Manipur Student Develops Mobile Game 'Coroboi' To Spread COVID-19 Awareness
The COVID-19 theme has emerged as a major trend among game developers, and many have used their skills to spread awareness about the ongoing pandemic.?
Many popular games have introduced new features based on corona guidelines. For example, Minecraft Earth team claims to have developed new features in accordance with the World Health Organization and Centre for Disease Control guidelines,?
But it's not just the professional game developers who're using using games as an awareness tool, the lockdown has given amateur game developers the time and opportunity to show off their skills. That's exactly what a?class 9 student from Imphal - Baldeep Ningthoujam - has done.
Baldeep Ningthoujam developed a mobile game called ‘Coroboi’ amid COVID-19 pandemic, which is based on COVID guidelines and is now available for Android users.
?According to the description of the app on Google play store, “Coroboi, a boy from India (Manipur) is stranded and wants to return home. Wearing Leirum Phee (Manipuri traditional cloth) and a mask, he will run towards his goal. He will be earning points during his journey. If the police caught him, a fine of 5000 points will be deducted.”??
While talking to ANI, Ningthoujam said that he wants to become an ethical hacker."I want to be an ethical hacker and learn more about Artificial Intelligence and other technologies. My uncle had suggested me to develop a game on COVID. So I became interested."?
"The development of the game was completed last week and it was launched on Friday," he said.
"It is new to me, so I browsed through YouTube and read articles for 3-4 weeks to fully understand it," he added.
Back in July, a 10-year-old boy from New Delhi named Veer V Kashyap developed a unique board game called ‘Corona Yuga’, to spread awareness about different precautionary measures that are recommended by health professionals to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus.