EEUM Spin-off and Braga’s start-up Magikbee, has created a game about Coronavirus, which aims to teach, in a fun and accessible to all, some good practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The game is called Virus Fight Club and was designed for all ages.
The goal of the game is to collect as many vaccines as possible, and to do so, it is necessary to travel through several cities. During the journey, the player has to avoid situations susceptible to contagion. The biggest challenge is to avoid risky situations such as people sneezing, coughing, groups, among other obstacles. The frequent washing of hands protects the player from threats that, during the journey, he can also collect masks to later hand over to infected people, thus ensuring their protection.
“As the Coronavirus crisis worsens, educating the public and especially children is essential to minimize contagion situations and avoid panic”, “people feel powerless over the pandemic and the game allows them to create a kind of parallel world, in which we can all save the world”, argues Hugo Ribeiro, CEO of Magikbee.
The head of the Startup Bracarense stresses that “the mission of Magikbee is to create products that convey educational messages, but in a fun way”. “We couldn’t fail to make our contribution to this cause and help the WHO’s important recommendations to be absorbed, without dramatizing, but using a format that is more attractive, fun, and therefore closer to the younger generations”, adds Hugo Ribeiro.
Virus Fight Club is available in major world languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and can be downloaded and used for free.
Available for smartphones and tablets in the main application stores – iOS App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. Soon, the game will also be available for computer at www.virusfightclub.com.
The game was developed by startup Magikbee, which has in its portfolio several innovative products, including kiddZtube, a video streaming platform for children from 2 to 8 years, which in the last year has been one of the main references in the industry worldwide.
Based in Braga, Magikbee is a Spin-off of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and is part of the technological ecosystem of Braga. Magikbee’s mission is to reimagine the children’s experience with digital screens, promoting safer, more fun and educational experiences. The company has been internationally recognized several times for the innovative nature of its products and technologies, highlighting the Silicon Valley World Cup Tech Challenge, where it was a finalist in the AR/VR category.
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