Two brothers from Pakistan have made a video game to enhance the spread of awareness among the people regarding coronavirus and letting them know what measures can be helpful in defeating the virus. Karim-ul-Islam shared this news in a BBC News Programme Sairbeen.
The two brothers who created the video game say that from basic design to animation, and coding they’ve done everything themselves. Different stages of the game teach the measures to avoid contracting the infection such as by washing hands, applying sanitizer etc.
It is hoped that people would utilise the information in their practical life as well. ‘Stop the Spread’ video game is currently available on Windows, IOS, Android as well as Facebook free of cost. Nowadays gaming is being considered as a healthy means of physical distancing and social connection amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the World Health Organization also encouraged people to play video games to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A campaign #PlayApartTogether was introduced in collaboration with 18 video game companies including live-streaming giant Twitch and Activision Blizzard to encourage people to play video games and practice social distancing.