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Nightmare: Malaria Hits Google Play, a Fun Game That Battles a Real Issue

A new game hit Google Play this week, one which is not only fun to play, but also helps those who suffer from malaria. The game is called Nightmare: Malaria, and it covers an adventure through the body of a young girl suffering from malaria. The goal is to kill mosquitoes and collect teddy bears scattered through levels. At the end of levels, there are safety nets which will protect you from harm. To add a bit of A-list status, Susan Sarandon was hired to play the voice in the game, which some of you might enjoy. 

To be honest, it’s probably one of the darkest games I have seen in a while, but malaria is a very real disease that affect people all around the world. Proceeds from the game, although free to download, go straight to Against Malaria Foundation (AMF), so go check it out on Google Play.


  • Survive 21 levels of fever-dream visuals through two worlds: Blood and Brain.
  • Save the stranded teddy bears on every level to advance.
  • Avoid killer mosquitoes using your wits and the safety of mosquito nets.
  • Featuring the voice of Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon.
  • First Android game created by Emmy award-winning studio Psyop.
  • Completely Free.

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  • George

    downloaded the game as soon as I saw this Post… It was Dark and had a good story line, not to mention great graphics… Yet I found myself getting more and more depressed and after 5 minutes i couldn’t play anymore. anyone that plays this game should understand what I am talking about. after you beat a level they tell you some sad fact about malaria and how it kills children and then asks you to donate money…. the money thing i understand its a good cause but I don’t want to be playing a game that builds me up when I beat a level then throws me back down to earth with a depressing statistic about Malaria. Sorry Tim, i know you love this game

  • Robert

    A look at 10 facts about human trafficking that make you lose hope in human beings. bit.ly/1iYazzC

  • Droidzilla

    All I see when I hear her name:

  • rthvk

    Alright, I’m still on the fence about a Moto X purchase today, but I got a code expiring Monday so I’m just going to give this one (retrieved last Wednesday) away like I did another one.


    Expires today at midnight ET. Let me know after you’ve used it. Most importantly, enjoy it! 😀

  • EvanTheGamer

    The gameplay and visuals look top-notch. Can’t wait to play this one. And finally a game with no In-app Purchases! Yay!

  • Mitchman

    Is Nightmare: HPV on the horizon?

    • Guest


      • m1ghtysauc3

        Human papillomavirus.

      • DoctorJB

        Causes cervical, throat, penile, anal, etc cancers…

    • DoctorJB

      Voiced by Michael Douglas?

  • BPStroh

    An odd place to post this, for sure, but I have a Moto X promo code that I’ve decided not to use and I wanted someone to be able to take advantage. Here is it, expires tonight at midnight. Please respond and let me know when this is used. H2DW-HWSG-4D5N-EYZW-4VDW

  • Smeckle

    I wonder if Tim Robbins has played this.

    • Adrynalyne

      Who knows.

      Did you mean Tim Burton?

      • Smeckle

        No, Tim Robbins.

        I am wondering how many DL readers actually know who Susan Sarandon is lol

        • Adrynalyne

          Most of them are too young, I am sure.
          What is the connection to Tim Robbins and the game? It is Tim Burton-esque in graphics.

          • Smeckle

            Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were a couple for over 20 years.

          • Adrynalyne

            I know that. What is the connection to this game? I feel like I a missing something (I have no audio, is that why?)

          • rthvk

            “Susan Sarandon was hired to play the voice in the game”

          • Adrynalyne

            Ah, I missed that.

          • Mr E


        • Hello, Shawshank totes rulez!

          • Jeff C

            Totes McGoats…

        • EvanTheGamer

          I feel old now, because probably most of the younger readers don’t got a clue as to who she is.

          • Wyveryx

            Why she’s Janet of course!

          • Mr E

            Damnit, Janet!

    • rthvk

      I’m not sure, but Tim-o-tato has 😛

  • Ryan

    Reminds me of a B movie on the SCI FI channel about giant mosquito’s lol.

    • Higher_Ground

      man that was a great B movie… you could see the strings holding the rubber mosquitos 🙂

  • This art style is overused but also so beautiful.

    • EvanTheGamer

      It really is. I love these kinds of graphics in games. Something about ’em, can’t really explain.

      Also, completed the first World(Blood) and the gameplay is actually really fantastic as well as the atmospheric music. And I love the fact that there’s no In-app Purchases. There is however after each level, a “Donate $3 for Net” for Malaria screen pops up. But that’s obviously to be expected since this game was created for Malaria Awareness. I think I might donate. Everyone should. $3 for a Net that is good for two people and that lasts up to 3 years. A great cause.