogue; Innovative character design; MiniGames about social distancing; Hidden object investigation; Eureka style logic puzzles; Collectible scientific vocabulary; game-based learning techniques; Cinematics, visual effects, original music and immersive sound design.