Z-Man games announced a new category of games, an official “Pandemic System” category. This term will represent any game that has, at it’s core, the Pandemic engine.
This comes as a result of confusion that was discovered to surround the Pandemic Survival World Championships. There seemed to be questions that would continuously be raised about what comprised the competition such as what games would be played, the meaning behind the term “Survival’ and why certain themed games were used and others not.
“With all of that in mind, I’m excited to announce that we’re defining a new category of Pandemic games. Going forward, games whose foundations are rooted in Pandemic’s gameplay will be known as Pandemic System games. We want players to know that the engine under the hood is based on Matt Leacock’s award-winning co-op mechanics, while the setting—be it historical or fantastical—allows us to adapt gameplay to create a more nuanced, thematic experience. “
Head over to Z-Man Games’ web site for more info regarding the future of the Survial Games series.