Choose Your Disease

Player Rating3.70/8

"#392 overall, #15 for 2017"
based on 100 ratings since 08/03/2017
played 901 times (finished 122)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.

This game is sick! Have you ever heard of the 5 second rule? You know, where food is still ok to eat if you pick it back up off the floor within 5 seconds of dropping it. Well, here at Choose Your Disease (CYD), we preach the 5 minute rule. CYD is an alternate universe where people try to get sick with the nastiest, gnarliest diseases we can find and learn about the organisms along the way. Please only CYD within this universe...

do not eat things off the floor in your own universe.

Player Comments

There wasn’t much story to this, and I was not particularly fond of what little story there was as framework, but I did actually have quite a bit of fun reading this. Maybe I just get a kick out of reading about myself being infected with horrible, third world diseases.

There was at least one tense change that irritated me as I read it, but the story was otherwise decent and readable, mechanics-wise. I do ask that the author and anyone reading this never use <3 is dialogue, please. The writing itself was nothing notable, and the framing of going to the other world could have been either expanded upon a bit or reduced to something like, “You were sent here to investigate this world after a wormhole appeared on earth.” As it was, it felt like a bother to read, and I didn’t care about it.

The story seems like a fun one to play with other people to see what diseases you all get, but it was fun to play by myself too. I do question why the main guy didn’t just say, “No thanks” and go back through the wormhole, since he didn’t seem excited about his opportunity to infect himself with diseases he would normally have to go drink from an African diarrhea river to contract.

I don’t understand why there was a choice between sexes at the beginning of the story. It had no effect on the rest of the story, and I don’t even think gendered pronouns were used. It would have been better to eliminate it altogether and just let the reader imagine what he wanted, since it didn’t matter anyway.
A lot of the one-link pages could have been combined with one another, as they were all very short, and there were not time skips in between them or anything like that that would make a new page seem more natural.
There was also a choice given whether or not to scratch your butt, but you end up doing so, no matter which you choose. It would have been just fine to say that you try to resist scratching but just can’t help yourself.

This story is a good way to kill a bit of time and learn about pathogens all at once, if that’s your interest, and it did exceed my expectations.


-- Cricket on 6/18/2019 1:50:52 PM with a score of 10
Interesting.
-- MolagWhite194 on 8/14/2019 9:17:13 PM with a score of 80
Definitely an interesting concept, but could use more of a story concept. What it lacks in story, it makes up for information, so good job on that aspect.
-- Xolaster on 8/9/2019 1:44:32 AM with a score of 250
Well, at least it had me thinking about biology.
-- castorgreatpoetguy on 8/8/2019 1:47:35 PM with a score of 220
Informative and fun
-- Faervel on 3/5/2019 2:07:41 PM with a score of 130
make better options
-- prettygirl on 4/8/2018 4:32:46 AM with a score of 200
Nice. You learn a lot about diseases and get the bubonic plauge!
-- Aidan on 2/23/2018 6:58:01 PM with a score of 130
This isn't a game for pure entertainment, but for edutainment (as listed under the respective genre) and I think it's a nice, short, educational game about disease. Perhaps you could add a "loop" click so you can go back to the beginning when you arrive to the other world and try another one?
-- AandEcoproductions on 9/11/2017 12:30:09 PM with a score of 130
I was looking forward as to how you would describe the AIDS contraction scene. Unfortunately, there were no viruses.

Otherwise this is a respectable 3/8 game. It's not really that entertaining and there's no character development / functional plot to speak of, but it serves it's purpose well enough that it doesn't deserve to be deleted.
-- Malkalack on 8/8/2017 9:13:42 PM with a score of 130
Didn't like the disease, but I love Cedar!!
-- Fred on 8/6/2017 12:23:11 PM with a score of 250
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